If there is one thing that doesn’t have boundaries,
it is music. It transcends cultural, political and
social boundaries with utmost ease. However,
have you stopped for a second and thought about
the profound impact that this music has on your
Let’s start off with the easiest. Music helps you to
lose weight. How you may ask? Music has broadly
been labelled a catalyst for releasing your pentup
energy, especially when working out at the
gym, whether it’s running on the treadmill or
doing those difficult, backbreaking crunches.
Every time you put on your headphones and
listen to your favourite album, you feel encouraged
to give your best shot at whatever you are
While at the workplace, if improving your concentration
is the goal, then light easy melodies should
be your pick. It’s been proved that people who listen
to music while working displayed more productivity
than the ones who were working silently. It has also
been proven that Baroque music helps you pace your
reading to aid focus and memorizing.
Music has also been known to help in healing. Just
as faster beats sharpen your concentration and increase
alert thinking, a slower tempo promotes calm,
allowing you to
relax your breathing
and your heartbeat.
Therefore, it comes
as no surprise that
the world have
started using music
therapy as a means
to heal patients.
Learning a musical
instrument is extremely
beneficial to us
as it nurtures the intellect
and helps your memory remain
sharp for a longer period
of time. It has been scientifically
proven that learning a musical instrument increases the spatial-temporal reasoning
skills that are required for mathematics, chess,
science and engineering. Learning an instrument
is like learning a second language, it is extremely
challenging. It teaches you discipline, as you need
to keep practising till you have perfected the instrument.
It calms stressed minds better than any other
activity because it involves training the brain to be
focused. Learning an instrument boosts your confidence,
improves co-ordination, and memory skills.
At the end of the day music is the outburst of the
soul, and provides you with the joy of accomplishing
and mastering something which
you had found challenging. So go on sit
back and enjoy one of your favourite
tracks—the world can wait.