YOUR BRAIN… ON MUSIC
Music is scientifically proven to have a powerful effect on the brain.
Recent research shows that music can help in many aspects of the mind, including pain reduction, stress relief, memory, and brain injuries.
In the book The Power of Music, Elena Mannes says, “Scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function.” (Naponen, 2018)
Music-induced states of altered consciousness take the benefits of music a step further. Historically human beings have been altering their states of consciousness to promote physical and mental healing, treat substance dependence, and in spiritual and palliative care. People who are in rehab use what’s called ‘binaural beats’ because some of the frequencies can give the brain the same sensation that a drug would. It doesn’t harm the brain; in fact, it does quite the opposite good for it (Napoten, 2018).
Our brains automatically create an imaginary tone when introduced to two different frequencies at the same time. When you listen to specific forms of music, it can put you in a meditative state, you can get a better night’s sleep, and you’re able to concentrate very effectively. It can even have healing capabilities, without taking a drug or medication, your body will calm your body down. (Albridge, 2016)
OH BREATH playlists have combined the power of music with Breathwork is genuinely remarkable. She uses specific tones that can change your state of mind; she has it down to a science; her internationally curated perfectly blended playlists are a testament to that. The music guides participants by including polyrhythmic music, monotonous drumming, Western pop, and Arab musical schemata, complemented by theoretical and clinical approaches to music therapy applications (Napoten, 2018).
“Scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human functions.”