Music, a stress buster

by | Apr 5, 2012 | Dance and music

Music is known to be a natural stimulus in relaxing one’s body, mind and soul. There are many choices available in the market today. Music varies from natural melodies to metallic toned music.

Music is relaxing and has a therapeutic effect on its listener. The relaxing effect of music has been proved by a number of scientific researches all around the globe. The magnificent human brain produces diverse brainwaves like alpha brainwaves when relaxed while it sends theta waves when in stress. It happens so that when the brain is exposed to a tone with frequencies similar to that of alpha brainwaves, for example soft music, it will gradually change the brainwaves to match that of the tone’s frequency. This in turn helps the listener to relieve his stress and relax. This helps him regularize his breathing patterns, heart rate and blood pressure. Releasing endorphins which makes him feel good. This is the reason why people use music and other ambient sounds for meditation and spiritual purposes.

Relaxing or soothing music is of many types. These range from nature based melodies to metallic toned music suitable for meditation. There are some nature based sounds like rainfall, ocean waves, waterfall or chirping birds which are also used to soothe your senses. There is no criteria which decided if a music is calming or not anything that makes you feel good qualifies as a stress buster. It is the tone of the music which brings positive effects to your body.

It is always advisable to spare time in the day when you can just listen to some good music. This music will start to make you feel relaxed, relieving your stress. Good music will give you a positive energy while soothing and relaxing your senses.



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