We just don’t realize the healing power in the art of music. Music can lower blood pressure, ease depression and anxiety, improve sleep patterns, decrease pain, enhance concentration, and best of all improve our mood. It’s been proven that children even focus more in school when they are taught how to play an instrument. With the right music we can change our whole perception on life and put a smile on our face.
When I was young, my father was a country music musician. He travelled about 290 to 300 days out of the year. Seems like a horrible thing growing up, however he was always there in spirit, and left a teddy bear that looked like snuggles with his Brut cologne just so I wouldn’t miss him. Whenever I hear a country of blue grass song now, such as Patsy Cline, or Alison Krauss that’s the first thing I think of, and what happens: huge smile on my face!
Relaxation is all about environment, and music can create the perfect environment for anyone. If you are having a hard day at work and a hard time concentrating, throw on something with a strong beat, such as techno and dance music, even some chill trip hop has a strong beat. See how well your concentration improves and your creativity soars after just a few minutes.
If you are having trouble sleeping at night, or have high anxiety, try Indian flute music. I recommend Coyote Oldman, who is one of my favorites. It’s light and easy to listen to but beautiful all at the same time. His flute music is perfect for sleeping. All you need to do is hit the repeat button, close your eyes and deep breaths. It will put you out in no time.
There are some of you out there that like death metal to get pumped up. I have MMA fighter friends that listen to it before fights. It’s awesome before they go into the right. They are angry and ready to go. Although, I don’t recommend this for most people if you are trying to relax. It’s just going to make you angry. Not a good idea for the home environment or workplace.
If you are feeling down and depressed listen to some chill rock music. Incubus is one of my favorite bands for this. They will have you feeling happy, dancing and bobbing your head in no time. I could recommend many more but I try to keep it simple. You get the idea.
by Indigo x8897
So next time you are feeling down, or need to relax, or need to be upbeat for work, take the time to think about what you listen to. You can control your mood all with music and find the healing you need all at the same time!