Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Need Valium? Soothe Your Soul with Music Instead.

Listening to music is a great way to reducing stress and relieving anxiety, says Cardiologist Raymond Bahr. This doctor asserts that listening to 30 minutes of music produces the same calming effect as taking a 10 milligram dose of valium.

Your individual musical preference will determines which types of soothing sounds will best reduce your tension, blood pressure, and promote feelings of tranquility. And that music preference might change from day to day, or hour to hour.

Within the past few days I have listened to Chopin, Beethoven, the Beatles (Abbey Road on vinyl- awesome album!) Alice in Chains and Nirvana. The genre gap doesn't get much wider.

It's not so much what you listen to, but how you feel when you are listening to the music. Pay attention to how you feel while listening to a particular song or genre of music. Listen to what produce a relaxing effect.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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