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Did you know that singing with others (out loud LOL) is the next best medicine to laughter?
And you don’t need a prescription!
Science has shown that the hormone Oxytocin is released when singing together with 1 or more people and creates a feeling of bonding and connection.
In an article from Julia Layton, she states: “But why? Could you just start belting out a tune right now in order to make yourself feel happy?
It’s possible. Some of the ways in which choral singing makes people happy are physical, and you get them whether you’re in a chorus or in a shower — as long as you’re using proper breathing techniques during that shower solo. Singing can have some of the same effects as exercise, like the release of endorphins, which give the singer an overall “lifted” feeling and are associated with stress reduction. It’s also an aerobic activity, meaning it gets more oxygen into the blood for better circulation, which tends to promote a good mood. And singing necessitates deep breathing, another anxiety reducer. Deep breathing is a key to meditation and other relaxation techniques, and you can’t sing well without it.”
Julia Layton “Does singing make you happy?” 2 June 2009.
HowStuffWorks.com. <https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/singing-happy.htm> 8 April 2019
So go ahead, find the songs that really move you and start your vocal engine! Your body, mind & soul will thank you for it.
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