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Sound and Music in our life December 12, 2011

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By E. Shlychkov.

For centuries, sound and music have been used as tools to create harmony and balance within the body. This might include the sound of a human voice and the power of words that we use during our conversations, meditation or the words that we choose to listen to. Sound and music  are a valuable source of energy and  a tool for anyone’s personal development.
How does Music  “work”? The answer requires the understanding and acceptance of different styles of music. For instance: any chants use the rhythms of our breathing to create a sense of calmness and relaxed spaciousness during meditation. In Buddhism, chants in some ways are analogous to Hindu, Christian or Jewish religious recitations. Classical music (Mozart, Beethoven) has clarity and elegance, and it helps  improve concentration. Jazz, soul, reggae, and any music that is derived from the African tradition releases joy, while rhythms of  (non –violent) heavy metal, techno, hip hop, and rock & roll can excite the nervous system and release stress.

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