If you’re in Africa or Nigeria you probably must have heard the song khona by a south African band – Mafikizolo. the music is literally everywhere. turn on the radio – khona, turn on the TV khona, walk on the streets – khona! I even hear it in my sleep – i think. I think its a lovely song, and i sing it word for word. (just kidding, i don’t understand any of the lyrics). if you haven’t heard it yet then you should try it! some say it’s overrated others say its really interesting.(but i really don’t guarantee it will save your life). just a few days ago, a friend of mine was playing(and dancing) khona in his car. he says the song helps him to relax. i couldn’t agree less because while watching the video, i always thought to myself -“ just watching Uhuru dance could actually cure depression.” OK, enough of khona!
The soothing power of music cannot be underrated.
It has a unique link to our emotions, so can be an extremely effective stress management tool.
Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially cool music. it has been said that of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.
Of course Musical preference varies widely between individuals, so only you can decide what you like and what is suitable for each mood. But even if you don’t usually listen to music it may be worth giving it a try when selecting the most calming music.
When some people are very stressed, there is a tendency to avoid actively listening to music. Perhaps it feels like a waste of time, not helping to achieve anything. But as we know, productivity increases when stress is reduced, so this is another area where you can gain vast rewards. It just takes a small effort to begin with.
To incorporate music into a busy life, try playing CDs in the car, or put the radio on when in the bath or shower or just watching music videos during your free time.(not blocking your ear with music when someone is talking to you)
Singing (or shouting) along can also be a great release of tension.(as long as you don’t disturb your neigbours!). Calming music before bedtime promotes peace and relaxation and helps to induce sleep.
Music has been used for hundreds of years to treat illnesses and restore harmony between mind and body.I recently discovered that scientific studies have attempted to measure the potential benefits of music. They found That:
– Listening to music on headphones reduces stress and anxiety in hospital patients before and after surgery.
– Music can help reduce both the sensation and distress of both chronic pain and postoperative pain.
– Listening to music can relieve depression and increase self-esteem ratings in elderly people. and much more.
Music really helps people relieve stress. choose the one best suitable to you today!
watch khona video below.
How has music helped you before? share with us!