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Yoga for musicians

Yoga for Musicians

In this collection of videos, Penelope demonstrates clearly how yoga principles can be applied directly to instrumental playing, and how playing can be more fluid, powerful and emotionally expressive. Yoga for Musicians is ideal for musicians of any age; from beginner to professional; Classical, jazz, folk and pop. The exercises demonstrated will be particularly beneficial to musicians suffering from injuries, tension or stress. No previous experience of yoga is required. The videos are available online as well as on DVD.

They include:

  • Simple but effective exercises for releasing tension in the back, neck, shoulders and arms
  • A study of how to use the body at an instrument; playing from the back
  • Sitting and standing posture
  • 20-minute daily programme of traditional yoga postures
  • The Salute to the Sun sequence
  • Breathing
  • Relaxation
  • Instrumental examples

The programme has been carefully timed so that the exercises can be practised regularly whilst watching. Running time 95 minutes.

Penelope’s new book, The Complete Pianist: healthy technique to natural artistry, published by Peters Edition is also based on sound yoga principles, as well as on other techniques.

Purchase the DVD:

Yoga for Musicians DVD

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