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Instructor Justin Montigne explains how the practice of yoga or proprioceptive awareness can benefit singers.

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Long seated rehearsal? Alleviate tiredness in the lower back with this simple twist.

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Learn to find your "sitting bones" and develop a grounded posture for seated singing.

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Learn how tension in the tailbone can negatively affect your singing, and how to counteract it with a lunge exercise.

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The bones in the body can move in internal or external rotation -- learn how to recognize the difference between these two motions and develop an awareness for how they can be used to reduce tension.

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As singers, we all need to be able to concentrate for long periods of time. Try improving yours with this mindfulness exercise.

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Chakras are believed in Eastern traditions to be invisible energy "organs" of the body. Justin explains how singers can tap into expressive performances by becoming aware of the chakras.

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Justin shows us how to find "Tadasana," or Mountain Pose—very similar to good singing posture!

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A Free Resource from Chorus America Can Help

There is plenty of evidence that singing in a choir helps students succeed in school, work, and life. And yet, today choral programs are under siege—competition for school dollars, time in the school day, and a narrow focus on just a few subjects covered on standardized tests all pose significant challenges to the future of school choirs.

All of our "singing structures" are along the spine. If your spine is out of alignment or your body is in an uncomfortable position, you cannot support your sound easily. Voice teacher Shauna Fallihee shows how to sit or stand in a way that supports and frees the voice.

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