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Music For Relaxing-More Powerful Then Many Know

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How Music Relaxes Us

 

The internet is thought to have the answer to anything you wish to know, for years I have searched the internet for the answer how music relaxes our minds and bodies. Sure the search engines has tons of articles when you do this search, not one article exactly explains how this is. They all pretty much say the same thing, listening and playing music changes our brain chemistry.  Well from my personal experience with music, I have learned you can pretty much control your brain chemistry with music.

 

brain on music

 

Music Therapy

 

Over the years I learned to use music therapy as a powerful anxiety relief tool, this technique is so simple yet very few people use this regularly. Most of us all enjoy listening or playing music, but the majority of us stop whenever anxiety takes control of our health. When we  become ill, negativity takes over and with it much of our commonsense and interests. How many of you, actually feel like listening to music or playing an instrument when your feeling anxious or in a negative mood?

 

music as medicine

 

How To Use Music To Control Your Brain

 

I am going to share with you all, how I learned to use music to control my brain. I am listening or playing music as much as I possibly can, I am going to share with you how I choose my music. Most people choose their music depending on their mood, well I am not any different then anyone else. Now comes the part where I am different then most people when choosing my music, see I also choose my music depending on my mood. When my anxiety is pretty high and I feel I just am not functioning well, I choose slow easy listening music or music you would use while doing meditation techniques. I have found this music brings my anxiety down, when my mood  is on the blue side I listen to my favorite classic rock music.

 

healing with music

 

How This Will Benefit Your Health

 

There are way more health benefits then many of you more likely realize, even i was surprised just how much using music everyday could benefit your health. Here is a list of some of the ways I have found music benefits our health. I have experienced some improvement with  all my health symptoms by adding music in my life regularly, I especially have found playing my harmonica late in the evening before bedtime has improved my sleep.

 

Improve Your Brain Chemistry

Coping & Relaxation

Productivity

Quality of Life

Positive Mood

Communication Skills

Decrease Physical Chronic Pain

Improve Your Sleep

Increase Your Learning Ability

Happier

Brain Health

 

music to improve your health

 

Could This Benefit You

 

In my opinion listening and playing the right type of music at the right time could benefit pretty much everyone, I have a list to share with you of  people who this has been a huge benefit for improving their health. Music has been known to improve the health of many people with all different types of health problems, many times music and other alternative health remedies are a much better choice then medications.

 

Anxiety

Alzheimer’s

Dementia

Depression

Bipolar

Chronic Illness (Pain)

Heart Disease

Blood Pressure

 

music for healing

 

What Is On My MInd

 

I always have so many things on my mind, in the past that was a major problem for me. Now having many things on my mind has been a great coping skill for my anxiety, when my mind is busy my anxiety remains much lower and I smile much more often. That is what I want for all of you, to be able to smile more often and be positive. Start living again, be able to enjoy the simple things in your lives everyday. I hope this article helps some of you, also check out the resources there are some very good ones in this article.

 


18 Comments

  • Katherine says:

    They say that you can tell a person’s state of mind by the music they listen to and I think you explain that well here. I use music to meditate with and it helps me relax enough to get my mind in the quiet phase. Have you tried a guided meditation?

    • admin says:

      Thank You Katherine

      I am grateful for your comment on my article today, I have used guided meditation with good success. I also have participated in group meditation, therapy groups and even individual therapy.

      Jeff

  • Brenna says:

    I have never thought about how I could use music to improve my ability to learn!! DO you have any specific music that I should be listening to to learn with? I would think that Mozart would be good. These suggestions are great by the way. It’s amazing what music can do you for you mood and your attitude.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Brenna

      Mozart and most of your classical and instrumental music is best for learning and improved productivity, music is another very powerful tool we need to use more productive to manage our health.

      Jeff

  • Jessie says:

    Awesome article! I have always said that the most amazing way to relax is using music. There are so many different styles of music, that the options for relaxing never repeat also! Depending on my mood, I can go from country to pop, and even some Linkin Park songs. Now add in all the different relaxation types they have, and the options expand even more.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Jessie

      I truly do appreciate your comment on my article on music, I really feel this is one of the best and easiest relaxation techniques to use.

      Jeff

  • Yvonne says:

    Music is a very powerful medium that can affect our mood and feelings. It’s great to know of the health benefits of music that you mentioned. I like listening to classical music in the background when I’m working. It relaxes me.

    When done right, music is an art. I especially like classical music and Andrea Bocelli. He is such a rare talent.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Yvonne

      I agree with you classical music can not be beat for relaxing you and being more productive, I appreciate you reading and commenting on this article and enjoy Andrea Bocelli

      Jeff

  • Samira says:

    Omg I absolutely love it! I am a huge fan of music therapy. I dont know where I would be if it was not for music. However I learned a few things from your blog today. I love the way you broke it down and even made it deeper than I would of ever thought.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Samira

      Happy you approve and learned something new about music therapy, yes everyone should use music to control their mood. It will improve their attitude very much, great for depression as well.

      Jeff

  • Miss Momo says:

    I also use music as a mood booster and find your thoughts very interesting. But at the start you write about lack of scientific explanations. Is that really true? Aren’t there a lot of studies of how music affects the brain? If classical music can improve visual attention I assume somethings are recorded happening in the brain?

    • admin says:

      Thank You Miss Momo

      There has been scientific studies on music for a very long time, scientists know who music affects us when exposed to certain music but they have no idea exactly what music does to our brains.

      Jeff

  • Alec Terry says:

    You know I’ve always known that there was definitely some sort of connection between our brains and the music we listen to. While I have never tried to pursue this hypothesis with any real fervor, I have noticed that every time that I hear a song I like I automatically put myself into a better mood.

    It really is like therapy. Thank you for this article on the inner workings of why this actually occurs and how we can incorporate it into our daily lives.

    Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Thank You Alec

      It is amazing how most of us never put the connection to music and our emotional health together, children at a very young age love music. It is an instinct inside of us to feel so much better with music in our lives, music has been in man’s life since the beginning of time.

      Jeff

  • Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there,

    absolutely fantastic article and topic. Music has been known (and proven) for over 50 years to alter our mood. Playing our favorite and inspiring music has been scientifically and medically proven to alter our mood and improve stress and anxiety by stimulating (in a natural way) the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Derek

      I appreciate your comment and sharing your experience with music, music is an amazing and free or a low investment for your health.

      Jeff

  • Jim says:

    I’ve always loved music. As a teen I listened to mostly hard rock. But then I got older I started listening to country. Now I simply appreciate almost all music. Even as teenager, music has always been so relaxing for me. You might not think of hard rock as relaxing, but it can be. Great article though. What’s your favorite kind of music?

    • Jeff says:

      Thank You Jim

      You know I did not start listening to music until I was in my 30’s regularly, my concentration
      was that poor I could not focus on the music. In my 30’s I started listening to all types of
      music, mainly classical rock and country rock. Now I listen to a wide variety, much more relaxing
      music at the end of my day and more upbeat faster musice during my day.

      Jeff

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