The Most Calming Song in the World

The Most Calming Song in the World

That is according to neuroscientists and a market research firm, Mindlab International, that conducted a study a few years ago.  Basically, the study had participants complete puzzles while music played and their brain activity was monitored.  The song deemed to be the most relaxing and calming was identified as "Weightless" by Marconi Union. 

The band, sound therapists, and researchers designed the song to induce feelings of relaxation and used calming neural tones.  The song has a gentle pulsing baseline,  soothing rhythms, a light hint of piano and guitar, along with thoughtfully arranged harmonies that come together to create an effective and clinically proven calming effect.  It was engineered this way, to specifically stimulate the emotional consciousness areas within the brain.  The study claims that this song can actually reduce anxiety by up to 65%!  The researchers suggest that the song is so relaxing that they do not recommend listening to it while driving a car.  Any other time when you are looking to reduce stress or want calming background music this song is a great choice.

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Music in and of itself can be calming and used to regulate mood.  Listening to relaxing music can help with stress relief and has other psychological benefits.  It is  a way to create a calm space when feeling moments of discomfort, such as, traveling or working in a high stress environment.  According to Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, if you listen to relaxing music, specifically the "most calming song in the world," continuously for at least 5 minutes you can feel the effects.  The measurable effects in a clinical setting were slowed heart rates, lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, and reduced listeners blood pressure levels, wow! 

We can all use ways to reduce stress and increase our health.  The genius behind listening to a relaxing song is that it works on our brain with out us having to actively think about it.  So, when feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or worried turn to the "most calming song in the world."