Why Sitting/Standing Up Straight doesn’t help your Voice

It’s true that posture has a huge impact on healthy vocal production, so it follows that if you want to have a healthy voice, you should sit or stand up straight, right?

Well, actually, no. Even though we’ve been told all our lives to sit/stand up straight, this is actually not such helpful advice, and doesn’t make it easier to have a healthy voice.

Why? Because the spine isn’t straight. The spine has 4 curves in it. If you try to straighten it by “sitting/standing up straight”, you’ll notice that immediately it gets harder to breathe. And breathing is the power source for the voice.

Watch this video to discover more about the difference between “sitting/standing up straight” and finding your spine’s natural alignment, and what a big impact that has on your breathing and vocal production.

Check out my podcast for free warm ups that help you find your natural alignment.

Still feel like you’re struggling to breathe? Check out my $30.00 digital course, Demystifying Deep Breathing in 30 Minutes.

This video is the fourth in a series that explores how voicing is a whole-body process, from the feet up. Watch the first video, “What do your feet have to do with your voice?” here,

Watch the second video, “What do your knees have to do with your voice?” here. 

Watch the third video, “What do your sit bones have to do with your voice?” here.