About this course
The seven yoga poses and sequences we present here are really good to actually sing in. You'll notice results immediately in terms of range, resonance, freedom. That's because yoga works on all the things that are crucial for good singing. Breath, good core muscles, relaxed upper body, good posture.
I'll give you a firm warning about the danger of being unaware of your body issues, or worse - ignoring them and hoping you can still sing alright without them.
When you are comfortable with a pose and you feel good in it, you can start making sounds. First by replacing an exhale with a sound like an sss or ng. Then by singing half phrases, then full phrases.
As the Sun salutation is a sequence, there is almost constant movement. Moving fluently, your muscles don’t get a chance to tense up. This helps removing the moments of hesitation that kill our vocal technique.
Great for a relaxed and correct shape of the spine. And for developing awareness of the airflow in your nose and pharynx.
This pose will be very good if you have neck tension and/or shoulder tension.
This pose is a nice way to create lightness when our singing mechanism feels heavy.
The hip joint opening is helpful to getting a good deep breath. You’ll probably feel the air going deeper.
The stretch of the hip joint and the alignment of the entire spine will create a line of air for you, open the breath, and allow for the range to expand.
The Uthanasana, or the forward bend, was suggested by a student of mine who is a yoga teacher. We needed to work on freeing his neck.
Don't just do a pose once and expect it to work forever. Even though occasional yoga will make you feel relieved - regular yoga will transform your body and singing.
You have to admit - singing in yoga poses is completely different! And I also bet it's better. But after you sang in a yoga pose, you will want to know: how can it make me a better singer even if I'm not in a yoga pose?
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