Active listening activity using active listening skills; which music to listen to for stress relief; active listening as ways to manage stress.
Scientific studies have shown that music can evoke feelings of intense joy, shifts in mood and deep emotional responses.
This is felt in the body as tingling sensations, in the mind as a sense of heightened feeling, and in the spirit as a kind of timeless rapture. It is no wonder that music is a part of every time and every people.
Using an active listening activity as one of the ways to manage stressis not just having music on in the background as you carry on with your hectic day...
You need to apply active listening skills and make this 10 minute exercise almost like a meditation.
Read on to find out what is the best music for an active listening activity that brings about a calming effect.
Choosing a special piece of music that gives you pleasure is a treat for your ears
There are so many forms of music to choose from - classical, jazz, traditional, folk, rock, modern, electronic - all of which affect you in a different way.
However, if you want to listen to music for a particular relaxing and de-stressing effect, it is difficult to beat classical composers like Johann Sebastian Bach. The sounds he has created are within a frequency band that is perfect for bringing about a calming and clarifying effect.
Active listening means applying your focus to what you are hearing, rather than letting music just drift over you.
We all have the ability to make 'music', and exercising the voice is actually extremely beneficial to our inner health. Remember, sounds and vibrations affect physical structure; different sounds can affect brain wave patterns and so give us a deep sense of relaxation.
From the tradition of yoga comes the idea that the main vowel sounds -a, e, i, o, u- are linked to vibratory structures called chakras, which run up the spine.
You can use these sounds in a chant which will get you vibrating in sync with yourself...
This is very relaxing and you dont need to do it at full volume: chant at a pitch that is comfortable to your voice, and don't strain.
Before you begin to chant the vowel sounds, always take in a good deep breath. make sure the breath fills your diaphragm so that you feel your ribs expand, and then use the air to make the sound.
If you enjoyed this, you can expand on your chanting practise by learning more...
Chakra Chants contains seven tracks, each corresponding to one of the chakra points on the human body. Starting with the base chakra and ending with the crown chakra. Each track is made up of the appropriate vowel sound, a bija mantra, an elemental and/or shabd sound and a particular keynote. It is a deeply moving piece of music suitable as a meditation tool, for cleansing and balancing your energy body or just for sheer listening pleasure.
Also included is a high quality booklet which discusses the subtle body, the chakras and the principles of sonic healing. Also a thorough and easy-to-practice guided visualization and an explanation of overtones are also provided in the booklet...
Everything you need for a positive active listening activity!
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