As a singer and a practicer-of-yoga, I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about breath. I practice yogic breathwork to energize or to relax. I’ve embraced the idea of letting breath initiate movement and not vice-versa. I experiment with longer inhalations and exhalations, ujai breathing, alternate nostril breathing, box breathing, you name it. I've inhaled until I'm uncomfortably full and I've used all sorts of methods to release that too-full breath in controlled ways to allow for longer phrasing. All of this focus on “taking” breath makes singing less enjoyable. There’s got to be a better way.