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Unexpected Benefits of Singing

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Some unexpected benefits of singing

Some people are born with powerful and confident voices; and others stay as far from singing as possible. But enjoying singing has very little to do with how good you are! It is no surprise that it is fun to sing; but there are some other good reasons to do it. Soloists and shower-divas alike share these benefits:

Reduces Stress
When you are stressed (and we ALL get stressed!), taking deep, intentional breaths brings instant relief. When you fill your lungs with air, you send richly oxygenated blood to the whole body, reducing blood pressure and boosting the immune system.

Promotes Communal Bonding
Sometimes it feels like screen-time and busy schedules keep us isolated. Singing can be a great way to come together! Children and adults who sing in choirs or at their place of worship foster a sense of belonging, common vision, and shared creativity. If you have ever been in the midst of a great sing-along or a killer karaoke night you know the feeling.

Connects Us With Our Emotions
Teens are famous for feeling that music alone can understand their feelings. Athletes at the Olympics cry when hearing their anthem played. There are examples of elderly people who have lost much of their personality, only to be ‘brought back’ by music from their youth. Music, and singing, engage brain regions responsible for our memories, emotions, and creativity. Our songs are deeply entwined with the stories of our lives.

Everyone can benefit from a little more song! Make a point of turning up the music and singing along with your kids or belting it out on your own. I can promise your day will only get better.

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