Yoga for Singing and Voice Loss

by Melissa West on November 26, 2013

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Yoga and my singing voice!

Yoga-for-SingingHello, I became a member July 22, 2013. I’m a middle school teacher and have always found my calm and “center” through my recreational singing. (Community Theater etc.) About 8 years ago I lost my voice and I just gave up. Age, stress – whatever- took control. I found a vocal coach in June 2013 and took the risk of finding out if my vocals could return. She suggested I try Yoga as one of my tools to find myself again. THAT’S WHEN I FOUND YOUR SITE! I am hooked, and a fabulous connection has been made.

I tried your videos focusing on neck and shoulder relaxation, and posture. With regular practice through your videos, I’m finding out my vocals can be released. This is just the start. I’ve got more work to do to change habits of clenching and hunching over. I’m looking for suggestions for more practice in releasing neck and facial tension. This has really worked. I’m singing again! It’s just for myself, but that’s good enough for me right now. I never understood how tension can control the vocal chords.Do you have any video suggestions? Thanks for all you have done for me.  Sholly Von Stein (Central Coast California)

Dear Sholly

Welcome. I love hearing about your story. So interesting! Everybody has such an interesting, unique and winding road to yoga! I’m so glad you found us! I’m so happy to hear that you are singing again, and for YOU! 🙂 That’s great news.

One of the best practices to release neck and facial tension is lion’s breath. This will also help to bring energy to your throat chakra as well. 🙂 A

I do have some video suggestions for you.
Yoga for Posture would be great for that clenching and hunching over.

The Chakra Series on the Membership Site – Especially the 5th chakra class
The chakra series would be great, but especially the 5th chakra class.

And here are all the Classes for the upper back neck and shoulder on the membership site

The Durga series had a mantra at the end of each class which is great or your voice had a mantra at the end of each class.

The fifth chakra class from Namaste Yoga is a free class! from Namaste Yoga.

And that should keep you busy for a while!

Looking forward to getting to know you better on the membership site!

Namaste, Melissa



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