Bobby Borg talks to Allen Weiss, co-chair of Mindful USC and senior teacher of mindfulness meditation at InsightLA about meditation for musicians. Read the post.
Whatever happens on stage, you can take it in stride if you remain detached from specific outcomes. Here are four thoughtful tips for managing music performance anxiety. Read More.
In our second post on Alexander Technique for musicians, we use practical examples to demonstrate how subtle postural changes can make a big difference. Read More.
Does it hurt to make music? There are plenty of health and maintenance modalities that can help, including the Alexander Technique, which strives to rid your body of tension. Read More.
Not everybody wants to pursue the path of marathon gigging, but for those with a deep love of music and a desire to share it, it can be a great way to get paid for doing what you love. Read more.
Whatever the circumstances, we all get burned out. In that fatigued state, it’s easy to think that this is the end. We might as well apply for that job at the shoe store now and sell the guitars on Craigslist. Our minds will give us 1,001 reasons not to do something, and especially will attempt to kick us when we are down. Read more.
Musicians and performers speak of “being in the zone,” when an outstanding performance flowed effortlessly. Is there a secret to getting into that zone more often? One route is the practice of yoga. We talked to Nichol Chase to learn more about yoga for musicians, and how it can help optimize their performance. Read more.