The glottis is the space between the vocal chords. We use the glottis to manipulate sounds and communicate. Space is the primary element where air, fire, water, and earth emerge, operate and interact.
Can certain sounds have different effects on your body?
Air quality is defined within mobility: the ability to move freely, lightly, and effortlessly
Fire qualities are transformation, suddenness, intensity, radiance, and inspiration
- Affricates: /t∫/ as in “ch” and /dz/ as in “judge“
Water qualities are softness, fluidity, adaptability, power, and feeling
- Fricatives: /∫/ as in “sh”, “measure”, /s, z, f, v, th (voiceless and voiced)/
- Liquids: /r,l/
Earth qualities are manifested in stability: the ability to maintain structural integrity under stress
- Stops: /b, p/, /t, d/, /k, g/
- Nasals: /m, n/