And how to handle it gracefully!
Whether you play the guitar, whether you sing or chant, music is a gift to you as the musician playing and a gift to those listening.
On some level, it can be a spiritual experience!
Through music, we access the present moment,
and often, we tend to get lost in it which can be a good thing.
I personally loose the notion of time when I practice.
However, there can be a shadow side to playing an instrument, using our voice as an instrument, sitting for long hours as a performer.
1. You spend lots of hours practicing to play, sing or chant the best way possible
2. Your body gets tired out, tense, or achy from repetitive motions, misuse or overuse of your body
3. Tension or aches tend to carry over in your daily life creating a chronic need to stretch your muscles
4. In specific situation, you may experience stage fright which enhances your level of body tension
Those are some of the reasons why many performers rely on the Alexander Technique to reduce, eliminate, or prevent their chronic tension or pain of both body and mind.
They swear by it because it helps them be a performer without the side effects often experienced by performers. This technique has been endorsed and studied by musicians such as: Paul McCartney, Sting, Julian Bream, Yehudi Menuhin, James Galway, and Sir Colin Davis to name a few.
They also discover and appreciate the fact that the Alexander Technique helps their daily body function more efficiently as well.
As a result, this is what it can bring to you:
* Increased ease of movement so you and your instrument can be a channel for your music
* improved and effortless posture for efficient energy flow
* Enhanced wellbeing in both daily and specific activities
If you are “Alexander curious” or know other musicians who could benefit,
here is your chance to check it out with my incoming online workshop.
Benefit from a VALENTINE SPECIAL if you sign up by Valentine Day.…….
Limited # of space available, so click the registration link now to reserve yours!:)
Cécile can be reached by responding to this blog or by contacting her through her website: https://cecileraynor.com/ where you can schedule a free consult or sign up for events like her incoming workshop on Alexander Technique for Musicians
Cécile Raynor has been teaching for 30 years, published the Wise Way to Yoga as well as numerous articles, and she was featured several times both on TV and on an “Expanded Awareness” radio show. Her blog has been read by thousands of people in over 100 different countries. Her work is based on the Alexander Technique, the best-kept secret of Olympic athletes and famous performers. They swear by it because it allows them to perform at their best with optimal safety. Although it is now commonly used by everyone. She also created the Body Intelligence Activation Process™, a mind, body, heart and spirit work that affects her students in all aspects of their life as they experience increased wellbeing.
Cécile has been helping people with poor posture, chronic muscular tension and pain, joints issues and headaches reclaim their ease of movement, their natural good posture, and the joy and peace of mind brought by well-being. She has also been a mentor for many students interested in embodied and integrated personal growth.