Stress. It affects us all. The noise. The emotional upsets. The daily grind we go through is enough to make anyone run for the covers and hide.
Thankfully, one of the ways we can relieve stress is by putting on some relaxing music. Some love to listen to nature sounds. Some quiet piano music.
Whatever you are attracted to, take a minute to sit down, close your eyes, and listen.
Your heart rate and breathing will start to slow down along with your thoughts. As you tune in to the sound of the music, you let go of the cares and concerns of the outer world. Now, an inner journey begins to take place...
After listening for a few minutes, you find yourself feeling refreshed and renewed, as if a blanket of sound has washed you clean. And all you had to do was put a CD in your player or press a play button online.
Listening to music is a great way to reduce stress levels. Playing music can actually reduce stress even further.
As we approach our chosen instrument, we settle into a happy routine that always brings us comfort and quiet. As a piano player, I love preparing to play. The act of sliding the bench out, of touching the keys and placing my hands on a chord all contribute to a calming ritual that allows me to relax and unwind. And then as I play, cares and concerns of this world slowly drop off my shoulders and I am transported into a place where peace is present. ~ Edward Weiss
Edward Weiss is a pianist/composer and webmaster of Quiescence Music's New Age piano lessons. He has been helping students learn how to play piano in the New Age style for over 15 years and works with students in private, in groups, and now over the internet. Visit http://www.quiescencemusic.com/ now and get a FREE piano lesson and 342 page book!