Lately I've been rebuilding my voice. It's not that my voice "went away," or anything -- but the truth is, when you spend the majority of your time teaching online and making content, you don't tend to your voice with the diligence it deserves.
So I've been working almost daily with my favorite warmups and techniques, and it re-occurred to me just how important ALIGNMENT is.
An aligned voice feels and sounds good. A misaligned voice feels and sounds not-so-good.
But alignment is more than just physical. It is also emotional and mental.
Alignment also means: relaxing into where you are, warts and all.
Alignment on a physical level is straightforward. It means: your body is working as one unit, and it's producing sound in a straight, unobstructed vertical line.
If you tilt your chin too far forward, or your posture caves in, or you don't engage your pelvis to support your torso, your alignment suffers, and technique gets wonky.
When I'm not "activated" or "aligned" this manifests as...