Music is a powerful tool that can be used to relieve stress effectively. Listening to music can help us relax our minds and bodies, especially quiet, slow music. The slow tempo can help you relax your muscles, slow your pulse and heart rate, and even lowers your blood pressure.
Reduces stress and anxiety
Some studies found that music can have a drug-like effect on the body. It has been found that music releases dopamine, the “pleasure hormone” that is activated from positive, feel-good experiences.
Music helps you relax because it makes it easier for you to connect with your inner peace. When you quiet your thoughts and focus on soft melodies, you help your brain quiet down and gives space for your mind to begin to feel peace within.
May improve immune functioning
Researchers have found that when you listen to music, but also when you play music, you increase the body’s production of antibodies, especially immunoglobulin A – the cells that kill and attack viruses and also increase immune system’s efficacy.
May reduce pain
Music can also alleviate or reduce the amount of pain you feel. It is believed that because music improves your state of mind, this allows you not to be so focused on acute pain.
May make it easier to exercise
We all have a favorite list of songs we like to listen to while we exercise. Music can improve strength, power, and endurance. It also makes your workout feel easier or encourages you to work harder without feeling like you are.
Regardless of what kind of music you like, you can ”hear” that there are many benefits, so reach out to your radio, tv, or personal device and blast the music.
Not every peaceful music will work for everyone, but I’ve compiled a short list of relaxing, water-inspired music to help you relax at home.