Singing ~ it does the heart good!

Singing ~ it does the heart good!

Neuroscience confirms that singing in a group is amazingly effective at creating a sense of well being and community.

In this article at Uplift they note that science supports singing:

What has not been understood until recently is that singing in groups triggers the communal release of serotonin and oxytocin, the bonding hormone, and even synchronises our heart beats.

Group singing literally incentivised community over an “each cave dweller for themselves” approach. Those who sang together were strongly bonded and survived.

In her book Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others, Stacy Horn calls singing:

“An infusion of the perfect tranquiliser – the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirit” 

They go on to say that singing “makes you happy”

children singing together
Make a joyful noise! 

“What has not been understood until recently is that singing in groups triggers the communal release of serotonin and oxytocin, the bonding hormone, and even synchronises our heart beats.

Group singing literally incentivised community over an “each cave dweller for themselves” approach. Those who sang together were strongly bonded and survived.”

 

Posted on: December 12, 2016admin

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