The Psychological And Physiological Affects Of Music

Author: Susanna Lepianka, October 2010

Silence & Sound = Love

The higher the vibrational frequency of the music the greater it is as a carrier into silence and the greater the impact on our well being.

In the beginning was sound, sound is the most primordial state without, which, nothing could be! When a baby is born the first thing the medical staff look for in order to establish this new life is the baby’s cry – when the baby cries all is known to be well. Music reflects the state of consciousness that created it – the higher the level of consciousness the more sublime the music. Music is synonymous with life, it is such an integral part of our existence and it is part of our DNA.

Let’s look at how music impacts on our psychological and physiological well being:

Babies tap their feet, clap their hands, wriggle around and smile joyfully when they hear conscious music, when hearing unconscious music they either fail to respond or become alarmed and cry. I will touch on the difference between conscious and unconscious music here and in my 2nd article I will elaborate further. Babies are attuned to nature’s biological rhythm and as a result are happy and content by nature which, in part, is why they are so appealing. We all resonate with soft dulcet tones which are why so many love songs tend to be ballads; they warm & melt the heart and we feel happy, peaceful and at ease. It is a scientific fact that the healthier & happier we are the less prone we are to dis-ease. There is a huge correlation between the music we listen to and our well-being.

By paying close attention to how we think & feel when we listen to music we can discern the considerable impact it is having on us – notice what kind of thoughts are going through your mind do they increase/decrease, how do you feel and are those feelings joyful, do you feel uplifted, inspired & exhilarated by what you hear. Uplifting, music significantly increases our energy levels making us more productive whilst unconscious music stirs unpleasant emotional feeling states, agitation and fitfulness, depression, mood swings, lethargy etc. In this way it can be seen that constantly being assaulted by harsh impure sounds affect the delicate balance of our minds and bodies, throwing them out of kilter. Music therapy is used in all kinds of medical and holistic environments to re-align & thus restore the imbalance. Studies also indicate that music can have profound physical and psychological effects not only on people but also on animals and plants.

To understand the impact music has on our mind and bodies is an important consideration in choosing the types of music we listen to.

About the author:
Susanna Lepianka is a writer with a passion for music & has studied musicology. Susanna holds first class diplomas in Psychology, Meditation & Neuropsychological Immunology (a holistic & integrated study of the stressors that affect our psychological, physical & spiritual wellbeing.) Susanna listens daily to all genres of music. Susanna also showcases music on her websites  and is developing a new model to bring musicians and their audiences together to form an alliance to support and maintain artistic integrity. 

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