You’re managing to avoid pain when you play… but for how long, and at what cost?
Sometimes your body hurts when you play, and somehow you’re managing to keep the pain at bay… but you know it’s there lurking in the background, making you uneasy whenever you pick up your instrument. ?
You never know when the pain might flare up again. ?
When your body complains, you instinctively do something to try and fix it. You massage your shoulders, rub your hands, do yoga stretches, take ibuprofen? … or you Google it!
For a while, the pain seems to improve, feeding hopes that it will eventually disappear…
…but the problem keeps threatening to return. ?
While you’re waiting and applying quick “fixes” to your body, you’re worried about the pain showing up if you accidentally make a wrong move.
⚙️ You avoid certain movements, limit your range of motion, adapt fingerings, and try to fix your imperfect posture
? You blame your instrument or setup: maybe you just need a smaller instrument…? Different shoulder rest? Chinrest? Mouthpiece? Chair?…
? You try to relax the places in your body where pain or tension usually shows up. If you could just keep those shoulders down… that arm straight… that breathing steady…
? You hold off on playing more technically demanding repertoire, and you shy away from fully expressing your passion because you don’t dare trigger the pain.
All of this is hampering your musical freedom⛓ and making music less enjoyable. Because music shouldn’t hurt!!
⭐ The good news is that you’re RIGHT. Something about how you’re approaching your instrument really DOES need to change if you want to get to the root of your discomfort, heal for good, and finally get control over your pain. ⭐
The problem is, you’re grasping at straws and you don’t really know which element(s) or combination of elements needs to be tweaked. You grope around in the dark, trying this or that, hopping from one fix to another, without a systematic way to solve the problem or any end in sight.
In addition, the way you’re reacting to the pain is potentially causing new pains to show up in different parts of your body.
? What you really need is a seismic shift in your perspective! ?
Until you can see your pain in a holistic context and see how interconnected your physical pain is with your thoughts, emotions, and creative Spirit…and until you learn an easier way to play that requires less overall effort in your mind and your muscles…then you’ll keep feeding the hungry pain monster hiding beneath the surface! ?
And you’ll keep exacerbating the problem over and over again because you’ll be making the same old movements with the same attitude and techniques that caused it to begin with – without even realizing it.
? As a musician practicing and rehearsing for many hours every day, I knew there must be a better way to overcome my neck, shoulder, arm, and back pain. And working with so many other silently-suffering musicians, I wanted them to have a better way, too.
Over the years, I experimented with many different approaches to pain, just like you. When I finally learned some key universal principles about how the mind and body are designed to work together with ease (thanks to the Alexander Technique), I combined them with my experience as a musician and my lifelong interest in mind-body disciplines and meditation.
? I brought all of it together to create The Art of Freedom® Method for conscious living and masterful artistry.
I’ve now taught this clear and simple process to countless musicians struggling with excess tension and physical discomfort, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive.
To the point that I can easily offer a 100% money-back guarantee on The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart program, where you can learn a powerful, step-by-step approach to healing yourself and unleashing your natural musical and personal freedom.
In The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart program, you’ll learn how to apply The Art of Freedom® Method to promote healing for your whole self while improving the very foundations of your music-making – with noticeable change happening on Day 1. This process is GUARANTEED to help you, or your money back.
If you want to learn exactly how to take charge of your own mind and body so you can feel better and enjoy your music again sooner, message me to learn more about the “Special Pain Edition” of The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart beginning in mid-April. If you’re in pain and you want a new, proven way out, just respond to this email now and ask me for the details and how you can grab the advance registration bonuses!
With Love & Enthusiasm,
p.s The ‘Special Pain Edition’ starts in mid-April, but space is limited, and you don’t want to miss out on the advance registration bonuses, so email me at Jennifer @ArtofFreedom.me ASAP if you’re interested!