The power of music

20 Ways How Music Can Help You Relax

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20 Ways Music Can Help You Relax 

In a multitude of ways, music can have positive effects on our lives and offer productive reasons why we should use music to help us in our daily life and activities. Obviously there are many more than 20 ways that music can benefit and help us, but let's just explore 20 of them at this time.

  1. Stress Relief - music is one the greatest stress relievers that we can call up, and in this day and age, we can have access to music just about any time.
  2. Healing - Music can be one of the strongest aids in helping the body heal. Multiple studies have shown how the body and mind are affected by soothing music, and it can help anyone improve their quality of life.
  3. Relaxation -relaxing with music is one of the strongest sensations we can experience. It's results are like a deep massage or long hot shower for the body and mind. It's rejuvenating for the spirit.
  4. Mindfulness - music can help you be mindful and aware of being in the present. This can help you focus on productive ways of dealing with your stress. 
  5. Calming Effect - using calming music is beneficial in many day to day activities like, traveling by car, traveling by airplane, or during a stressful time at work.
  6.  Sleep Aid - playing stress relief music before sleep or as you're trying to go to sleep is a very beneficial sleep aid for many people.
  7. Starting Your Day  - music can give you an emotional feeling to start your day off on the right foot or the right note, so to speak - it will help set your attitude in the right direction for your new day.
  8. Health Benefits -  numerous studies have demonstrated the health benefits of music - like lowering blood pressure and heart rates, increasing the bodies immune system response, and boosting our bodies natural pain relievers.
  9. Cancer Patients - music can be a real transformation for many cancer patients. Music was shown to have a significant impact on emotional and physical changes in patients, from reducing pain, to requesting less medication, using music to deal with post op regimes, and with less stress associated by the effects of the disease. 
  10. Music Therapy - according to the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions. Music therapists can provide the opportunity for patients to sing, play an instrument, select a particular piece or type of music, or even participate in a discussion about music.
  11. Music with Children - studies have shown that soothing music may help newborns be more relaxed and less agitated. Children of all ages can appreciate the joys and effects that music offers them.
  12. Meditation - soft calming instrumental music allows you to enter into the place of deep stillness and inner peace...the peace that meditation brings.
  13. Escape -  music is used by all of us for the purpose of escaping, to chill out, and to relax. If we use the right music that allows our mind to wander without consciously focusing on the music, we can escape and find emotional bliss.
  14. Yoga - relaxation music helps your mental chatter to fade, and in an effortless way, and you may certainly find that you are able to reach each position pose more deeply, and hold them longer.
  15. Intimacy With a Partner - listening to music, especially soft music, can help both you and your partner reach a more intimate and enhanced mutual experience. This can be a deeper and more satisfying level for both you and your partner to share together. 
  16. Changing Your Emotional State - a particular type of music, either with a beat or not, and either with lyrics or not, will help you change your attitude more effectively than any drug. In fact, music is used to relieve patients from taking their medications in many instances. 
  17. Bath Time - relaxing in a bath tub, with lit candles all around, can me a releasing and refreshing experience with the right soft music playing in the background.
  18. Can Help You Study - soft relaxing music can have a strong effect on study time. It can help tune out noises and other sounds allowing one to be more productive with their time and in-sync with the material. 
  19. Helps You To Focus - as with studying, soft calming music can help you tune out other sounds, and in return will help you take your mind off what may be stressing you, which allows you to focus on the moment at hand - thus helping you feel more optimistic and positive.
  20. Entertainment - the benefit of music, which can give you pure joy, is an entertainment factor like no other. It's really hard to beat all the benefits, all the enjoyment, and the emotional fulfillment that music in all it's varied forms can offer us!

 

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