Magic Choral Trick #244 Cheekbones Up

For all the literal minded souls reading this, I know that it’s generally considered impossible to move the cheekbones. Guess that’s what makes this magic.

When you think to yourself “Cheekbones Up”, something happens to the whole structure of your face. There’s more resonating space in the throat because the soft palate rises; suddenly you look moderately interested in what you’re doing (always endearing from the audience’s perspective); and as a bonus, the sinuses feel clearer – almost like having one of those Breathe Right strips on your nose.

Just as smiling will make you feel more cheerful, Cheekbones Up will begin to take over your state of mind, and make it more positive.

And for those of us starting to freak out about such things, it also makes you look a little younger.

The tricky part here is, as with any postural/positioning technique, to make it a habit. Try wearing an elastic band around your wrist, and every time you notice it, lift the cheekbones.

About janetkidd

I've been waving my arms in front of choirs now for more than 35 years - and these are descriptions of all the very best things I've learned. I direct a Women's Competitive Barbershop Chorus, a Men's Competitive Barbershop Chorus, a Med School choir, and for a few weeks each year - Big Choir (about 100 voices) - which performs at an annual fundraising concert. Hope at least some of these Choral Magic Tricks will be useful to you - and thanks for reading. Janet

Posted on April 6, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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