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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Music, and Its Benefits

Namaste Everyone,

Prior to taking exams, some students listen to Mozart or other classical period music as they believe it would improve their test scores.  Studies on how music can help your brain and concentration have been administered by professional as well as informal sessions by nurses and care givers who take care of patients from infants to elderly with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Positive impact from listening to rhythmical music can be both direct and long lasting.  Immediate impacts can range from improved attention, calming effects, relieve stress, improve moods thus help combat depression and insomnia.  Alzheimer’s and dementia patients who have trouble remembering may be able to recall their past as music may help with their lost connection to evoke their memory.

Mental and Emotional Benefits of Music 

Creates a desirable atmosphere in learning
Increases attention span
Improves memory and concentration skills
Inspiration and motivation
Improves mood
Improves mathematical and reasoning skills
Increases creativity
Heighten emotional intelligence
Brings joy and happiness
Heighten imagination

Physical Benefits of Music

Slows heartbeat
Slows breathing
Slow down blood pressure
Release tension in your body
Changes brain wave states

Happy listening!  

Namaste -- Cathi

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