Note from TVF Founder Peter Jacobson: One of the great delights of teaching is to watch your students blossom and grow, and to learn from them. I hope you enjoy as much as I did, this wonderful article about the body’s design by one of our TVF Pro students, Nitya Thomas. She wrote this as a final summation of her learning from the first module of the program. It serves as a wonderful companion to a previous TVF blog post, “9 Things Singers Needs to Know About Their Bodies.”
One of the main principles we study in TVF is that your beliefs about your body determine your movement much more than the actual fact of your design (i.e. people move in the way that they believe they are designed, rather than how they are actually designed). Hence, in order to use our bodies in the most efficient way, we need to update our beliefs about our bodies to match the actual design of the body. This enables us to then use our bodies in a way that cooperates most fully with its design.
Below are 9 facts about the design of our bodies that I wish I had known about earlier and that I think every singer (and perhaps everyone) should know about! [Read more…]