Singing Changes Your Brain
When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony. So it’s not surprising that group singing is on the rise. As the popularity of group singing grows, science has been hard at work trying to explain why it has such a calming yet energizing effect on people. The elation may come from endorphins, a hormone released by singing, which is associated with feelings of pleasure. The benefits of singing regularly seem to be cumulative. It turns out you don’t even have to be a good singer to reap the rewards.