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Old 10-13-2018, 02:44 PM
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Singing - brain healing, heart healthy

Lately I've been singing every day. Allowing more awareness of my breath and having fun.

Pathwaytofree, thanks for asking about this.

YouTube music with lyrics and Amazon music with xray lyrics help me with learning more words to songs.

I have no training. So far this is about learning as I go, getting guidance in it from my High Power and trusting my gut instincts.

When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape.

The benefits of singing regularly seem to be cumulative. In one study, singers were found to have lower levels of cortisol, indicating lower stress. A very preliminary investigation suggesting that our heart rates may sync up during group singing could also explain why singing together sometimes feels like a guided group meditation. Study after study has found that singing relieves anxiety and contributes to quality of life. Dr. Julene K. Johnson, a researcher who has focused on older singers, recently began a five year study to examine group singing as an affordable method to improve the health and well-being of older adults.

It turns out you don’t even have to be a good singer to reap the rewards.

Health benefits of singing include a stronger diaphragm and stimulated overall circulation.

Singing also improves posture. As your chest cavity expands and your shoulders and back align, you’re improving your posture overall.

Improved blood circulation and an oxygenated blood stream allow more oxygen to reach the brain. This improves mental alertness, concentration, and memory. The Alzheimer’s Society has even established a “Singing for the Brain” service to help people with dementia and Alzheimer’s maintain their memories.



Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com

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Random samples of a few.

Left Right Left, Charlie Puth

https://youtu.be/jH1iUYXWws8

You Lead, Jamie Grace

https://youtu.be/JFmSzL2ppvg

Go Big or Go Home, NBA version

https://youtu.be/N1knQpNbi4c

Voice exercises:
https://youtu.be/gp2VvmUJJc8
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My mother was stricken with Alzheimer's at a rather young age. Although she could not remember me or any of my siblings she could remember the words of songs. We would just put the song on the CD player and like a switch in her brain she would begin to sing.
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A Tori Kelly commercial for Nationwide Insurance is echoing in my mind tonight:

"Every day brings something new,

Something to look forward to."

Love that. Uplifting jingles can add to my day, too.
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"Every day brings something new,

Something to look forward to."
I'm using this as a mantra today, repeating it again and again.

I am worthy of a big, good life.
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