I've been practicing through volumes 1 and 2 and I seem to carry too much weight as I go up in pitch. I understand that at the passagio it's a case of altering vowels and air pressure but I seem to struggle with that flip. I end up either pulling chest and with it too much weight, which causes me to "break", or I end up easing up too much on the sound which makes the passagio sound weak or sometimes breathy.
Is it a case of strengthening the right muscles and disengaging the wrong ones with exercise, or is a case of how you think of the sound and where you place it?
If I start with head voice and go down, the head voice feels better placed and the bridging not as squeezed, but going up it feels like I choke at the bridge and end up with a larynxy head voice.
I'm just waiting for that aha moment when it all comes together.