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In my last blog, I shared a way you can use music to give you stress relief in minutes with a choice of music to slow down your heartbeat, reduce your blood pressure and dissipate stress hormones in your body.

Today, I would like to share another way to do the same thing. Use the natural voice of your body to lower blood pressure, slow down your heart and create relaxation, dissipating symptoms of stress.

What do I mean by the natural voice of the body. It’s actually something you do all the time. Without thinking about it. It’s a sound that just comes from your body’s voice naturally.

PuppyThink of the last time you said something like:

  • Ahhhh, what a cute puppy.
  • Ahhhh, that feels good.
  • Ooooo,  – how interesting.
  • Ooooo, I like that.
  • Uhh, that’s heavy.

Can you imagine how much more it would hurt when you stubbed your toe if you didn’t say ouch?

Moans and groans are other sounds that come from your body instinctively.

All of these natural sounds of the body actually stimulate the brain to release neurochemicals and endorphins that help the body heal itself or manage pain.

Here is an exercise as easy as breathing that feeds your heart and entire body. It’s a sigh! A sigh is one of your body’s natural ways of handling stress. But if you vocalize the sigh sliding your voice from a higher sound to a lower sound, you expand the release of endorphins than helps your body manage symptoms of stress.

  1. Take a deep breath. Feel this inhale right to the bottom of your lungs.
  2. Release the breath with a big long, slow sigh.
  3. AhhhDo this 2 more times.
  4. This time, take another deep breath and say “ahhh” as you sigh a long, slow sigh. Like “ahhh, that feels good!” Ahhh is a heart sound.
  5. Do this 2 more times.
  6. Check in again. And notice the difference in how you feel!

About Sharon Carne:

Sharon Carne, BMus, M.F.A.Sharon Carne, BMus, M.F.A. is an author, speaker, musician, recording artist, sound healer, Reiki master and consultant. Sharon is the founder of Sound Wellness, whose programs are at the forefront of education in how sound and music can be easily applied to your everyday life – to reduce stress, help you concentrate, energize you, inspire you, support your health and so much more.

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