Singing has been shown to be beneficial in various ways; it improves breathing, circulation, enhances cognitive abilities, and lowers stress levels. But one of the best outcomes of singing, and particularly singing in a group is the joy and happiness
#1. Good music:
Music has the ability to make us feel a myriad of different emotions, which is one of the reasons why it is such a powerful art form. When we listen to good music, we experience a biological response to the music. Our brains begin to release the chemical dopamine, which is responsible for positive emotions, such as joy.
#2. Singing with others:
We receive pleasure from singing, not just by ourselves, but by singing in community. Many voices together can create more nuanced and layered music than singing alone. The benefits of singing with others include, increased self-esteem and confidence, a larger sense of community, and even biological changes. A recent study has shown that choir singers sync their heartbeats when they sing in ensemble!
#3. A job well done:
Singers often feel a sense of exaltation when they’re performing; a feeling which often extends even after the performance. The exhilaration of performing, is heightened by knowing that you did a great job. Satisfaction, pride and joy, all contribute to the euphoria of singing!
How else might singing be joyful? Tell us in the comments below!