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Drumming therapy to reduce stress, restore vitality and create a productive atmosphere
Drumming as meditation
Simply drum it away
Drumming has been used by ancient civilization as a fresh call, a sign or as an accompaniment to other music instruments.
A fitting friend to be relied upon on usually boring days!
Yes drums and drumming set us ready to another plane of self-realisation. A much more complex and interesting place of noise and dance.
Drums can charge you like energy refilling empty batteries.
If you are in a balanced state of mind do try drumming away your doubts.
If you are tensed then try drumming to come back to the balanced sate.
The idea to me here is not to reach a comfort level but to find the natural rhythm of the mind and body back through dances and drumming.
A zone where creativity is allowed to flourish.
The rise of drumming circles as a cure
Existing research is now attesting the healing effects of ancient rhythmic procedures like drumming. Fresh research evaluations direct that drumming enhances the immune system, hastens physical healing and induces moods of great health. It releases any trauma that was inside the mind and brings the vitality back.
A Type of music therapy
This activity is seen as a type of music therapy to not just create entertainment but also to bring in mood enhancers.
A collective social activity too!
Shifting the focus to a constructive zone
Drumming gives us an opportunity to vent our anger or other tense feelings instead of throwing it on someone.
Thus it indirectly induces clarity in thoughts and prevents fights.
A famous drum circle with Tim PierceClick thumbnail to view full-size
Castle Craig Drum Circle
Siesta Key Drum Circle
Conclusions and research
Decreases anxiety, stress and tension
Drumming encourages profound relaxation, drops blood pressure, and diminishes stress. According to the present medical studies, stress induces nearly all diseases. It is a major cause of life-threatening disorders such as heart attacks, immune system failures and strokes.
A 2003 research established that an activity of group drumming helped diminish stress. It also increased the employee turnover in the long-term care industry and therefore definitely should help similar high-stress professions as well.
Another cutting-edge 2005 project confirmed that group drumming diminishes stress and even reverses genetic switches that turn on the stress reaction thought responsible in the progress of common diseases.