Breath Songs and Voice Yoga in NYC
Breath Songs is a type of vocal Yoga that teaches those who practice it breath control and vocal tone ability. Taught in a yoga-style Hatha flow, each class has about six to eight students in it. These classes are easy for all levels of movement with modifications offered for those who have physical limitations. This groundbreaking voice class gives singers the extra physical strength and stamina needed to fully harness their voice in order to sing powerfully. The hatha yoga flow was developed to train the vocal muscles with the targeted intention of the diaphragm, abdominals, arms, and lungs. This voice yoga flow gives the singer the ability to learn to sing well while striving in a challenging core strengthening workout.
What is Voice Yoga?
Voice Yoga is a yoga practice developed by ILana Martin. Set with a traditional Hatha, or “sun salutation”, flow, this workout uses the same twelve basic warm up movements of yoga with a focus on deep breathing to develop an advanced circular breathing technique. During your yoga flow, you will sing a series of scales as well as perform different breath songs to harness your breath by holding your breath and releasing it to the rhythm of the music.
Voice yoga is believed to be one of the most holistic approaches to singing that a vocalist can endure since it combines mind with the body and spirit. The Hatha style of yoga emphasizes physical exercises in order to master breath control and to strengthen the body. The Vocal Workout Singing School believes that the deep breathing exercises within the hatha yoga style best help the singer to achieve deep breathing and allows them to perform physical activities while singing such as dancing. We further believe that by taking voice yoga it will allow you to better your posture, which is one of the pivotal foundations to deepening your breath and to achieving richer tone.
What are Voice Yoga Breath Songs?
Our voice yoga classes teach our singers breath songs, which are warm ups that focus on different breathing techniques by mixing shallow and deep breathing. These warm ups combine buzzing your lips, making a hard “shh” or “tuh” sound, or making a crisp “cuh” or “vuh” sound. By making these sounds within the warm out, this betters your diction, increases breath control, and properly warms up the voice.
We highly recommend that any of our beginner singing lessons, intermediate singing lessons, advanced singing lessons, private singing lessons, or shared vocal group students participate in our voice yoga classes. Our voice yoga classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays in the mornings from 6-8am and 9:30-11:30am. If you are interested in taking a voice yoga class, please contact us at (212) 229-7788 or by asking your vocal coach if voice yoga is the right fit for you and your unique voice.