Thursday, November 13, 2008

Do you like to sing?

  Do you like to sing?  Before answering, let me clarify that I am talking about singing in general; for example, singing in the choir, the shower or car, or even in a local pub or bar on karaoke night.  If you answered yes, you'll be pleased to know that singing is a proven positive and healthy pastime.

    Are you surprised by the fact that cutting loose with a song playing over the radio can offer real personal benefits?  Let me explain why!  To begin with, most of us sound better singing along with another voice, even if that voice comes from the radio.  While you are singing, you are also toning your abdominal and diaphragm, boosting your circulation, increasing your oxygen intake and improving your lung capacity.  Singing eases muscle tension and relaxes the body and mind.

    And what about singing in the shower?  Isn't it wonderful how great we sound in the shower, even if we normally don't sing that well?  The reason for this is that the shower acts like a professional sound booth, with the water absorbing the echoes from our voices.  As a result, we can get volume, nice reverberation, and even a little bass in that space.  Furthermore, our singing creates sound frequencies that actually stimulate a pleasure center in our brains.  So, it's no surprise that we hop out of the shower feeling happier and better prepared for the day, no matter how good or bad our singing may have been.

    Singing with other people, as we may do in a choir, also provides a positive boost, stimulates a pleasure center, and has a social benefit.  Research shows that people who sing in groups, like choirs, tend to feel more involved with their communities and more interested in participating in activities that benefit the community as a whole.  So, singing may help you be a better citizen!

"கரப்பிடும்பை யில்லாரைக் காணின் நிரப்பிடும்பை எல்லாம் ஒருங்கு கெடும். " - குறள் எண் : 1056

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