I was just talking to my drummer friend Roberto after finishing one of our weekly gigs at Sarastro in Covent Garden, about the sheer happiness and incomparable high we feel while performing. And it's true, there's absolutely nothing in this world that can compare to the adrenaline rush, the feeling of completion and everlasting power,… Continue reading Singing and Hormones
As I write this, I still can’t quite grasp the dimension of it. For a singer like me, with a passion for fitness and a keenness for walking in introspection while being in touch with nature, this might probably be my wildest dream to date. Breath in deeply... and now breath out slowly... here it… Continue reading SingersFit at Kilimanjaro
There are people who learn how to sing (i.e. they learn the technique) but aren't singers. And then there are people who don't know the technique of singing but are great singers. Am I saying that a singer is born? hmm... YES! 😀 - blunt me! (even if sometimes they don't know it… Continue reading Singers: The Emotional Factor
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
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
"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?