Stress is a constant theme in our day to day existence- a consequence of over-ambitious, over-burdened, fast paced living. Abundance of stress contributes to approximately 85 percent of all medical problems and is the root cause of many diseases in this modern day world. Consistent stress damages more than just our health. It destroys our judgment ability and also distorts and disrupts the decision-making process. It impairs our ability to concentrate and affects efficiency. Constant stress has been shown to shrink the hippocampus, a region of the brain that controls memory and concentration.
Keeping this evil force called stress at bay is the single most important factor for attaining and maintaining a healthy heart, free of diseases. While we cannot change the major life events that lead to excessive stress and anxiety, we can attempt at relieving the symptoms by taking time to recharge and revive our mind, body and soul… and what could heal you better than a mix of music and meditation.
Music is a powerful source of replenishment that has the capacity to create a utopia just about anywhere. Music is vested with the natural capacity to destroy the collected layers of tensions and stress from the nucleus of one’s soul, thus becoming an elixir for life. It soothes the nerves and drenches the soul with the waves of serenity and peace. Through its calming and curative effects upon mental, emotional or behavioral disorders, it de-stresses our mind and body holistically, thus transporting us to a higher plane of existence.
How music heals…
Music has been present throughout the history of humankind. Of course musical styles change but the power and popularity of music has never changed. Doctors across the globe testify that the sound of soothing music can alter heart and respiration rates as well as brain waves. Our sages from time immemorial and researchers of current day alike have emphasized on the potency of music as a healer and its impact on stressful days and sleepless nights. So how does music heal?
The impact of soothing music
Music regenerates body cells and pacifies the mind, creating an environment and a mind-set apt for relaxation.
It refreshes us, energizes us and can make us happy or sad. It has the power to affect our mood.
It aids in the process of wellness and health, soothing the nerves each time it is played, by altering our thoughts and emotions.
Tranquil quality of music makes it ideal for enhancing the experience of every day activities and also helps in the treatment of the physical and mental ailments.
Music is also widely believed to cure hypertension and insomnia. The harmonious musical notes have a positive effect on the mind and induce calmness and peacefulness, creating an environment for deep relaxation. When aided with meditation and yoga, it can help the listener to renew their thought process, enabling them to de-stress.
How should you de-stress with music?
Find a peaceful corner in your house of you don’t have the luxury of a garden or a secluded natural spot, close your eyes and concentrate on something within your mind. Pick any thread of thought and concentrate on just that. Let your inner self express itself. Let your mind feel as if it’s floating and let your body stay alert but relaxed. Don’t let your body slouch but don’t be stiff either.
Meditate for about 30 minutes preferably everyday and you will feel the difference in your day to day attitude and spirit. And of course, this is an investment in your heart that will pay up like no other. Happy meditating!