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Må bättre – sjung bättre!: En självstudie om huruvida yoga kan bidra till ett mer gynnsamt sångutövande
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Artistic Studies (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Feel better – sing better! : A self-study of whether yoga can contribute to a more favourable singing exercise (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med föreliggande självstudie har varit att undersöka huruvida yoga kan hjälpa mig att få ordning på min oregelbundna bröstkorgsandning samt om en förbättrad viloandning skulle kunna underlätta andningen i mitt sångutövande. Studien genomsyras av ett fenomenologiskt perspektiv med livsvärldsteorin och kroppens fenomenologi som grund. Eftersom perspektivet ses som en erfarenhetsfilosofi ställs mina egna upplevelser i fokus, vilket motiverar dokumentationssmetoden loggbok.  Resultatet grundar sig således på egna loggboksanteckningar, vilka efter en 15 veckors projektperiod bearbetats och analyserats för att försöka synliggöra yogans effekt. Vidare presenteras resultatet i två teman, varpå det första ringar in upplevelser kopplade till stress och andning medan det andra inriktar sig på sångupplevelsen och hur denna förändrats under projektperiodens gång. Resultatet visar att yogan haft en stressreducerande effekt, vilket påverkat andningen positivt samt att sjungandet upplevs lättare, vilket leder till ökad motivation. För att söka förstå dessa fenomen förs avslutningsvis en diskussion där resultatet kopplas till tidigare forskning och litteratur. Diskussionen leder fram till slutsatsen att flera faktorer, så som ökad aktivitet i det parasympatiska nervsystemet, ökad energiproduktion som ett resultat av en förbättrad andning, ökad avslappning samt ökad kropps- och röstkontroll som ett resultat av ett medvetet handlande, haft en samverkande påverkan på utfallet. 

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this self-study has been to investigate whether yoga can help improve my irregular thoracic breathing and if an improved respiration could facilitate better breathing in my vocal exercise. The study is permeated by a phenomenology perspective with focus on phenomenology of the body and Husserl's life-world theory. As the perspective is viewed as an experience philosophy, my own experiences are in focus, which motivates logbook as documentation method. The result is therefore based on my own notes, which were processed and analysed after a 15-week project-period, with the purpose to make the effects of the practised yoga visible. The result is presented in two themes, were the first one focuses on experiences related to stress and breathing, and the other one on the singing experience and how this experience changed during the project period. The result shows that the exercise of yoga had a stress-reducing effect, which positively affected my breathing. In addition, it shows that I found it easier to sing, which leads to increased motivation. To understand these phenomena, a discussion is held, linking the results to previous research and literature. The discussion leads to the conclusion that several factors, such as increased activity in the parasympathetic nervous system, increased energy production as in part of an improved breathing, increased relaxation, and increased body and voice control as a result of conscious acts, had a coherent impact on the outcome. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
breathing, stress, yoga, singing, phenomenology, lifeworld, logbook
Keywords [sv]
andning, stress, yoga, sång, fenomenologi, livsvärld, loggbok
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Music
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-68364DiVA, id: diva2:1230365
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Music
Educational program
Music Teacher Education Programme (300 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2018-07-03 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved

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