Posture of great importance for the singer, because a posture is fundamental in a vocal production of quality.
When we speak of posture some people can confuse it with stiffness. Posture is not synonymous with rigidity or tension. Posture in the corner is to be free of tensions more while being with the body ready to receive commands with regard to breathing, diaphragmatic support, body expression, interpretation, and vocal projection. For this the body must be relaxed, without rigidity, upright spine, head in place, free arms, shoulders aligned, knees loose, body weight divided in both feet thus maintaining a good balance. In this way the sound flows more naturally and brings back to the audience a sense of tranquility, making the message reach everyone with efficiency.
Some people because of lack of preparation care, body awareness end up developing addictions in their postures, which can disrupt their communication and or impair their musical and vocal performance.
Deviations of Posture:
The deviations can be of three types depending on how the curvature of the column lies.
It is an increase in the curvature of the spine forward in the thoracic and cervical region causing the body to be leaning forward. It damages breathing and interpretation as the body is tilted making communication difficult. The treatment is with postural correction, physiotherapy and RPG.
It is an increase in the curvature of the spine inward in the lower back causing the upper body to be tilted back. It hurts the breath and causes a lot of pain when standing for a long time. The treatment is with postural correction, physiotherapy and RPG.
It is the abnormal increase in curvature of the S-shaped spine. This curvature may be right or left. This problem is usually caused due to repetitive posture deviations. It causes a lot of pain and can impair breathing and interpretation and posture in general. The treatment is with postural correction, physiotherapy and RPG.A good way to take care of posture is to always sing, train, study using the mirror. Mirror study helps in correcting and learning posture.