The Benefits of Singing

When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.

 

The benefits of singing regularly seem to be cumulative. You actually have two sets of muscles that control your vocal chords one in the front of your vocal chords and one in the back of you vocal chords. They open or close you vocal chords to make a certain pitch. That singing isn’t actually a skill it can be learned.

When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony.

 

As the popularity of group singing grows, science has been hard at work trying to explain why it has such a calming yet energizing effect on people. What researchers are beginning to discover is that singing is like an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits.

 

Your posture will get straighter and you’ll gradually look more confident. Better posture means better breathing & better singing. It boosts up self confidence and helps in overcoming woes while singing in a group.

Singing is actually a good workout. You’ll work out your lungs, improve your circulation, and tone your abdominal and intercostals muscles.

It’s really good for your brain and will enhance your mental awareness, concentration, and memory. And even if you’re already sick, just hum a little number and you’ll open up your sinuses and respiratory tubes. You’ll also sleep better, as a result of being less stressed.

 

Regular practicing of singing helps in developing healthier breathing patterns, which can help to cope with various lung diseases. Singing releases endorphins, which make you, feel instantly happier. And when you sing you also release oxytocin, which is a natural stress reliever and is found to alleviate feelings of depression and loneliness singing also has been proven to boost your immune system. You’ll probably live longer, in general. In 2008 joint study by Harvard and Yale stated that choral singing in a Connecticut town had increased residents’ life expectancy.

Singing is clearly a powerful thing. So raise your voice, because the benefits are endless.