Posture or attitude?
Mylena Vocal Coach prefer to use the term postural balance, or alignment, to prevent you from instinctively thinking about what is actually defined as "attitude".
Attitude is the way you present yourself to others that reflects a certain state of mind or a particular choice. To put an attitude into practice, we need to coordinate and arrange all our limbs, but we cannot yet speak about posture. Posture is something more internal, which has to do with balance and gravity.
Whatever this balance is, it must be natural: it cannot be looked for "once in a while" to give a speech or for a performance, also because the balance itself is necessarily something dynamic, always in motion. In fact, it is enough to stretch an arm to make the rest of the body compensate for the imbalance that arises, making vain and even more rigid any kind of unnatural posture.
The posture adopted more or less unconsciously by someone also indirectly defines the way he or she presents himself or herself to others, that is, it is part of the mask he or she has built to show himself or herself to the world as a protection against his or her own fears. Unfortunately, the posture that one tends to assume is seldom optimal, to the extent that almost everyone, sooner or later, develops problems with back pain.
The first step for those who want to get their voice back, whether they want to be an actor, a singer, a voice over actor, a journalist, a teacher, etc., is to correct any incorrect attitude.
The good alignment of the body, accompanied by a muscular balance and a natural diaphragmatic breathing, are the basis of any training that deals with the body as a whole, from sports to just walking: so it will be obvious to all that it can not be left out of any Voice Training and left to chance.