Why Is Posture Important For Singing? [3 Powerful Reasons]
Most singing courses out there start with two things - breathing and posture.
The breathing is obvious, but what about posture? Why is posture important for singing?
I'm about to share 3 powerful reasons why posture is so important for great singing - and a practical way that you can improve your singing instantly with a posture hack that ties in with your diaphragmatic breathing.
I get it - breathing and posture just aren't "exciting" when you put them up against all the fancy sounding techniques like compression, vowel modification, cry and edge; but there's a REASON that every single course out there puts so much importance on posture and breathing as the lynchpin of your vocal progress;
#1 - Good Posture = Better Breath Control
This one is easy to illustrate; just hunch over like a little old lady pushing a walker and try to sing something - it's impossible, right?
Good posture simple equals better control over your breathing, and even more importantly, more efficient use of your diaphragm in the first place.
#2 - Good Posture = More Confidence
Imagine walking into a room full of people hunched over like the aforementioned little old lady with the task of singing a song for them - terrifying, right?
Now, imagine you walk in like THOR; head high, hammer in hand and the power of the gods at your side - exciting, right?
It's a dramatic comparison, but it's incredibly true; your posture really is tied to self confidence, and self confidence itself is tied to better singing.
#3 - Bad Posture = Strain and Tension
As a professional voice coach I often feel a little more like a chiropractor or physiotherapist: "head high, strong posture, breathe from your core and relax".
It's again proven that poor posture results in strain and tension - wouldn't you prefer to be strain free when you sing?
How To Improve Your Posture
I promised to give you an awesome posture hack, and here it is:
- Head Up
- Shoulders Back and Down
- "Proud" chest
- Ribs Wide
- Breathe from your core
It's seriously THAT simple to set up your posture for your singing - and this is exactly what all those courses are trying to get you to do with the "posture" module; head up, shoulders back, proud chest, ribs wide and breathe from your core.
Obviously, there's a little bit more to great singing than just standing tall in this way - in fact, diaphragmatic breathing is much more about "the exhale" than you probably realise, but this strong posture is definitely a great place to start.
The #1 Thing You'll Ever Learn
Beyond just your posture and breathing, there's something SUPER important that I want to share with you, but this tutorial is about breathing and posture so I don't want to go off track - so click the link below to learn the #1 Most Important Thing You Will Ever Learn As A Singer.
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Having BIG DREAMS as a singer means you need a BIG VOICE to match - watch the video above to hear my "before and after" and learn how you're going to build a big voice too!