Music brings harmony. Music makes me feel calm and composed. I start dancing gracefully and I just cannot stop! I feel really light as if I am flying in the air. If I could see music I would describe it as a wave in the sea which sometimes has a tide high or low or like a soft and silky piece of cloth which I could wrap around myself. Music has such an essence that I can smell its strawberry and aquatic fragrance before music is switched on. Music has a magical power and positive energy that spreads its vibrations all over and soothes the mind of a restless person. Sometimes the music that we love just settles down in our mind and we keep singing it all day. It is actually capable of getting you out of the remorseful mood you are in and just make you more jolly and energetic. It basically taps into our emotions and memories! Music helps improve your attention skills as well as enhances learning. It can also cure many types of sicknesses. Music lightens up people’s life.
SCHOOL : A.V.M. B.W.
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
V.C. W. AVM – Bandra (E)
There is no doubt that music has the ability to impact the human body. After all, we respond to a beat by tapping to the rhythm, more than we respond to a flashing light or image.
Music therapy benefits patients of all ages: from using lullabies to help the development of premature babies to playing big band songs to boost elderly Alzheimer patients’ spirits and appetites. It really does not matter what music is used, although classical music is thought to be more relaxing to the human body.
Music, both vocal and instrumental, is considered to be of divine origin and is closely identified with the Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The Goddess Saraswati, depicted with Veena in hand, is venerated by all students and performers of Indian music as the divine patron of music and learning.
Similarly in the Hindu mythology, Krishna, by means of his flute, fills himself and the universe with bliss. He distracts everyone and everything from normal activity and enchants them to revel in ecstasy. His music explodes upon the world and society insisting that all else be forgotten. It is time, it proclaims, to join in his symphony of joy, to frolic in the forest, to scamper in play, to realize every dream that one has ever dreamed in his world of infinite possibility.
By Saanvi Mundra
Std IV B
V.C. W. AVM – Bandra (E)
Every morning when we wake up our day starts with listening to the chirps of birds, the rustling of leaves, the ringing of the temple bell and moreover the noise of people on the streets. All of these seem so usual, but if you actually listen to it peacefully; it is music.
For some of us music may just be an activity which we do when we are free. For some it may also be something useless, but at the same time it may also be a healer for somebody else.
Indian mythology tells us that music is prevalent even in the heavens. Goddess Saraswati plays the veena, lord Shiva plays the damru, Krishna plays the Bansuri, and Nandi plays the mridangam. When we go to a temple, a church, a mosque or a gurudwara we hear the havan, pooja, the mass, or the kirtan. This is a form of music. For that matter a child’s cry is also music.
All this makes it clearly evident that any sound that emphasizes on a feeling is music. Thus, music has the power to help and heal. It has the power to attack and defend. It is after all the prayer that every heart sings.
Kanika Kaur Chadha
AVM BANDRA (E)