Have you ever worried that by trying to control your breathing, you're making yourself more anxious? Ruth Phillips takes us through the reasons why, and how we can overcome this instinct
On Boxing Day 2020, the New York Times ran an article entitled: ‘A Great Cultural Depression Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers’.
A pandemic rages. The concert halls, pubs, theatres and colleges are empty, and the music has stopped. A global pause button has been pressed in the life journeys of all musicians. Not just pit players, not just students, not just rappers or folkies, but all musicians.
There is a pot of gold called the InsideOut Musician Bursary!
How to survive as a musician in Contactless times
The wall between stage and pit is just one of those that can exist between people, even playing the same music in the same place at the same time. However, thanks to Covid 19, a chink appeared in that wall last night, and through it the twain did most certainly meet.
In the recent and fascinating discussion on the benefits of yoga for musicians on The Exhale, someone asked the question ‘What about Pilates for strengthening the core?’ and, in his answer, my wise yoga teacher, Peter Blackaby, confirmed my hunch that isolating any muscle group or body part, even ‘the core’, to make a movement is counter-productive to flow and energy.