Music Helps Relieve Stress, Reduce Anxiety, Dissolve Fear, Alleviate Worry, And Dissipate Regrets
Nothing Can Change You State Faster Than Uplifting Music
Who would deny that we live in exceptionally challenging times?
What business is not facing extraordinary pressures?
Is there a family anywhere not operating under financial duress?
2014 has clearly ramped up the stress of living on Planet Earth, hasn’t it?
There are many ways of processing the many stresses that life exerts upon us. Thankfully there are numerous ways of relieving the pressures which seem to pile one on top of the other.
Listening To Happy Music Offers A GREAT Positive Outlet
Truly, a daily dose of happy, uplifting music can change one’s state faster than anything.
Whether it’s classical music or classic rock, progressive rock or southern rock that floats your boat, puttin’ on the headphones and kickin’ back can really alter your entire state of being … in a heartbeat. Regardless of whether you enjoy opera or soul, R&B or hip-hop, reggae or rap, happy tunes can profoundly change you on every level of your being — emotional and mental, physical and spiritual.
Because sound has the capacity of penetrating deep within very quickly, the right music can significantly influence the body and mind, heart and soul. If the music is both beautiful and well-timed, one can go from sad to happy in a New York minute. When listening to our favorite music in an optimal environment, a quite dramatic and sustained turnaround of one’s attitude can occur within the span of a single song.
This is where Music Therapy comes into play. Utilized as a healing modality, music can be effective in shifting an individual out of depression and into a joyful state. Another might forget about their pain — physical or emotional — as well as other types of suffering. So powerful is music as a healing balm for many ills that it has been prescribed for millennia by the medicine man and shaman, medical doctor and alternative healthcare practitioner alike.
Likewise, many within the predominant religious traditions and spiritual communities, who have observed the profoundly curative powers of music, have made a very prominent place for music in their worship and ritual. The prophets and priests of yore intuitively knew of the inherent energies of each and every syllable of the sacred languages like Sanskrit and Latin, Hebrew and Classical Arabic. They were also aware of the hidden forces contained in different melodies such as those known as ragas in Sanskrit.
What distinguishes Music Therapy from so many other alternative healing modalities is that it is much more enjoyable than most healing modalities. It is also more passive in some respects and, therefore, can be done even when tired or experiencing low energy. However, when specifically employed as a wellness technique, it does require one thing more than any other. The more present, centered and grounded one is during the Music Therapy session, the more benefit received. Continue reading