What is sound and how does it help you?
There are many definitions for sound – Wikipedia defines sound scientifically as “Sound is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through some medium (like air or water), composed of frequencies which are within the range of hearing.” – and in mythology as “In Greek mythology, Ekho (Greek: Ἠχώ, Ēkhō, “echo” from ἦχος (ēchos), “sound”) was an Oread (a mountain nymph) who loved her own voice. Zeus loved consorting with beautiful nymphs and visited them on Earth often. Eventually, Zeus’s wife, Hera, became suspicious, and came from Mt. Olympus in an attempt to catch Zeus with the nymphs.”
Dr. John Beaulieu concluded in his research that use of tuning forks stimulate and spike nitric oxide (NO) release. NO is an important biological regulator and is a fundamental component in the fields of neuroscience, physiology, and immunology. In 1998 the discoveries of NOs key roles lead to Nobel Prize winning research in these areas. It was proclaimed “Molecule of the Year” in 1992.
Dr Mitchell Gaynor has said “The human body seeks harmony – as is shown in several scientific studies. If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is “heard” not only through our ears but through every cell in our body.”
Stress at workplace
Study of attitudes in the workplace reveal that 80% of workers feel stress on the job - nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress and 42% say their coworkers need such help (Study by American Institute for Stress)
Researcher Dean Keith Simonton studied-from composers, artists, and poets to inventors and scientists, the story is the same: a high number of creative breakthroughs is directly linked to the quantity of work produced and a refusal to let failure dampen enthusiasm or persistence. The creative process moves through five stages. It begins with preparation--an analytical time when the basic information or skills are assembled. It continues on to incubation–a more intuitive and subconscious time in which you connect the dots in a default state. If you stick with it through perspiration, this process will eventually lead to revelation–the eureka experience when you literally feel the tumblers of your mind click into place and you say: 'A-ha, I have found the solution!' The creative process ends with production, a time when the insights are put into a useful form and shared with others.
Changes in brain cells
Researchers reported that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in part of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. (Study by Britta Hölzel, a psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Jan. 30, 2011 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging)
Reduces Blood Pressure and stress
Researchers say, that high-risk patients who meditated cut their risk of heart attacks and strokes roughly by half compared with a group of similar patients who were given more conventional education. Other benefits of meditation follow from stress reduction, which could cause changes in the brain that cut stress hormones like cortisol and dampen the inflammatory processes associated with atherosclerosis. (Study by Dr Schneider 2009, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, New York Times November 20, 2009).
Stress release, memory and learning
Researchers reported that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in part of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. (Study by Britta Hölzel, a psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Jan. 30, 2011 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging).
Researchers have found neuroscience evidence that the ability to release thoughts that pop into mind frees the brain to attend to more rapidly changing things and events in the world at large. (Study by Richard Davidson, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin).
Sound Therapy Induces Relaxation
Researchers have found neuroscience evidence that the ability to release though The use of music as a means of inducing positive emotions and subsequent relaxation has been studied extensively by researchers. A great deal of this research has centered on the use of music as a means of reducing feelings of anxiety and stress as well as aiding in the relief of numerous pathologies (Study by Elliot Salamon, Minsun Kim, John Beaulieu and George B. Stefano at Neuroscience Research Institute, State University of New York)