Music is the ultimate cure…….

Music is a universal language. All species including animals, birds and humans relate to it and use music for different purposes. There is music in the chirping of the birds, in the falling rain drops, and in the rhythmic waves of the sea.

When experiencing physical and emotional pain, people often think that medication is the only cure. However, in recent years, various alternative healing methods have evolved. One of these healing methods is music therapy. Music therapy is the prescribed use of music and melodies to help restore, maintain and improve the emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being of an individual.

The immense power of music is also evident by the fact that since time immortal all religions have used it in some or the other form in their prayers- for instance, ‘Sankirtan’ is a form of prayer involving music and song by a group of people. Its therapeutic potential for both humans and animals has been scientifically proven.

Music therapy has shown positive effects especially for conditions like cancer, autism, depression, suicidal tendencies, children with emotional and behavioural disorders and survivors of childhood trauma. In the modern lifestyle full of stress and anxiety, music can play a pivotal role in reducing social aggression and violence. It is incredible that something used for leisure can be such a powerful healing agent. To quote the famous musician Billy Joel, “Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music”

By Shivani Rath

CLASS-IV-B

V.C. W. AVM – Bandra (E)

The Healing Power of Music

Music has a magic healing power which has been known for centuries. When I feel tired, sad or low and then listen to some music, I feel much more cheerful and better. Did you know that music also heals animals? When an animal is not well or in pain and when they go to the vet, sometimes, they make the animals listen to some music. Can you tell me how music makes you feel better? Let me tell you.

Some people who have lost their speech have been known to recover their voice after listening to music because when the music is playing and when they are listening, they also feel like singing, they get thoughts in their brain and then get their voice back. Athletes, who are not well, are known to recover faster than usual after listening to music

Music  helps you get more intelligent and pay attention, Improves your memory, improves athlete’s performance, helps you get more flexible, etc.

After knowing all this about music, I like music even more and I am sure I will help myself by listening to music often!!

 

Anjali Murthy

Std  IV A

Arya Vidya Mandir (E)