I am, and always have been, a music fanatic. In fact, my whole family is; it’s a must-have whenever we get together. The music blares and the singing (and laughter) quickly follows. For me, music is also a must-have for workouts. Have you ever really thought about why everyone seems to (or used to, thanks to podcasts!) listen to music while they exercise?  From my experience, many of the reasons are due to the fact that the music “pumps you up”, puts you in the zone, or gives you a little extra energy boost.  Ever notice how you feel while listening to music doing other activities, such as studying, writing, gardening, things around the house, driving, etc?  Certain physical responses, which may be described as uplifting or happy, can be elicited as well.  Depending on the type of music and activity, anger can be induced.  Music literally changes how you physically feel and perform.

How else can we use music to our advantage?  Check this out – there are sound frequencies that have been shown in both the modern scientific world, as well as in ancient times, to physically affect the human body:

How Music Frequencies Affect Our Body and Brain

“The original Solfeggio frequencies were apparently used in Ancient Gregorian Chants, and because the music held mathematical resonance, the frequencies were capable of spiritually inspiring mankind to be more ‘Godlike’.  They are said to have the capacity to effect matter and consciousness, but were lost centuries ago after alterations were made to the scales. Recently they were apparently rediscovered…”

The Solfeggio Frequencies…

  • 174 Hz – Foundation – This frequency creates a foundation for the acceleration and evolution of consciousness.
  • 285 Hz – Quantum Cognition – This frequency assists in the expansion of consciousness in balanced multi dimensional fields of awareness.
  • 396 Hz – Liberation From Fear – The influences of strength and prepares the way for liberation.
  • 417 Hz – Transmutation – Internal Guidance is awakened and instills a clear vision and power.
  • 528 Hz – DNA Repair (Miracle) – The listener is gifted with strength and peace as their purpose is unveiled through the instruments of free will and divine guidance.
  • 639 Hz – Relationship Harmonization – The complete healing radiant Light descends upon the listener filling the personal mind with the influences of balance, health and tranquility.
  • 741 Hz – Consciousness Expansion – Clear vision is enabled allowing the opening and multiplication of a mind that is self empowered, organized and free.
  • 852 Hz – Awakening Intuition – The Inner Voice becomes clear and strong in the revelation of divine purpose.
  • 963 Hz – Numinous Accord – The presence of divinity is amplified allowing Light and Love to guide the present experience.

Some of these frequencies can alter our brain wave patterns so that we become more relaxed, focused and can get “in the zone”.  We can also perform physically better in certain brain wave states when we are “in the zone”.  Here’s a great description of come different brain wave states:

How Sound Affects Your Brain

“Most of us live the majority of our lives in a state of primarily beta brain waves – aroused, alert, concentrated, but also somewhat stressed. When we lower the brain wave frequency to alpha, we can put ourselves in an ideal condition to learn new information, perform more elaborate tasks, learn languages, analyze complex situations and even be in what sports psychologists call “The Zone”, which is a state of improved focus and performance in athletic competitions or exercise. Part of this is because being the slightly decreased electrical activity in the brain can lead to significant increases in feel-good brain chemicals like endorphins, noroepinephrine and dopamine. So, for example, when you meditate, you are focusing on something, whether it’s a candle flame or your breath going in or out, or a mantra or a prayer. When you focus like that, the electrical patterns in your brain slow down and relax, and the amplitude of your brain-waves generally stabilizes in the alpha wave range.”

When you listen to some of these specific frequencies within music or on their own, you can create the same brain wave state. There are some really cool devices and albums you can buy if you want to experiment and see what works for you.  Or you could just meditate because that works very well too : )  I listen to this album a lot when I’m in the car or out for a run and don’t feel like listening to anything in particular:

Wholetones: The Healing Frequency Music Project – Book and CD Set

These tracks overlay beautiful music with the specific frequencies listed above (Solfeggio), which have been shown to physically affect the human body and affect mood states.  As crazy as it may sound, its is absolutely worth a try.  Hard/heavy/heart pumping music is utilized to help put the body in an energetic state (say for lifting or exercising), and the softer music containing specific frequencies can help put the body into a relaxed/meditative state, as well as put people “into the zone” during a run or long period of cardio training.

Let’s think about it using the Prometa Health method:

What does the spiritual world say about sound/music? The Bible talks about singing out loud and listening to music often.  Also, there are sound waves and frequencies all throughout the universe, so it must be important and have an impact on things.

What does the mind/logic say about sound and music? It makes us feel good!  It alters our mood, especially when singing out loud : )

What does science say? – See above

How to use sound to improve physical health – Try listening to music that incorporates the Solfeggio frequencies and see if you experience a physical change in your mood, thoughts and feelings.  When you are driving, out for a walk, doing things around the house and don’t feel like listening to anything in particular, give that a try.  In some people the sound frequencies have been shown to improve/cure certain conditions like high blood pressure, upset stomach, headache, arthritis, and a bunch of others.  Also, when you are feeling down throw on some uplifting music because it really can alter your state!

Another cool article that shows the power of sound:

The Power of Sound: Waking Times

 

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