It's such a difficult thing to talk about the mechanics of the voice. It can be an endless source of frustration. When we speak in analogies about the mechanics you never know how someone else will interpret it. However, if we speak of what's actually going on inside a student's head, they might even get more lost. I'm currently trying to loosen some tongue tension and at the same time trying to calm my larynx. Any suggestions?
Muscles work more efficiently in their long position. Stretching might be an answer to many people's singing problems. Feeling tall from the center of the head, like a puppet, counteracting gravity, pulling the knots out.