HOW SINGING CAN HELP HEAL YOU
After many years as a singer, I can tell you that I feel the happiest and most uplifted when I'm singing. There is nothing that inspires and lifts me up more, than a flurry of endorphins flooding through my body as I sing.
Deep, controlled breaths and coming into harmony with those around you, sounds like a description of some of the basic fundamentals of yoga. But it could also be applied to singing.
I Have done both yoga and singing. Singing uses so many muscles and concentration on your breathing that it exerts your body in the same way.
All types of singing have positive psychological effects. The act of singing releases endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemicals. Singing in front of a crowd, a la karaoke, naturally builds confidence, which has broad and long-lasting effects on general well-being. But of all types of singing, it's choral singing that seems to have the most dramatic effects on people's lives.
Some of the ways in which choral singing makes people happy are physical, and you get them whether you're in a chorus or in a shower -- as long as you're using proper breathing techniques during that shower solo. Singing can have some of the same effects as exercise, like the release of endorphins, which give the singer an overall "lifted" feeling and are associated with stress reduction. It's also an aerobic activity, meaning it gets more oxygen into the blood for better circulation, which tends to promote a good mood. And singing necessitates deep breathing, another anxiety reducer. Deep breathing is a key to meditation and other relaxation techniques, and you can't sing well without it.
The reason choral singing is so effective, is because some of the most important ties between singing and happiness are social ones. Learning is also part of the process. It's known to keep brains active and fend off depression, especially in older people. The support system of being part of a group, and the commitment to that group that gets people out of the house and into the chorus every week -- these are benefits that are specific to group singing. And they seem to be a big component of why choral singers tend to be happier than the rest of us. The feelings of belonging to a group, of being needed by the other members of that group ("We can't do this one without our alto!"), go a long way toward combating the loneliness that often comes along with being human in modern times.
We all need to be to be able to sing our own song. I have helped 100’s of people find a way to feel comfortable in singing their own song using ThetaHealing®. Resulting in feeling healthier, more energetic and releasing the endorphins needed for the brain's "feel good" state of being. Perhaps I can help you have more freedom in singing your own song, and begin manifesting everything you desire in your life.
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