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Singing and the Chakras

Singing and the Chakras Singing and the chakras When we sing, energy is flowing more than normal. You can probably feel it, even if you’re not sure how you feel about energy or chakras – there’s no denying that “buzzy” feeling through your head, or maybe chest or throat. There’s more air flowing, you’re hopefully […]

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Sing from Your Core!

Sing from Your Core! Uttihita Chataranga Dandasana, Four-limbed staff pose or Plank pose, is one good way to stimulate the core. After I gave birth to my daughter, I had a hard time coming back into singing in a stable way. Looking back on that time, I realize that my core muscles had been stretched

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Ground down to Lift up

Ground Down to Lift Up How often have you lifted your shoulders and stood on your tiptoes when reaching for a dish on the top shelf? How often have you observed a singer lifting their chin to reach for that high note? Those kinds of behaviors are all too common, and can really get in

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5 Best Yoga Poses for Singers!

5 Best Yoga Poses for Singers! Here are some of my favorite poses that help me physically and mentally prepare for my singing practice. Side stretches, forward folds with your chest open, twists, and backbends are all great ways to help prepare your body to be an instrument of song! Some deeper core work would

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Be Courageous!

Be Courageous! Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” – Maya Angelou We all need courage in order to undertake voice and/or yoga training. When we commit to the process of freeing our voice

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Find Your Balance

Find Your Balance “When we have a good balance between thinking and feeling, our actions and lives are always the richer for it.” – Yo Yo Ma Balance is a theme that runs through all of our lives. We struggle to keep an ‘even keel’ through the ups and downs of life, we strive to balance work

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