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The Power of Music


Down in the dumps? Instead of turning to smoking, drugs or alcohol, turn on the radio - and teach your kids to do the same.


Natasha was fairly prone to depression, and would get upset often. One day when she was feeling miserable for no apparent reason, she turned on the radio. To her surprise, they played an old favourite of her - Lots of Chocolate For Me To Eat, from the classic My Fair Lady. "I heard that song again after almost 20 years!" she said. By the time the next song started, Natasha realized that she was feeling much better. She then decided to burn a CD of her all-time-favourite 'happy' songs, as she calls them. Now every time she feels a little down, she just listens to her happy music, and feels better almost instantly. "It never fails!" she exclaims. Over the years she has added to her collection of 'happy music', and feels that her music ranks amongst her most precious possessions.

The next time you feel depressed, turn on some light, classical or whatever music makes you feel good. You will feel your mood lift instantly. The best music to achieve this is generally music you are familiar with, and with which happy memories are associated. Many people enjoy old, joyous tunes that bring back memories of their childhood.

Old English musicals generally have exceptionally uplifting music. Think back to movies like The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Singing in the Rain and so on. Listening to soundtracks from movies such as these is sure to make you feel better instantly. So if you don't have old, happy music in your collection, make sure you build on it.

Different people have different ways of coping with depression or unhappiness. Some light a cigarette, some turn to alcohol or drugs, while others deal with it more constructively - by exercising, listening to music and so on. Teach your children that ups and downs are a natural part of life, and teach them to opt for constructive ways of dealing with their lows.

Listening to sad, depressing tracks will not make you feel happier, but it will make you feel better about wallowing in misery. Anyone who has been through heartache knows that listening to other people sing about their own heartbreak brings about an instant sense of empathy. Once again, this will not lift your mood - it will just bring about a heightened sense of awareness of your own feelings. You are entitled to feel bad after a breakup, and it is but natural that it will be some time before you completely recover. So if you want to indulge yourself by listening to sad, depressing music for a few days, go ahead and do whatever it takes to make you feel better. Initially, listening to sad music can make you feel better as you feel as though someone out there knows exactly how you feel and has been through the same things as you have. However, do this for an extended period of time, and you will only hamper your recovery. Give yourself a few days to grieve, and then make a conscious effort to move on. One of the ways you could do this is by switching over to happy music.

Not many of us understand or appreciate the true power of music - and the impact it can have on us. Those who can play a musical instrument swear that nothing relaxes them as much as strumming out a tune every now and again. And if you cannot play an instrument, be thankful that you can listen to one, and make the most of what the wonderful world of music has to offer.

 

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malli.7 years ago
it was gr8 readin this article.i've never tried this....but now decided i'll give a try
 
 
 
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Tony S.7 years ago
not only listening to music but also if u can sing then it will take your mood to a higher level. also people who can play an instrument like a guitar, sitar or tabla or the flute there is nothing better than playing a new song on it. it gives that 'feel good' factor.
 
 
 
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Vishnu Karnataki.7 years ago
music

music has a pleasing appeal to humans and animals but also living-bushes, plants and trees too! we have observed tremendous impact of different music on living-bushes, plants and trees. music helps to grow living- bushes, plants trees very fast, fruits are large in size and very sweet, get more corps, etc,

many people says, music is my religious, music is my expression, music is my soul, music is my language, music is my prayer etc …., but rather i would say “music is magic” (mm) which has a tremendous power to change one’s mind and mood. music helps human to cultivate a new temperament

the importance of the pre-natal sound and music which included sound environment in the womb, music aids development in the womb, pre-natal brain stimulation, hearing at the birth, the maternal womb is the first school of music, music and pre-natal stress reduction, pre-natal memory & learning, communication before language, sensitive to touch. this music had a pleasant relaxing effect on bay in the womb

soft music of string instruments such as sitar, santoor, played in particular ‘raga’ produce “shanti- rasa” (peace) and “veera- rasa” (courageous) which helps to increase the “peaceable” as well as “courageous” temperament of the baby.
 
 
 
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Connie.7 years ago
i can't imagine a greater "high" than listening to an uplifting song and i also enjoy the kind that i can sing along. i have enjoyed music since i was a small child and was never tempted to do drugs or alcohol. i wonder if the music was the cause. the type of music i enjoy is contemparary christian and christian music. my belief is that if you have the talent of music you should lift others up instead of bringing them down with songs of violence and adultery.
 
 
 
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Rajeev Upadhye.7 years ago
modern music therapy is much ahead of what is presented in the article above. modern music therapy can alter brainstates and hence can have miraculous effects. visit music therapy section of my website (yuyutsu.biz)and try my free tracks.
 
 
 
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dsadada.7 years ago
asdsadad
 
 
 
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lokesh naik.7 years ago
indian cllasical music play
 
 
 
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