A Voice and Beyond
A Voice and Beyond
May 23, 2021
Episode #12 - Alignment: Singing with Authentic Self
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The use of the word alignment is subjective and can mean different things to different people. As voice teachers, we usually refer to alignment in the context of postural alignment. We understand that alignment is a necessary component for promoting healthy and efficient singing. However, to be in true alignment with authentic self means that we are balanced from a physiological, psychological, social and environmental perspective. From time to time, we can feel disconnected in our relationships with others, we may find ourselves in a job where we have lost our passion or we may feel physically disconnected in space and time. If you relate to any of these scenarios, you may well be in misalignment and this can impact all areas of your health, including vocal health. In this episode, I discuss alignment in all these four key areas and I share strategies that will help you realign to your authentic self. 

In this episode

00:58 - What is alignment?

03:35 - My experience with a misaligned student

11.59 - Alignment with self

15:35 - Does this sound like you?

18:09 - Alignment with the environment

19:55 - Measures for checking in on your alignment

21:17 - My story of misalignment 

28:15 - Physical Alignment  

29:30 - Identifying physical habits

32:08 - Postural Alignment 

35:34 - Affects on the voice

37:06 - Conclusion

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