Last year I enrolled in the Yoga Medicine 500-hour program to reinvigorate my teaching and get some new tools for my toolbox. One of the most eye-opening components of my training has been learning about the amazing therapeutic benefits of myofascial release. You might have experienced myofascial release through foam rolling, massage, rolfing, self-massage, and yes, your yoga practice!
Over the past year I've been thrilled to discover the positive effects myofascial release has had on my singing, as well.
Think of the shoulders, neck, and jaw as a interconnected suspension system. Because everything in our bodies is connected, when one area is restricted another area will learn to compensate. Tension in our body can be temporary (i.e. carrying a heavy bag to an audition), or more deeply habitual (i.e. jaw tension every time you sing in the passaggio). When we free up these restrictions, our vocal mechanism can function more harmoniously…Read More