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Classical Music as a Stress Relief Tool for Young and Old

[26 May 2012 | No Comments | | Author: ]
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Music is such a part of life. It can do wonders for your body and mind. Classical music is one style of music that works to calm the savage beastie in all of us.

What is it about music? Listening to it can turn that frown upside down. Music is made up of strings and strings of notes put together in certain arrangements to produce a melodious sound. That sound can be loud and it can be soft, but it will always evoke a response from you.

Music has long been used in therapy as a way to help people overcome a variety of conditions. You can use music to change your mood or help you to relax after a hard day.

When you hear songs they can conjure up memories from the past. These can be good or bad memories. If they are bad memories, changing your music type can help improve your outlook and put bad memories behind you.

So, how does music help the average person? Our brain operates on a variety of wavelengths. Music can sync those brainwaves with its rhythm. Pretty soon, that soothing beat is going through your head. Your heart rate lowers as does your blood pressure. Your mood, if sour or fearful, may improve.

Classical music is unique. The emotions felt by the composers come out through the instruments playing the notes that they set down on paper. There are no words to interfere with what the music is saying to your brain. Sweet, dulcet tones are matched with deep, resonating tones to demonstrate the highs and lows of life.

When you are stressed, listening to classical music can be as source of stress relief. Soft music can help your entire body slow down and relax. Upbeat tempos can increase your mood, bringing clarity to your mind in the midst of stress.

Have you ever sung a baby to sleep? Classical music such as Brahms’s Lullaby can so relax the mind that it brings on sleep. People who are stressed often have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Listening to your iPod full of soft classical tunes may have you drifting on clouds in no time.

Music is portable. You can listen to it anytime that you need a pick-me-up: in your car, while on a run or while in your house while doing housework.

And, classical music works for the young and old alike. Your mind can interpret the sounds that it hears in any number of ways that helps you reach a state of calmness, free of stress. You breathe deeper as you internalize each note.

Music is just one tool that you can use to manage stress in your life. Classical music is a good choice when you want to unwind and be carried off to another place.

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