“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” – Bob Marley.
- The soothing power of music is well-established. It has a unique link to our emotions, so can be an extremely effective stress management tool.
- Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music.
- This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.
- It can be a great aid to meditation, helping to prevent the mind wandering.
Musical preference varies widely between individuals, so only you can decide what you like and what is suitable for each mood. But even if you don’t usually listen to classical music it may be worth giving it a try when selecting the most calming music.