The most relaxing song
Could you use some anxiety-reduction? Need some help to sleep? I found this song that will make you relax and I want to share it with you. Please forward to someone who would enjoy it. Here's how it works:
"Weightless” induces a 65% reduction in anxiety and a 35% reduction in usual physiological resting rates.
Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson from Mindlab International explained, "Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
But what is it about the song itself that makes it so effective? According to Lyz Cooper, the founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, there are basic musical principles that correlate with relaxation. She explains that the song “contains a sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50.” The listener’s heartbeat will naturally slow down to match the track’s BPM (beats per minute). The song’s length is also critical. Cooper explains, “It takes about five minutes for this process, known as entrainment, to occur. And there is no repeating melody, which allows your brain to completely switch off because you are no longer trying to predict what is coming next.”
This is the article where I found information about the research backing it and the quote above:
And now the link for the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcAVejslrU
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I really enjoyed listening to this relaxing song and would love if you could share how it was for you. Was it really relaxing? The scientists mentioned in the article measured heart rate, etc... but I would like to hear also more subjective experiences.