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Music is a healer

Music is a form of melody that soothes into our body making us feel refreshed and relaxed of all the anxiety and stress we face in everyday life. T.V. Sairam, a New Delhi-based music therapist, says that music could help him cope better with life’s stresses. “Right from childhood, I was interested in music. I then discovered that listening to music or singing could help me overcome difficult situations in life," he says. Based on these experiences, he became interested in studying the therapeutic aspects of music in a more serious way. Having benefited from music therapy,

Sairam has become an active proponent. When you’re in a negative mind-set, whether it’s from a frustrating commute, a tough day at work, or an argument with a friend or family member, or if you’re just feeling low, music is something positive that can instantly give your mood a lift. Blasting a fun song in the car or on your phone, and singing, playing along, or even dancing to it if your location permits, can help clear your head of frustration and negative thoughts. It’s a fun distraction that can make you smile and help bring you to a more balanced place. Take slow, deep, rhythmic breaths, and within minutes, your heart rate and breathing can be slowed, bringing your stress level down and allowing you to do other things. Scientist have found that rhythm has a significant impact on the nervous system.

 

Specifically, simply listening to music has a measurable positive effect on the psychobiological stress system. Because our bodies automatically respond to external rhythm, we can up-regulate or down-regulate the nervous system. A bit surprising is that Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed-instruments, drums, and flutes are very effective at relaxing the mind even when played moderately loud. Sounds of rain, thunder, and nature sounds may also be relaxing particularly when mixed with other music, such as light jazz, classical (the "largo" movement), and easy listening music. A song can instantly bring you back in time to moments from your past.... That song you knew every word to as a child, and still do. To sum up, music is a disguised medicine at the time of depression, anxiety, Insomnia and various other issues like these. It can serve as a companion to the lonesome and sometimes a guide to people too. So, just turn up the volume, close your eyes and let the music take over your soul.

 

 

                                                                                                     B. CHARULATHA

                                                                                                   M.KEERTHANA LAKSHMI

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