“If music be the food of Love, play on” – William Shakspere
Music Matters. Whether it is soft music or loud music. It definitely reflects on your mood.
It has been my personal experience while performing any form of exercise whether gyming, walking or hooping, the kind of music that we listen helps to enhance our energy. Listening to music releases endorphins – our natural ‘feel good’ hormones that lifts our mood, lightens us and give us motivation to carry on longer with exercise.The type of music one listens should synchronize with the pace of our exercise. Thus, high energy and high tempo music such as hip hop or dance music is recommended.
When we listen to music we love, there are several mechanisms by which we are affected, that certain melody resonates deep in our soul and can provide a space in time where all problems disappear. It has a way of touching our souls in a deep and subtle way. It is a connecting experience, a connection with nature and your mind, body and soul.
Intrestingly, I have experienced that singing (whether in bathroom or the kitchen) a sad song often has some healing power. It releases the hurt from your heart and takes out all negativity.
No other form of creativity has the lasting power of music because it speaks to us in so many different ways – healing us, inspiring us and moving us. Music can make us shout, dance with abundance and sing like stars. It can make us cry and fill us with joy. We can rely on music, over and over again to take us down memory lane, fuel our creativity and ease our pain.
If you are happy, stressed, angry, confused, frustrated or anxious….just switch on that music that you love. My personal recommendation is to listen to “Relaxation Music for Stress Relief and Healing Me” on YouTube : http://youtu.be/dOEvKulq2sY
Looking back, during my pregnncy I frequently listened to the ‘Himalayan Chants’. The shlokas filled me with positive energy. This positive energy seems to cascade to my child too. When she was just two years old, she could sing most of the sholkas that I used to listen to, right from Gayathri matras to Maha mrutyunjaya. Truly, a beautiful gift to be passed on.