A few weeks back we entered the gateway with the good vibes of dancing and now this post will take us into the depths of the good vibes of music.
We here at the GVL dig the knowledge of vibration and when it comes to music, sound energy can yield a very good vibe and impacts your brain to its benefit, should the frequency of the sound energy be in harmony and in energetic resonance with the frequencies of your body.
The kind of music a person listens to can be informative.
Someone who listens to heavy metal and finds solace in that kind of sound energy is vibrating at a very different energetic resonance than that of someone who is immersed and finding enjoyment in Bethoven’s Symphonies.
Different strokes for different folks so onward we go.
Music is Sound Energy
Sound is energy in motion through substances in longitudinal rarefaction/compression waves. Sound is produced when force moves energy causing an object or substance to VIBRATE. The energy transfer through the substance in a waveform. Sound energy is lower in quantity than other forms of energy however its impact tremendous.
Special units called pascals and decibels is how sound energy is commonly measured based on its intensity and pressure. If the decibels of sound energy is too loud, it can cause discomfort and even pain to people – this is referred to as the “threshold of pain” This threshold varies amongst individuals based on their physiologies, life experience/habits and age.
Music has All Kinds of Power
Music has tremendous power and in many respects. The memories or stimuli one can experience when listening to a specific song or melody is a very interesting phenomenon. The human brain is magnificent and the impact that music can have on our neural networks is vast and expansive.
Regardless of our stations in life, our countries of origin, our mental capacities or the amount of years we have been on this Earth, humans respond to music in a universal manner. With the advances found in neuroscience today, scientists and researchers are able to measure, quantitatively, just how the brain is affected by music.
The invested interest in this endeavour, the manner in which the brain is affected by music has expanded to a new sector of research called neuromusicology. This research is in the business of exploring how music affects the autonomic nervous system – of which I speak of in by post on meditation found here.
Every Known Part of the Brain is Activated by Music
The impact of music on the brain has been associated with pain relief, stress reduction in children, enhanced memory and advantages for those who are afflicted with brain injuries, seizures and stroke.
I use a song called “Weightless” when I meditate. Sound therapists collaborated with the group Marconi Union to design a song that has arranged bass lines, rhythms and harmonies that lend itself to an empowered state of peace and balance in the physiology of one’s mind and body. One song. There is a noticeable difference in my state of being before and after I listen to this jam in my mediation sessions and I can speak about its efficacy.
Its carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow a listener’s heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
An excellent way to raise the energetic vibrations in your body is to dance. Whatever musical stylings get your body moving, then have at it my good vibe companions.
Allowing yourself to be encompassed fully by the sound vibrations of your most enjoyable music is a surefire way to garner some very very good feels as the impact music has on your brain to secrete the feel good hormones and get your booty shaking.
If dancing doesn’t appeal, no worries, the benefits of listening to music while you work, play or relax can have an uplifting and positive impact on your life experience.
The Healing Power of Music
The benefits of music used in healing therapies is being documented worldwide. Music is an expression of the language of the Soul.
We can live in different countries, keep differing beliefs, be raised in different cultures, be on entirely different life lines in terms of wealth, health and intellect but music affects us on a universal level just given our humanity and our brain’s responsiveness to sound frequencies.
Studies have concluded that music can aid in the healing of the brain. People who have had strokes that listened to one hour of music per day recovered their verbal memory faster and experienced diminished symptoms of depression compared to those who didn’t.
According to NY Presbyterian Hospital, prematurely born babies who were surrounded by the music stylings of the magnificent Mozart had lowered heart rate and induced sleep as a result – a surefire way to enhance the development of the human body is the good vibes of homeostasis in the heart and a good amount of solid sleep.
I can attest to the neural benefits of by music from by own experience – I could list a number of circumstances and events where music has helped in my studies, recreation and well-being.
Various studies have also demonstrated the beneficial impact music has on those deemed autistic and disabled, afflicted with dementia and an overall reduction in pain during labour and birth – that last on of which falls into by experiences aforementioned.
Music on Vinyl – Timeless Style and Energy
The groovy feels of music on vinyl is a vibe I am well accustomed to and advocate to anyone seeking a styling and solid way to dial in some music good feels. There are some serious benefits to dialing in musical sound vinyl style.
Individuals who dial in the vinyl vibe tend to be discerning with what they listen to.
Digging a musical vibe produced by bands that have artistic integrity in that they write their songs from the unity of their hearts and minds and express it through playing their own instruments.
These are the bands that when you visit a record store will be found in abundance.
Going out to peruse and buy records is an experience in itself. This tangible and vibrant experience has been lost to the digital generation where Spotify and ITunes are the go to. I use both and can attest to their efficacy of convenience and the broad spectrum of music stylings available.
I will say that whatever your choice in how you dial in the good sound vibes of music, that records are a lossless format and in this fact, music can be absorbed in the most fundamental and authentic manner that it was intended to be conveyed. Nothing is lost when a record is pressed. The sound is a direct representation of how the artist/producer intended.
There are no limits in our abilities to absorb what the world has to offer and if you want to ride a life line of good vibrations then record scoping and record store visits can encompass this vibe.
When you get a classic record or some groovy house beats and throw down on a Victrola turn table, you are lending yourself to be surrounded in a space of empowering and vibrant good feels.
A worthy investment of your time is to consciously choose to add music to your daily life and one that is magnificently economical for the rewards that you will reap.