The Healing Benefits of Combining Music Therapy & Yoga
Updated: Jan 10, 2022
Every cell in our bodies at its core is made up of small moving units of energy. One of the ways that yoga and music therapy are believed to have such a profound healing effect is their ability to move this energy for therapeutic purposes. Combining yoga with sound therapy can exponentially increase this healing on both the body and mind.
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy involves the use of sounds or lyrical compositions that are crafted at a specific frequency to cause changes in the molecules of our body and mind. Although some music therapy simply involves listening to relaxing or enjoyable songs to influence your mood, a more advanced form of music therapy uses solfeggio frequencies to target different parts of the body and mind.
The Top 5 Benefit of Sound Therapy
1. Reduces stress and anxiety
2. Lowers blood pressure
3. Helps with pain management
4. Improves sleep
5. Increases energy and confidence
What music should I play during my Yoga session?
Yoga in itself is a healing practice, but by combining yoga with sound therapy, these two alternative modalities can complement and increase the benefits of each other. Depending on the goal, mood, and intention of your yoga class, it is important to find a form of music therapy to match.
It's important to note that music during Yoga may not be right for everyone. For some listening to music is a seperate activity.
For others introducing music into a session or class can make a significant difference. This could be determined by what is needed at the time. Are you, or the class feeling stressed, or low energy? The mood can determine what you should be playing. Feeling positive and energised, play something more upbeat. For lighter sessions, you could introduce Chakra balancing music, ultra calm pure-tones, which can dramatically enrich the session.
You will find lots of highly crafted sound therapy music for your next yoga class, on the Mishi app.