Drum your way to health and happiness!
Drums have been part of nearly every culture for religious and other ceremonies. They have been used to induce trance states or even for therapeutic purposes. In fact, in some rituals in ancient cultures men and women participate in sacred drumming. Here’s what it can do for your life.
Drumming and your brain
Drumming is quite beneficial your brain and makes you smarter as it lets you gain access to your entire brain. Research reveals that there is physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain and this wonderfully synchronizes the left and right hemispheres. The best part is that even listening to drumming sounds gives you the same impact as drumming.
Makes you feel happy
Group drumming or even drumming on your own is an activity which results in releasing endorphins, enkephalins and Alpha waves to the brain. These make you feel good and also induces euphoria.
Strengthens your immune system
A study conducted by Barry Bittman, MD, neurologist and President of the Yamaha Music & Wellness Institute has proved that group drumming increases natural T-cells and these help the body fights diseases caused by viruses and even serious ailments such as cancer and AIDS.
Controls chronic pain
Drumming shields you from chronic pain, as it firstly distracts you from the pain and secondly it helps the body generate endorphins and endogenous opiates that are the body’s natural painkillers.
Helps release negative feelings
Drumming works as a form of self-expression and you can literally drum out negative feelings such as anger. It has even helped addicts to overcome the craving for drugs.
Drumming even helps Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Drumming can even help those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In fact, there are many success stories of Alzheimer’s patients having been able to recall through the power of drumming.