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Three Ways to Release Endorphins

Posted on: March 20, 2013

More on music and how it relates to release of endorphins.

Another article lists ten ways to “release endorphins.”  Three of these relate specifically to attending an event such as our Bach and Sons multi-media and organ experiences:

Use your senses – our experiences engage not only the aural sense of the audience member but also the visual sense as well.  The glorious music played by the organist and intriguing stories told by the narrator are brought to life by the constantly changing visuals projected on cinematic-sized screen.  Engaging the aural and visual senses serves to release endorphins in those captivated by the experience.

Include more music in your life – each of our organ and media shows presents the listener with a smorgasbord of music from the sublime and contemplative to the joyous and upbeat, from the simple melody to the most complex counterpoint thus enhancing endorphin production in those reveling in the music.

Socialize. When you simply interact with other humans, your body will release endorphins. This is why healthy social interactions are essential for a person’s health and well-being.  Attending our organ and media experiences provides opportunities for those healthy social interactions: opportunities to interact with other music-lovers; to share stories with other organists; to ask questions; to invite interaction among music-lovers of all levels, all of which release endorphins.[3]

So, why all the interest in endorphins and recognizing ways to enhance endorphin production through music?  The effect of endorphins is as an analgesic in the body to numb or dull pains, to promote feelings of well-being, and to increase relaxation.  Here’s to the power of music.

[3] How to Release Endorphins | Scott Douglas. How.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2063616_release-endorphins.html#ixzz2NG1TomTp

 

 

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