My technology-enabled, singing-related activity for yesterday was to watch Chorus America‘s Feldenkrais Method for Singers video series, where practitioner Karen Clark gives a basic introduction to Feldenkrais. I actually have very little familiarity with body work other than one “Yoga for Singers” session I did a few years ago, and I know nothing about Feldenkrais, so I thought I would check it out. About half of the videos (marked “$”) are behind Chorus America’s subscription paywall so I couldn’t access them, but I watched the rest:
- Episode 1: Introduction (17:07 min.)
- Episode 2: Centering with the Breath (5:59 min.) ($)
- Episode 3: Opening the Throat (6:09 min.) ($)
- Episode 4: Relaxing the Tongue (11:30 min.)
- Episode 5: Releasing Eye Tension (9:52 min.) ($)
- Episode 6: Vocalizing to Release Tension (6:01 min.)
- Episode 7: Achieving Relaxed Alertness (3:25 min.)
Episode 1 was a lecture-style introduction. The remainder of the episodes feature Karen working with a student.
With this cursory introduction, I’m still not I sure I totally get what Feldenkrais is about, but I did pick up some body-awareness exercises to try while singing.