Individuals who would like to improve their singing need to develop proper posture. This may sound very simple but it can affect the way that they sing. Singers are able to produce sounds better if they maintain the right position of the different body parts that are needed while standing or sitting. It is important to keep the shoulders relaxed but not slumped as this could help them breath properly. Singers are able to sustain their voice if they can hold their breath long enough without straining the muscles in their throat.
Individuals though do not need to be very stiff just like in the military where they keep all muscles tense at every moment. This will not help them in making their singing better as they may produce sounds that are really pleasing to the ears. There are some exercises that will help aspiring singers to develop proper posture. They may try standing up against the wall while they do some deep breathing exercises and as they release the air, they have to see to it that their shoulders remain lifted. Singers have to learn how to relax their shoulders while keeping it
lifted and in proper position.
While standing erect, they may put one hand on their abdomen and open their mouth to expel the air through a soft sound such as “ha!” This would also enable them to feel that they are breathing correctly through their diaphragm. Singers also have to check on the position of their feet, knees as well as their hips, arms and their head as well. They may also learn how to shift their weight forward on their toes so that they may lessen the tension brought about the entire weight of their body on their legs and feet through the feeling of being buoyant. Singers need to do these things especially when they are practicing.
In time, they will get used to it and they will find it very easy to sing while maintaining proper posture. Individuals may also visualize themselves singing confidently. This will help them build self-confidence while performing. The way they carry themselves on stage will be a great factor for those who are building their career in singing. Their posture will definitely tell people if they have what it takes to be a good singer and to be an excellent performer that they would want to see on stage very often. Proper posture for better singing is essential for those who would
like to succeed.