2 Yoga Asanas for that Melodious, Singing Voice

Jun 13, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Summary

Singing is a combination of physical and spiritual freedom that vocal artists work so hard to achieve. Yoga helps regulate your pitch and the capacity of the lungs. It also imparts good posture, thereby ensuring you don’t strain your gut muscles

Highlights

  • In addition to pranayamas, practicing yoga asanas can also help singers a lot.
  • Tadasana improves posture and builds your gut muscles, so that you’re able to sing stronger for longer
  • Supta Matsyendrasana relaxes the spine and creates a better breathing capacity

Singing is a combination of physical and spiritual freedom that vocal artists work so hard to achieve. Yoga helps, and it helps a lot. It is a way to expand breath and the capacity of the lungs.

Here are a few asanas that every singer should practice regularly-

Tadasana (The Mountain Pose)

A good posture ensures that your voice doesn’t strain and builds your gut muscles for when you need to sing from your gut. Tadasana, the mountain pose is the foundation of most asanas in yoga. It improves posture and helps improve your lung capacity.

How to do the asana

  • Stand with your feet together. Breath rhythmically
  • Inhale while you shift your weight onto your toes
  • Exhale and shift your weight evenly onto your feet
  • Inhale and lift your torso up, lengthening your spine in the process
  • Exhale. Hang your arms beside your torso.
  • Make sure your head is aligned with your pelvic area
  • Stay in the pose for 30-60 seconds and transition back onto the original pose

Supta Matsyendrasana

The spinal twist relaxes the spine by building a better breathing capacity with regular practice. This helps while singing long and deep notes.

How to do the asana

  • Roll a fluffy blanket and keep it under the small of your back
  • Place your hands behind the towel and bend your knees
  • Lay all the way back onto the towel
  • Keep your arms beside your torso
  • Open your legs wider than the width of your hip
  • Bend your knees to the left side, in an attempt to touch the ground with your knees but don’t force it.
  • Repeat with the other side

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