• Singing Your Sad Story All the Time ? Well, a sad tune messes you up in mind body and spirit ...... BUT READ THIS:
A new study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of Music found that the stress hormone, cortisol, dropped in cancer patients who sang for one hour in a choir. Singing had more than just emotional benefits – it also improved physical health. Singing patients created more cytokines, proteins that are essential for your immune system to function.
One theory is that singing tones your vagus nerve. The vagus nerve extends from the brain to the gut and connects it to many organs along the way. It transports messages in the body and plays a major role in your nervous system. Low vagal tone is associated with inflammation and illness, while vagus nerve stimulation can improve blood pressure and alleviate depression. If you aren’t into singing, try another method: breathing exercises, playing wind instruments, chanting and taking cold plunges all work.