Music heals

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People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?So while music probably doesn't cause us to have horrible relationships with others it could be a factor in our emotional wellbeing. So the heartbreak, rejection and pain you suffer is probably not because of your music, but it may be why you recover as quickly afterward
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  • 1. Music Heals Ever wondered what a Musiccan do

2. How did a music do it ?? Music is one of thefew activities thatinvolves using thewhole brain. 3. Music has surprising benefits Improving memory Improve focusing attention Improve physicalcoordination anddevelopment 4. What a music can do??1) Music heals2) Music has positive effect on the brain3) Music improves physical performance4) Music helps to work more productively5) Music calms, relaxes and helps to sleep6) Music improves mood and decreases depression 5. Effective therapy for pain Overall, music does have positive effects onpain management. Music can help reduce both the sensationand distress of both chronic pain andpostoperative pain. Listening to music can reduce chronic painfrom a range of painful conditions, by up to21% and depression by up to 25%. 6. Theories about how music positively affects perceived pain: Music serves as a distracter Music may give the patient a sense ofcontrol Music causes the body toreleaseendorphins to counteract pain Slow music relaxes person by slowing theirbreathing and heartbeat 7. Reducing blood pressure By playing recordings of relaxing musicevery morning and evening, people withhighblood pressurecan trainthemselves to lower their bloodpressure - and keep it low. listening to just 30 minutes of classical,Celtic or raga music every day maysignificantly reduce high blood pressure. 8. Medicine for the heart Music is good for your heart. Italian and British researchers recruited young men and women, half ofwhom were trained musicians. The participants slipped on head phones andlistened to six styles of music, including rap and classical pieces, withrandom two-minute pauses.As the participants kicked back and listened, the researchers monitoredtheir breathing, heart rates and blood pressure. The participants had faster heart and breathing rates when they listenedto lively music. When the musical slowed, so did their heart and breathing rates. Someresults were surprising. During the musical pauses, heart and breathingrates normalized or reached more optimal levels. Whether or not a person liked the style of music did not matter. Thetempo, or pace, of the music had the greatest effect on relaxation. 9. Speeds Post-Stroke Recovery A daily portion of ones favorite popmelodies, classical music or jazz can speedrecoveryfrom debilitating strokes,according to the latest research. Music can help migraine and chronicheadache sufferers reduce the intensity,frequency, and duration of the headaches. 10. Music boosts immunity Music can boost the immune function Scientists explain that a particular type of music can createa positive and profound emotional experience, which leads tosecretion of immune-boosting hormones. Listening to music or singing can also decrease levels ofstress-related hormone cortisol. Higher levels of cortisol can lead to a decreased immuneresponse. Thus music contribute to a reduction in the factorsresponsible for illness. 11. Music enhances intelligence, learning and IQMusic has the power to enhance some kinds of higher brainfunction: Reading and literacy skills Spatial-temporal reasoning Mathematical abilities. Emotional intelligenceListening to music or playing an instrument can actuallymake you learn better. 12. The Mozart effect Earlier it has been thought that listeningto classical music, particularly Mozart,enhances performance on cognitive tests. However, recent findings show thatlistening to any music that is personallyenjoyable has positive effects on cognition. 13. Music improves memory performance Mozarts music and baroque music, with a 60 beatsper minute beat pattern, activates the left and rightbrain. The simultaneous left and right brain actionmaximizes learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brainwhile the music activates the right brain. Also, activities which engage both sides of the brainat the same time, such as playing an instrument orsinging, cause the brain to be more capable ofprocessing information. 14. Music improves concentration and attention Easy listening music or relaxing classicsimproves the duration and intensity ofconcentration in all age groups andability levels. There is clear evidence, that childrenwho take music lessons develop a bettermemory compared with children whohave no musical training. 15. Music improves athletic performanceThe four central hypotheses explaining musicsfacilitation of exercise performance include: Reduction in the feeling of fatigue Increase in levels of psychological arousal Physiological relaxation response Improvement in motor coordination 16. Music improves athletic performance Choosing music that motivates you will make iteasier to start moving, walking, dancing, or anyother type of exercise that you enjoy. Music can make exercisefeel more likerecreation and less like work. Furthermore, music enhancesathleticperformance. Anyone who has ever gone on along run with their iPod or taken a particularlyenergetic spinning class knows that music canmake the time pass more quickly. 17. Music improves body movement and coordination Music reduces muscle tension andimproves body movement and coordination 18. Fatigue fighter Listening to upbeat music can be a greatway to find some extra energy. Music can effectively eliminate exercise-induced fatigue and fatigue symptomscaused by monotonous work. 19. Fatigue fighter = Fatigue fighter Keep in mind that listening to too muchpop and hard rock music can make youmore jittery than energized. Find out what type of music is mostbeneficial for you. You could try classical music one day,pop the next day and jazz the third day. 20. Music improves productivity Did you know ? You can perform better atyour work with music? According to a report in the journalNeuroscience of Behavior and Physiology . A persons ability to recognize visualimages, including letters and numbers, isfaster when either rock or classical musicis playing in the background. 21. Relaxing music induces sleepResearchers have shown that just 45 minutes of relaxingmusic before bedtime can make for a restful night. Relaxing music reduces - Sympathetic nervous system activity Anxiety Blood pressure Heart and respiratory rateAnd thus have positive effects on sleep via musclerelaxation and distraction from thoughts. 22. Music reduces stress and aids relaxationListening to slow, quiet classical music, is proven to reduce stress. How does music reduces stress? Physical relaxation - Music can promote relaxation of tense muscles. Aids in stress relief activities - Music can help you get "into the zone" when practicing yoga, self hypnosis or guided imagery, can help you feel energized when exercising and recover after exercising, help dissolve the stress when youre soaking in the tub. Reduces negative emotions - Music, especially upbeat tunes, can take your mind off what stresses you, and help you feel more optimistic and positive. 23. Heal the soul Musics ability to "heal the soul" is thestuff of legend in every culture. Manypeople find that music lifts their spirits. Modern research tends to confirm musicspsychotherapeutic benefits. Bright, cheerful music (e.g. Mozart,Vivaldi, bluegrass, Klezmer, Salsa, reggae)is the most obvious prescription for theblues.

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