Musician’s are notorious for not leading the healthiest lifestyles due to the logistics of gigging late and/or being on the road. Since life is about balance, I would like to explore a few possibilities in this blog that may just help to restore balance in your busy life. Mia Olson teaches Yoga for Musicians at the Berklee School of Music. According to Mia, By integrating yoga into your practice routines, you will develop a more focused and concentrated mind for performance. You will be able to increase awareness of how you use your body to allow for proper posture and ease of movement while performing, helping you to avoid overuse injuries and play with greater expression.
These concepts, exercises, and practice routines present yoga from the musicians’ perspective, focusing on the direct relationships between using yoga and creating music.
You will learn to:
• Practice meditation approaches, breathing techniques, and yoga postures that will help improve musicianship
• Play using healthy posture and technique
• Get more out of your practice through improved focus
• Use your breath to improve your phrasing and also to ease performance anxiety
• Play with deeper expression through inspiration
Listen to what she has to say in the introduction video below and click on the link below it to experience a full session from one of her Berklee classes.
You can also check out her new book, “Musician’s Yoga: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Inspiration”, published by Hal Leonard and Berklee Press .