Everybody has a voice and everybody can sing.

It’s a brilliant way of just giving yourself some time.The good news is, it doesn’t matter whether you think you can sing in tune or not: the health benefits will still be the same.

The use of the voice can bring about catharsis, a cleansing from the expression of emotion, which is why we feel better after singing certain songs.

I get goosebumps every time I hear Ave Maria.

All of this occurs even if we are not conscious of what we are singing, but when we connect with an intention, the power of the voice and music together are powerful tools in creation.

You are not left out even if you are not a singer by nature or talent.

Celebrating life with a song is your birthright. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a nice voice. Chanting or humming, singing solo or with others, your voice is yours to enjoy. Whether you sing along to the radio or use vocalization as part of your meditation time, singing and harmonizing are healing activities that bring your body’s vibrations into alignment with the universe.

Singing makes you feel better.

Once the vibration begins, it is sustained with each note, moving throughout your body and the space around you. This can help you harmonize your frequency with the world and the divine. There’s increasing evidence that singing releases endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine – the ‘happy’ chemicals that boost your mood and make you feel good about yourself. Scientists believe that’s one of the reasons why people report being on a high during choir sessions and continuing to feel positive, uplifted, and motivated afterward.

Singing helps you beat stress and relax.

The way singing requires you to breathe makes you do that, increasing your lung capacity and engaging the muscles around the ribcage. Singing can help with pain relief.

Singing can increase mental awareness.

Can you remember something that happened in April 1971? I can’t remember anything until I hear the song,  Joy To The World, by Three Dog Night, I will break out in song, and I know EVERY WORD!

Singing can help improve mental alertness, memory, and concentration by focusing on multiple things simultaneously, engaging many brain areas.

Singing allows you to express your emotions.

Simply tune out the rest of the world and enjoy the physical sensation of breathing in and creating a note with your body.

Exploring the relationship between engaging with music and its positive effects on health and happiness works!

Don’t believe me? Try it; you know this song…

Lyrics To Sweet Caroling – songwriter Neil Diamond

Where it began
I can’t begin to knowin’
But then I know it’s growin’ strong

Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who’d have believed you’d come along

Hands, touchin’ hands
Reachin’ out, touchin’ me, touchin’ you

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would
But now I…

…look at the night
And it don’t seem so lonely
We fill it up with only two

And when I hurt
Hurtin’ runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holdin’ you?

Warm, touchin’ warm
Reachin’ out, touchin’ me, touchin’ you

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would
Oh, no, no

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Sweet Caroline
I believed they never could

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good

You see, it works! I bet you feel great right now!

(Universal Music Group owns the right to this song)