Tuesday Tunes

Have you guys heard of this song, by band Manchester Union, before? Apparently, it’s the most relaxing song ever created. A group of sound therapists studied the heart rate and brain function of adults who listened to it and discovered that it actually makes people’s hearts slow down to a relaxed rate.

‘Weightless’ works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.

How bizarro is that? I definitely found the song relaxing, and these kinds of songs are right up my alley anyway, but I can’t tell if the song relaxed me because it actually relaxed me or because I expected it to. Kind of a mind-trip for  Tuesday morning.

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April 30, 2013 / Tuesday Tunes / LEAVE A COMMENT / 5

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  • I honestly have too much to do today to listen to this right now. It’s cloudy out, I spilled my cup of coffee this morning, after only two sips, and my to-do list is long. If I listen to this song, I’ll crawl right under the covers and try to find a Tabatha’s Salon Take Over marathon on TV. :)

  • The song definitely sounded hypnotic to begin with – almost calming enough for a hypno birth! – but then L piped up, “What’s that noise, Mummy?” and broke the spell! :D

  • i think it is really relaxing though that water looks like it’s having a panic attack. i am going to listen to this later in its entirety, maybe with headphone. i have been having heart palpitations the last couple days so this is literally exactly what i need. a little prescription of “chill out.” but right now milo is yelling at me to watch him “run really fast!!” and if i blink he yells “you weren’t watching me good, now i have to do it again.” i seriously need to get through watching him without blinking. (and i hope if i do that means the game is over).

  • It’s very meditative. I can never get my brain to quite down enough for meditation. May give it another go right before bed time!

  • I have to admit this music *really* relaxed me, and not because you forewarned me. I’m almost positive it’s the same music they play in yoga class and during massage therapy sessions. So, there’s that. Chi and Christine’s comments are cracking me up! Good thing my kids are in bed right now, otherwise my hypnotic trance would surely be broken. Ahhhhh…