Most of us love singing, even if we can’t hold a tune and only do it in the shower! Singing brings communities together and it can be something as simple as one person starting to sing at a BBQ – then everyone joins in.
So you might be wondering if there is such a thing as singing therapy and if so, what is it all about?
Well, you might be surprised to learn that people have actually studied this topic and discovered that singing affects our emotions. And deepens the connections to ourselves and our environment. It has even been shown to help stroke victims speak again.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways that singing therapy helps us.
1.Singing creates vibrations and sounds
Singing creates vibrations in water and since our bodies are mostly water, the fluid inside us starts to vibrate with our singing. Singing therapy makes use of these vibrations to release blocked energy and enhance self-healing.
2.Singing directs self-healing
When we sing, our bodies move and these movements can direct our self-healing to specific parts of our body. Releasing tension and helping our muscles to relax can assist in emotional release and an enhanced connection with ourselves.
3.Singing affects our breathing
Singing therapy helps us to relax and when we are relaxed our breathing slows down and becomes deeper. This is ideal for when we are stressed or anxious. Because as our breathing changes from being fast and shallow to slow and deep, we automatically relax.
4.Singing gives a stronger sense of self
In today’s noisy and fast-paced world, we don’t often spend time just listening. Using singing therapy, people can be taught to listen properly to the sounds they make. Consequently, focussing on the consonants and vowels, resulting in a stronger connection with themselves.
5.Singing helps us to centre ourselves
Most of us lack clarity sometimes and feel as if we are too stretched out and not totally connected to ourselves. Singing therapy helps us to centre ourselves. Also, helps set healthy boundaries and establish a harmonious relationship with our environment and the people around us.