How music affects your mood,brain? music as mood enhancer

Imagine yourself sitting on a window sill witnessing a panoramic  view, the clouds just happened to shed their weight which they held for long, a glistening pond surrounded by rugged mountains and tall pine  trees. The raindrops still rested on the leaves tinted yellow The aroma of rain meeting the barren earth filled the air as the cool breeze caressed your cheeks. You are lost in this mesmerizing and serene beauty of nature when suddenly someone plays a soothing music. As soon as the music sets the perfect tune in your ears, you feel it has given life to the beautiful view in front of you. This perfect combination of music and nature lits up your soul. As they say in art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The beauty of music is in the eye of the listener. 

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies”  

Music is the Universal Language of Mankind -  

The perfect blend of tunes, lyrics and rhythmgives birth to a magical music which finds its way to the secret places of the soul. A calming music relaxes the body and the mind, dragging the worries away. Music has the power to affect your moods. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LISTENING TO MUSIC? 

  • Music is known to reduce stress and anxiety. 

  • ​It eases pain and improves mental health. 

  • ​It provides comfort and improves cognition  

  • ​Listening to music can benefit overall well-being. 

  • ​It helps in regulating emotions and creating happiness and relaxation in everyday life. 

  • ​Music can lift up a person's moods, fight depression and improve blood flow in ways similar to statins. 

  • It can lower the levels of stress-related hormones such as cortisol, and ease pain.  

RELATION BETWEEN MUSIC &YOUR MOODS - 

The music affects a person's mood by stimulating the formation of certain brain chemicals. 

The level of neurotransmittersdopamine and serotonin increases on listening to music. Dopamine is a hormone associated with happiness. So, release of dopamine reduces stress and anxiety. Serotonin released into the brain, helps you to relax and stay focused. 

Oxytocin levels are also found to be increased. Oxytocin is a hormonethat promotes feelings of love, social bonding and well-being. 

Listening to music releases endorphins in the brain which give us a heightened feeling of excitement. Endorphins are known to quell anxiety and reduce negative effects of stress. 

 

PHYSICAL & MENTAL BENEFITS OF MUSIC - 

Other advantages of listening to music includes: 

  • improved respiration 

  • lower blood pressure 

  • improved cardiac output 

  • reduced heart rate 

  • relaxed muscle tension. 

MUSIC THERAPY IN DISEASES - 

Music therapy has shown to be effective in treating symptoms of many disorders like schizophrenia, amnesia, dementiaAlzheimer’s disease & Parkinson's disease. 

Music therapy is also helpful for mood disorders such as depression, aphasia, anxiety and similar speech disorders, Tourette's syndrome, and so on. It can also be used to improve function in stroke patients. 

 

SOME HARMFUL EFFECTS OF LISTENING TO LOUD MUSIC- 

Though soft music can change your mood but loud music can be harmful to you. Listening to loud music for a long time can damage your brain function & it is harmful for your earTympanic membrane can be affected by loud music. 

So, be aware about that.  

 

No treatment has yet been discovered that can keep the mind well but music therapy is very effective as a treatment of mind. So, listen music to keep a good mind & think about the famous quote of Plato- 

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything” 

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