Why do singers need YogaSing in their lives?
Since YogaSing is specifically designed for singers, it is an excellent way for them to raise their body awareness, be physically active in a way that is beneficial rather than detrimental to their instrument, and to learn how to calm the mind. YogaSing helps singers build core strength and awareness, which improves breath management, helps provide more stamina, and encourages ease of movement onstage.
YogaSing also reinforces the fact that every movement—physical and vocal alike—is rooted in the breath. Singers must understand that just like there is no sound without breath, there is no movement without it either; in other words, it is just as important for physical movement to be “on the breath” as it is for the voice. Moving with the breath and from the core keeps the body from tiring and helps singers’ gestures and movements to look more authentic and energized on stage.
YogaSing also provides singers with a tool to handle the nerves, anxiousness, and pressure that often come with the performing world. Physical movement itself helps to reduce stress, and breathing techniques such as satala, alternate nostril, and kapalubati can take the feeling of inner calm and confidence to the next level. The asana that concentrate on balance also focus the mind and therefore encourage a sense of oneness between the physical and emotional bodies.
YogaSing is awareness. And when singers are truly aware, they can nurture their instrument with whatever it requires to do its absolute best. Awareness of how the physical, emotional, and spiritual planes are interconnected also helps singers to know themselves, and there is great power and potential in that knowledge. In short, singers who are aware have the ability to give authentic expression and connection to everything they do, and in so doing, transport both themselves and their audiences. And that is what singing is all about.