Hello busy singers out there! Do you often find yourself getting crappy meals at your gigs or not knowing at what time you'll be served food? What about preparing ahead and be safe? As singers, our whole body is our instrument, so we have to be conscious of the quality and quantity of what goes… Continue reading Meal Prepping for Singers
The random days that I feel in 'low singing form' because I haven't had the time to warm up my voice, I so often find myself starting the gig with a few glitches and unwanted (involuntary, uncontrollable) sounds that disappear gradually as my core muscles warm up during the gig. This means that 15-20 minutes… Continue reading Singers: The Cardio Factor
What to eat or not to eat before a gig? Everybody is different, and something that works for me might not work for you. So try various food combinations/timings and see what makes you feel better. For me, this is how it goes. Considerations: So very often venues can only feed you in that half… Continue reading Pre-Singing Foods
If you are a singer of worth, you will know about the popular belief that singers - specially classical singers - cannot develop a six-pack figure, because the hardening and tensioning of the abdominal muscles will impede the flexibility to breath deep and therefore sustain the notes steadily for a long time. Also stiffness in… Continue reading The Six-Pack Abs Singer
So this is what I had for lunch after my workout. Raw stuff full of goodness: proteins, carbs (including natural sugars and fibre), lots of vitamins and good fats! all you need for a long lasting energy supply before or after a 60 min workout or a gig. When it comes to food, best is… Continue reading Healthy lunch
"My Hips Don't Lie" - says Shakira. And neither do yours! 🙂 Our most powerful energy center is located in the pelvic floor area. Coincidentally (oh, human body, you couldn't be any more perfect!) that is where we come from and where we are created: in the womb, the pelvis, the hips. Yes, sexual… Continue reading Posture: Your Hips don’t Lie
Well... obviously! I always say it to my singing students and to my fitness clients: breathing is the fuel of life! without a good breathing, it's impossible to have a good singing, let alone a healthy cardiovascular system. Breathing is the life force. As you know, our body needs oxygen to function (at least in… Continue reading Does Aerobic exercise improve Singing?