January 15, 2017 by theoperastage

Exclusive Guest Blog post for The Opera Stage by voice and yoga expert Sarah Whitten.

“What are the signs of a core-voice connection that could be improved?

Tension in the shoulders, neck and throat/jaw region.
Bracing of the abdomen at the onset of sound.
A held abdominal area that lacks freedom of movement.
Low back pain.
A sound that isn’t well supported.
Weight loss and loss of support of the sound.
Reports of the voice being effortful to produce.
Reports of breathing issues that are elusive to resolve.
Negative vocal and physical changes post-childbirth.
Hernias of any kind.

Check out the entire article to see what kinds of problems you have and how to deal with them with exercises, etc…