Contributed by Renee Lewis
Music is a universal language. It is something that has the power to connect everyone from all corners of the planet and all walks of life. For the entirety of the human existence, we’ve created sound in almost any way possible. It is a major part of who we are as a species, even down to a cultural level. It moves us, shapes us, and molds us into the people we are today.
It allows us to express ourselves as individuals or as a unit and bridges the gap between virtually all differences. Love, hate, sadness and happiness can all be expressed in the form of music, making it one of the most powerful forms of communication we know.
Given the fact that music plays such a huge role in all of our daily lives, it is important that we realize how it physically and emotionally affects the body, as well as our surroundings. That’s right. Music has the ability to alter and interact with almost anything it comes in contact with on a molecular level.
One example is music's amazing ability to reduce pain. Studies have shown that those who listen to relaxing music such as classical music, were found to have much lower pain levels within the body. These individuals also had reduced stress hormones throughout the body.
Taking On Stress
Keeping stress levels at a minimum is crucial for living a long and healthy life, as well as reducing pain and discomfort within the body. Music that is made to reduce stress lowers the amount of cortisol that circulates throughout our blood stream.
Cortisol is the hormone that is responsible for us feeling stressed, irritable and often times can result in the physical manifestation of pain within the body. A simple and relatively quick fix to this is to incorporate more relaxing activities into your life, and one of the best ways to do this is to listen to healing and relaxing music.
Aside from making us feel relaxed, music also has the power to help us heal and rejuvenate. It is said to speed up the healing process within the body and aid in the regeneration of healthy cells that help us build and repair damaged tissues. This healing is only possible if the frequency of the music we choose to listen to is that of a healing and revitalizing nature.
Not all music is created equal, at least when it comes to healing frequencies. One of the best and most common frequencies for healing is 432 Hz. This is a frequency that is in tune and aligned with the harmony and resonance of our own planet.
When listening to music that has been specifically tuned to this frequency, we allow the body to begin healing and renewing itself. Stress, anxiety and tension begin to leave the body as we tune ourselves to this frequency of harmonious vibrations.
Unfortunately, most of today’s music is created in the frequency of 440 Hz. This frequency is not one of healing and revitalization, but one that can amplify stress, mood swings, negative emotions and behaviors- things that are all too prevalent in today’s world.
Incorporating healing music that is tuned to the frequency of 432 Hz can assist and amplify our overall health and wellbeing. It is well known that those of us who have less stress in our lives tend to live the happiest and the longest; utilizing the healing power of music can help us to achieve the state of health and wellness that is our natural state of being.