Does it really matter if my hips, arms, chest, shoulders aren’t properly aligned and free? The vocal folds are within the larynx, FAR AWAY from all those parts of the body?
Try clenching your fist, and holding your arm tense. Is it just your arm thats affected? Or does this tension transfer to your shoulders, chest, neck? The tension even in your arm can transfer all the way to the external muscles of larynx.
When you see a singer’s neck muscles pop out, they are the sternocleidomastoids, and under the chin theres also the digastric muscles. These muscles are next door neighbours to the larynx and if all these external muscles are engaged then It does have an effect and is just unnecessary tension that we don’t need. The larynx has its own internal muscles which are all that we need to sing to our full potential.
So realise, we’re always connected. Muscle to muscle. Joint to joint. Every muscle affects another group of muscles. Keep this in mind, keep great posture and alignment.
Great Freedom in the body, will promote great freedom in the larynx.