Contents About the Companion Web Site PART I: Theory and Techniques Chapter I Yoga and Singing: The Connections Chapter II Yoga and Singing: The Body Chapter III Yoga and Singing: The Breath Chapter IV Yoga and Singing: The Mind Chapter V Yoga and Singing: The Heart Chapter VI Yoga and Singing: The Performer PART II: Practices for Various Needs Asana Reference Chart Sequences for Specific Areas of the Body A Complete Practice for Daily Use Short Practices for Specific Vocal Deficiencies Short Practices for Specific Situations Weight Issues Afterword Appendix: For the Voice Teacher Yoga for the Private Lesson Yoga for Singers Classes: Lesson Plan Introductions and Outlines Endnotes Glossary References Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide Index
Judith E. Carman has taught singing for forty years, practiced yoga for almost twenty years, and taught yoga classes especially designed for singers for a decade.
"Ever since my early days of learning how to sing, I have found the various disciplines of yoga to be enormously enlightening and reinforcing for my general and vocal health. Judith Carman's new book deserves a lot of attention." --Thomas Hampson, baritone "With this comprehensive volume, Judith Carman shares timeless techniques for singers of all styles and levels to help find physical balance, mental focus, and an integration of skills in an ever-changing music context. The structured support for overcoming personal issues that often impact performance is a particularly welcome contribution." --Katherine Ciesinski, Professor of Voice, Eastman School of Music "Since the vast majority of singers' problems relate to excess tension, Judith Carman's book, dealing with yoga as a form of exercise, relaxation, and breath control, is most welcome. This work is readable and practical, and should be studied by every vocal performer who is interested in a long and successful singing career." --Anthony F. Jahn, Medical Director, The Metropolitan Opera, New York "Judith Carman's Yoga for Singing offers much practical wisdom for singers as well as yoga practitioners. Singers will learn time tested tools to help them develop, refine and integrate their body, breath, mind and heart to support their singing, and yoga practitioners will see a beautiful example of how yoga teachings and practices can be adapted and applied to enhance any skill or profession." --Gary Kraftsow, Founder and Director, American Viniyoga Institute "Outlines the many connections between the arts of yoga and singing." --Teaching Music