Music against Stress

Stress relief music has a magic effect.

Music is a gift!
Music is an art!
But above all MUSIC IS HARMONY!

This is the major reason why it has such a tremendous effect on humans who, if healthy and in good condition, can be seen as a perfectly balanced structure as well.

Though, balances can be achieved in different ways. Thus the harmony of music influences us differently.

Have a look at emotions for instance. They usually shift the balance of humans and if a particular emotion persists, they are a certain sign for existing problems, which finally may result in severe illnesses.

As a harmony music can sweep along human state to a particular emotional model. For example music which conveys joy can “contaminate” humans and bring them to a state to feel better. Thus music can be used to either emphasize the merry condition or turn a sorrow into happiness.

Stress relief music works based on a particularly interesting aspect of music; namely the fact that music can help you live emotions.

Sometimes people do not know exactly what they feel; the only present thing is a deep tension inside. Or they know what they feel but can not find relief and continuously accumulate the feeling. For instance often such feeling is anger. Because of the possible harm which can be caused by expressing it most people do not know how to get rid of it.

Music is the perfect tool to help you realize the emotional tension you bring inside. For instance many people find relief from anger by just listening heavy metal. This kind of music helps burning inside the tension caused by anger and is a perfect stress reliever.

However you have to be extremely careful because the difference between consuming the emotion inside and expressing it towards another human is not always that easy to realize.

Music brings you at a state to unite with the feeling thus helping you to realize its nature and live it. It practically transforms your nature. It is up to you to decide HOW to live it – to keep it inside and transform it in a constructive way or … relieve it outside

Have you ever thought why music is so powerful? Why does it have such an impact on any living matter?

Music is a common communication tool, a common language. Irrelevant what language you speak and what your nationality is you can feel music. Irrelevant if you realize it or not it affects you!

Music affects the primary brain of humans – the limbic brain. This is the part of the brain responsible of the physical condition of the body as well as of maintaining the internal balance which keeps us alive. This is also the kingdom of the Unconscious.

This is why stress relief music has such a big potential to influence the emotional state of humans. No words or thoughts are necessary. It just blows your mind and helps you relax.

There is nothing more direct than the impact of music on your brain. The only thing you have to do is to not distort it by thousands of thoughts you have regarding your daily problems – work, family, friends …

Here I would like to share with you what amazing effect music had on my perception of stress.

Recently I had to catch a plane to go back home. It was a very tough day: I had to drive in Athens, Greece and it is really not so pleasant having 5 cars passing side by side on a three leans road and to top it all hundreds of motorbikes driving like crazy.

We were short of time because the GPS took us several times to wrong addresses and we were about to miss the flight. Can you imagine in all this mess I had 10 min to park the car and go to the gate…

I crossed the main hall – do not ask me how I passed through the hundreds of people just wandering around with no purpose staying on my way; passed passport control – luckily there were not people at all; ran through customs control – the guys are always slow and I almost exploded … AND FINALLY I REACHED MY GATE

What a surprise – there was nobody!!! What the hell was all the rush about?!? There was nobody!

Then only I paid attention to the music in the hall and realized its magic effect. It was relaxing, slow, and gentle. It immediately helped to switch to another state – more relaxed and calm. Then I became curious about the reasons which made me feel stressed before reaching this hall.

I remembered the hundreds of people in hurry before the customs control and realized that their presence only was so loading for me compared to the empty hall I was now; their movements, gestures, speech. Then I realized that this kind of music is played at airports namely as a counteraction to stress people live while being at such places.

Really an amazing effect!

I just sat on a bench and enjoyed the feeling of the stress passing away.

Warning: you have to be extremely careful with music. As already mentioned it influences your emotions and if you over listen, it may exhaust you rather than help you. Please do not listen too loud.

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