28 Oct The benefits of music
Music. It’s more than just a means to help us get into the groove – it plays a role in the lives of everyone and can affect us all, on an emotional and psychological level. Depending on the type of music you listen to, it has the power to reduce our stress levels and change our mood from ‘down in the dumps’, to ‘up on high’, instantly.
Shakespeare often penned the importance of music, to change our moods and emotions. But in the very first line of his play, ‘Twelfth Night’, he summed up the importance of music: ‘If music be the food of love, play on.
Connecting with emotion
Whether you listen to opera or classic, rock or jazz, emotion is behind every great tune. Not only do the composers and lyricists put their heart and soul into their music – we experience those emotions too. Nothing quite touches us as closely as music can.
This makes it a great tool for better connecting and acknowledging our emotions, especially when we may be struggling to let them out or understand them in the first place.
But music can also give us the space to have a time out and be alone with our thoughts and feelings. Music can reach deep within us and pull out what’s stuck, bringing it into the light and giving us the chance to assess and understand it.
Giving us a connection
We all desire connection. Whether it’s to each other or a higher source, connection helps us to experience and realise, we are not alone. We can use music to connect with others, regardless of language barriers, race and gender – plus we can use music to better connect with self.
Music can help you feel that deeper connection with the bigger picture – whether you want to call it source, energy, the universe or God.
And finally, there’s no doubt – music can make us move! Whether we’re rocking to a guitar and drum solo or dancing to the euphoric tones created by the Solfeggio Frequencies, music literally moves us. This enables us to work our bodies and clear the energies around us – so why not take advantage? Turn on the radio or plug in your ears and tune into one of your favourites… and get moving now!