Let the music play!
- By Team TDO
Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
They say the best things in life are free. Music is one of these. Hardly costs anything, but works every time.
Too many thoughts, unable to sleep? You have soft music, old classics or Sufi hymns for peace of mind.
Bad day at work and feeling too overwhelmed? There is foot-tapping Bollywood music to perk you up.
Feeling nostalgic? Call out to Jagjit Singh or Ghulam Ali and beautiful ghazals will give you company.
There is music for every mood, for every person, for every situation. It is like finding a friend who stays with you, without asking any questions, without demanding any explanations. Music simply offers comfort and company. It works like therapy. There is proven medical evidence of how music has greatly helped in treating various disease conditions. A greater emphasis can be laid on conditions affecting the mind like depression, neurosis, anxiety, etc.
Listen to the music
A busy professional, Andrew’s favorite stress buster resides in his pocket. His iPod, which is always updated with the songs he likes. Andrew also enjoys instrumental music and plays it when trying to unwind at the end of a hard day.
It has been noted that people who always have their headphones on are lost in their own musical world. They are much happier than others. They enjoy even the dull dreary routine events of the day because they have a chirpy companion, their music!
Play an instrument
Next time you are watching a television show or a live performance, we request you to please observe the musician who is playing an instrument. You will notice they are flushing with excitement and passion. This is what music does to you. Playing an instrument brings satisfaction, a sense of achievement and takes you to a high.
Remember in childhood, the get-togethers and the games people played? Antakshari was the most popular. Young and old, everyone had fun. Singing uplifts your mood. Each one of us is a bathroom singer. Don’t worry about how you sound. Sing for yourself. Play your favorite songs and sing along. You will feel your burdens washing away and a new bundle of energy building up inside.
Dance to the beat
Dance when you hear a foot tapping number. Dancing is physical and mental rejuvenation. Take a break from whatever you are doing and step it up. Dance is a fun activity which leaves you feeling lighter and happier. It is quite simple really. Move a little, shake a leg, wave a hand and smile!
Music releases protective cells and increases the immunity of the body. Gripping music invokes a reaction similar to good food. It sends out an electrifying energy through the body and refreshes the mind.
So, what are you waiting for? Turn up the volume and let the music play!