Sound Vibration or Music does wonder to alleviate stress. Remember that everyone has different tastes in music. Listen to the music that you feel comfortable. Please note that sitting down and forcing yourself to listen to relaxation music that you don't like may create stress, itÂ’s not a relief. Music is the key to emotions, relaxing music, relaxation music, and meditation music... call it as you desire. There is no question that it can help us to shape our environment effectively and can be changed to suit or influence our mood.
COPING WITH STRESS: MUSIC AND SOUND VIBRATION
Music is the shorthand of emotion. ~Leo Tolstoy
Sound Vibration or music does wonder to alleviate stress. Remember that everyone has different tastes in music. Listen to the music that you feel comfortable. Please note that sitting down and forcing yourself to listen to relaxation music that you don't like may create stress, it’s not a relief. Music is the key to emotions, relaxing music, relaxation music, and meditation music... call it as you desire. There is no question that it can help us to shape our environment effectively and can be changed to suit or influence our mood.
Music has always been a great healer. In the Bible, we learn about how David played the harp to help ease his severe depression of King Saul. Music is significant in changing mood and reliever of stress, working on many levels at once.
Many experts suggest that it is the rhythm of the music or the beat that has the calming effect on us although we may not be very conscious about it. They point out that when we were a baby in our mother's womb, we probably were influenced by the heart beat of our mother. We respond to the soothing music at later stages in life, perhaps associating it with the safe, relaxing, protective environment provided by our mother.
Music can be one of the most soothing or nerve wracking experiences available as always. Choosing what will work for any individual is difficult, most will choose something they 'like' instead of what might be beneficial.
In doing extensive research on what any given piece of music produces in the physiological response system many unexpected things were found. Many of the so-called Meditation and Relaxation recordings actually produced adverse EEG patterns, just as bad as Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The surprising thing was many selections of Celtic, Native American as well as various music containing loud drums or flute were extremely soothing. The most profound finding was any music Performed Live and even at moderately loud volumes even if it was somewhat in-harmonic had very a beneficial response. Whenever the proper sounds were experienced amazing right side / left side brain hemisphere synchronization occurred. The normal voltage impaling pattern changed to a smooth curving waveform and the usual voltage differential equalized.
The entire human energetic system is extremely influenced by sounds, the physical body and chakra centers respond specifically to certain tones and frequencies. Special consideration should be given to the positive effects of one actually playing or creating music themselves.
Among the first stress-fighting changes that take place when we hear a tune is an increase in deep breathing. The body's production of serotonin also accelerates.
Playing music in the background while we are working, seemingly unaware of the music itself, has been found to reduce the stress.
Music was found to reduce the pain during dental procedures.
Music was found to reduce heart rates and to promote higher body temperature - an indication of the onset of relaxation. Combining music with relaxation therapy was more effective than doing relaxation therapy alone.
Maximize Hearing Music
As I of the above, there is not a single music that is good for everyone. People have different tastes. It is important that you like the music being played.
? Take the hearing process! Put some relaxing music on your sound tool, and then lie or sit in a comfortable position on a couch or on the floor. For a deeper experience, you can wear headphones to focus your attention and to avoid distraction.
? Choose music with a slow rhythm - slower than the natural heart beat. Music that has repeating or cyclical pattern is found to be effective in most people, just like chanting mantras.
? As the music plays, allow it to wash over you, like a cleansing effect that rinsing off the stress from the day. Focus on your breathing, letting it deepen, slow and become regular. Concentrate on the silence between the notes in the music; this keeps you from analyzing the music and makes relaxation more complete.
? If you need stimulation after a day of work, go for a faster or danceable music rather than slow calming music and you can dance with the rhythm too –added exercise even.
? When going gets tough, go for music you are familiar or an all-time favorite oldies.
? Take walks with your favorite music playing on the walkman. Inhale and exhale in tune with the music. Let the music play takes you. This is a great stress reliever by combining exercise (brisk walk), imagery and music.
? Listening to the sounds of nature, such as ocean waves or the calm of a deep forest, can reduce stress. Try taking a 15- to 20-minute walk if you're near the seashore or a quiet patch of woods. You can buy tapes or download music of these sounds in many music stores and web sites.
Positive healing effects of music have been suggested since ancient times. In the beliefs of Ancient Greece, Apollo was God of medicine and music. It was believed that music had the power to penetrate the soul. According to Plato, Pythagoras practiced a system of sound and music used to cure disease and encourage spiritual health. The Egyptians also believed in the link between medicine and music. The relationship between sound and healing was held sacred.
Note: Listen to good music and sound vibrations. Music is all around us and it’s our own individual pick. Chill out!
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