5 Benefits of singing on your body
Updated: Mar 22
So you have been thinking of improving your voice? But fitting it into your schedule is hard. Exploring the benefits of singing can help you get the motivation you need to get going.
Disclaimer: to reap the benefits of singing - you don’t need to sing “well”, “in tune” or have a musical ear. You can start from whichever level you are.
These 5 benefits will give fresh motivation and a good argument for anybody who might criticize you for singing:
1. Natural mood enhancer
When we sing, we release endorphins, dopamines and serotonin. Hormones that are responsible for us to feel good. Just like when you exercise, dance or watch a fun movie, singing can make you feel good.
2. Natural connector
I know from experience that singing with others can alter your mood like nothing else. When you sing with others, you release oxytocin, which is the hormone for human connection. Also singing with your child, gives you a moment of connection. Children love to sing.
3. Natural massage
When we sing, we create vibrations in our bodies. These tiny vibrations act like a massage for our entire body. And it is completely free. Try it, start humming a tune and feel where you feel vibrations in your body.
4. Deep breathing exercise
Singing acts like a deep breathing exercise, because without concentrating on it, you breathe out longer than you inhale. Breathing like this helps you to relax and feel better about yourself. It also helps you to be more mindful of the present moment. So singing can also function as a mindfulness exercise.
5. Connection to the right side of your brain
When we speak we use mostly the left side of our brain. For singing we use the right side, which is where the control for our emotions, intuition and creativity lies. Activating our right side can help us feel more connected to our creativity, intuition and see the bigger picture.
Aren’t those some convincing arguments for you to start singing? If you would like to get regular inspiration to start singing more regularly and improve your voice, sign up for my newsletter by sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to connect with you!