Hands down, this is my favorite way to boost brain power!! I have always loved to sing, and my earliest memories of singing date back to kindergarten when I sang in a church choir in Corvallis, Oregon. I have sung in numerous school, church, college, community and professional choirs over the years and have loved every single one of them. There's just nothing like the human voice for making fantastic music. So, day 4 of my 7 days to better brain power with music is, of course, . . .
Singing is good for you! No wonder we like to sing in the shower or in the car with the radio on. It makes us feel good, and may help us live longer.
Here are just a few benefits of singing: improved immune function, deeper breathing (which has a calming effect), improved muscle tone in the intercostals and diaphragm, reduced muscle tension and improved posture. Singing can also clear your sinus cavities, reduce the amount of stress hormones in your bloodstream, and generally help make you healthier and happier! So sing “as if no one is listening” and begin reaping the benefits! Who cares if you don’t sound like Pavarotti? Just sing! Come on, let’s hear it -- La, la, la, la . . .