Music has the power to connect with our soul and communicate with it in a language that words can not comprehend. Music has an immense influence on a person’s emotional well-being. Since time immemorial music has been a part of our life. Our ancestors recognized its strength and valued it immensely. Music was an inseparable part of their day-to-day chores and a medium to connect with the higher authority, GOD.
Today we see music around us in various forms and natures. From instrumental to vocal, classics to hip-hop, indie or mainstream, every kind of music has its dedicated listeners. Some even love the melodious sounds of nature like water, rain, birds, trees, etc. All these sounds have a healing effect and a deep emotional memory attached to it.
How It Works
It has been scientifically proven that music has a powerful effect on our brains. When we hear a piece of music it triggers the pleasure centers of our brain and releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel happy. Its response is such that our brain can even predict the most pleasurable peaks of particular music and prepare itself to trigger the same response whenever we hear that same music again.
Beyond making you feel good, music is also good for your health. It elevates the immunity-boosting cells in the body that protects us against disease-causing bacterias. Music is also known to have magical healing effects in a variety of conditions ranging from premature birth, depression, and Parkinson’s disease.
Music Therapy is a treatment through music for patients suffering from the above-mentioned health conditions. Its sessions include creating, singing, or listening to music followed by a discussion with the patients. It opens up ways of communication beyond words and fosters emotional balance.
Benefits of Music
Music can help you in a lot of different ways depending on your mental, emotional, and physical state. Some of the ways in which music can be very useful for you are-
Music makes you a better communicator by helping you express and articulate your views through it.
Music can reduce stress and help you feel relaxed. That is why it is recommended to patients suffering from chronic stress or depression.
Music boosts your immune system by making your cells more active and strong against foreign materials trying to enter the body.
Music makes you smarter by increasing the capacity of your brain to solve problems.
Music evokes beautiful memories of the past and makes you feel happy.
Music can also change your ability to perceive time. Sometimes when you hear your favorite song, time gets seized. You become completely involved with the moment in a way that apart from nothing else matters.
Music also helps people discover their personalities depending on what genre of music they like to listen to more.
It can also help Parkinson’s patients by relaxing their tenses vocal folds. The rhythm helps them in certain postures and movements.
Certain types of music can help a person to evolve as a better version of themselves. It has an all-round effect on the personality and life of a person. The music you listen to shapes your perspective about life. It is truly one of the most beautiful and powerful things in the universe.
In the words of famous Philosopher Plato -
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”