We all love music, but did you know there is a field of music therapy, which uses music to HEAL? It's not surprising to me, because a good tune can always cheer me up :)
Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. Dancing & singing to your favorite tunes has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels by altering your physical and emotional landscape. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care that includes music in their therapy to help cancer patients, children with ADD. Even hospitals are beginning to use music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring.
Brain Waves: Music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, and a slower tempo promoting a calm, meditative state. The change in brainwave activity levels that music can bring can also enable the brain to shift speeds more easily on its own as needed, which means that music can bring lasting benefits to your state of mind, even after you’ve stopped listening.
Breathing & Heart Rate: Breathing and heart rate can also be altered by the changes music can bring. This can mean slower breathing, slower heart rate, and an activation of the relaxation response, among other things. This is why music and music therapy can help counteract or prevent the damaging effects of chronic stress, greatly promoting not only relaxation, but overall health.
Overall State of Mind: Music can also be used to bring a more positive state of mind, helping to keep depression and anxiety at bay.
Music can be used in daily life for relaxation, to gain energy when feeling drained, for catharsis when dealing with emotional stress, and in other ways as well. So, go ahead and groovy up those tunes!
My favorites dancing happy tunes are: "I Am Love" by Kiyoshi fet. Kirsta; "Happy" by Pharrell & "HandClap" by Fitz & The Tantrums.
Here is my Happy Spirit Playlist to spark your spirit, put a smile on your face & shift your mood & energy using upbeat high vibration beats
Try it out and beat those gloomy weather blues :)