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It turns out that one of the main causes for any restriction in your voice can be largely due to tension in your neck and shoulders. The tighter your muscles, the more constricted your voice will be. If you are experiencing any of the following, include these neck and shoulder stretches in your daily vocal warm ups and you will be on your way to becoming a better singer and a more relaxed person.
Signs of Tension When Singing
Throat pain when singing
Strained high notes
Tight or breathy low notes
Lack of lower register
Lack of breath control
Tension in tongue
These are just some of the most common problems that my students encounter when they are fighting muscles tension. If we start the lesson with a few stretches and good breathing, many of the problems melt away and we are able to make some great progress.
We can all benefit from letting stress and tension go, allowing our bodies to breathe and function the way God intended. Take some time every day to let go of your worries and stresses. give yourself permission to stretch, breathe, and focus on the moment. I love to meditate on a favorite Bible verse while I stretch and breathe. Focus your mind, stay in the moment, and let it all go.
Suzanne takes you through a series of stretches designed to eradicate tension in the neck and shoulders, enabling you to melt away stress and breathe properly for great singing.
Tension in the body creates tension in the voice, so it is important to take time to care for your body so that you can sing your best for a lifetime! Not only will you sing better, you feel better and enjoy better health as you care for your body by ridding it of tension and allowing blood to flow freely through all of your tissues, bringing warmth and healing.
Practice with the videos on good posture in combination with these stretches for ultimate health and freedom of singing. Set aside time daily for this stretching series and you will reap great rewards in how you sound and how you feel!
These stretches are wonderfully therapeutic in helping overcome daily stresses as well as healing injuries. You are worth it, so take this time for yourself. Learn how to sing without tension and restriction. Relax, breathe, and focus on softening your muscles and letting the tension just melt away!