Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tuesday Tune Linky Party ~ The Psychology of Music and Ways to Reduce Stress.

Hello sweet friends! Welcome to Natasha in Oz and welcome to this week's Tuesday Tune post.

This week I'm focusing on relaxation, The Psychology of Music and ways to reduce stress!

The first thing we need to do is to breathe deeply!

The Psychology of Music and Ways to Reduce Stress.

Are you feeling stressed, worried, over-worked or anxious? I know that I am feeling a little anxious at the moment because assessment will be starting soon for my kids, for me and for and my students and exam time is always a terrible time of year. Mr Attorney is also very stressed, so much so that we are closely observing him for signs of hypertension.

To try and help our family cope with the stress in our daily lives I have been looking at ways of incorporating more herbal remedies and relaxation techniques. This infographic shows some of the ways that herbs can be used to reduce blood pressure and anxiety.
  Best Herbal Remedies for Stress Reduction [infographic] - An Infographic from Solstice Herbal Health Blog
Embedded from Solstice Herbal Health Blog

I've also been starting the morning with quiet relaxation music playing in the background and the effect has been quite dramatic. Starting the day filled with a sense of inner peace instead of rushed chaos just seems to make the rest of the day seem more harmonious. Indeed, research shows that music can influence both psychological and physiological processes and is therefore an important alternative in the practice of stress management.

The bulk of this research in the area of stress reduction has examined the effects of music on the physiological processes of relaxation. Numerous studies have reported significant decreases in, for example, heart rate, skin temperature, and muscle activity when music has been used in the relaxation process. www.mtabc.com

This infographic about the Psychology of Music from the University of South Florida School of Music clearly shows the importance of music in our every day lives especially when it comes to reducing stress.

Music can be a powerful tool in relieving stress but it is also a language that so many people can 'speak'. Tina Turner has seen the potential of music to promote peace, tolerance and unity by participating in a beautiful Buddhist-inspired project called Children Beyond.

Beyond, Digitale Single Unity vom Album Children Beyond erscheint

Tina Turner, Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay have teamed up with Pledge Music to release an album to make a contribution towards global peace and tolerance.

Together with 30 children from different cultures and nations, the three singers have recorded sung versions of twelve prayers and mantras from the religions Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism.  The three artists are passing on all of their proceeds to their respective foundations (the TINA Foundation, the SEESCHAU Foundation and the DEWA CHE Foundation) in equal amounts. In this way, the singers are supporting intercultural, peace-promoting projects in musical education and research for children and youths, as well as projects for children, mothers and women in distress.

I hope you enjoy listening to this beautiful music and that the spirit of their mantra is with you while you listen to today's Tuesday Tune.

Tuesday Tune, Tuesday Tune Linky Party, The Psychology of Music, Ways to Reduce Stress.

May well-being, peace, wholeness and tranquility, happiness and prosperity be achieved by all.

I hope you will find some time to listen to some music, to relax, to find your inner calm and to be peaceful, today and every day.

Please be sure to come back on Saturday to see the top 5 posts from last week's link up and, of course, to join in with this weekend's

Sundays Down Under Linky Party!
The Psychology of Music and Ways to Reduce Stress.

Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 



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