Group singing costs less than therapy, better for you than drinking, and more fun than working out.
There are many benefits from singing: physically, emotionally and socially.
Physical Benefits of Singing
1. Singing exercises our lungs. It tones up our intercostal muscles and our diaphragm.
2. Singing can improve our sleep.
3. Singing benefits our hearts and circulation by improving our aerobic capacity and decreases muscle tension.
4. Singing tones our facial muscles.
5. Singing improves posture.
6. Singing helps improve mental alertness.
7. Singing opens sinuses and respiratory tubes.
8. Singing releases pain relieving endorphins.
9. Singing gives the immune system a boost enabling us to fight disease.
10. Singing can help reduce anger and depression and anxiety
Emotional Benefits of Singing
1. Singing increases self esteem and confidence
2. Singing increases feelings of wellbeing
3. Singing enhances mood
4. Singing is a stress reducer
5. Singing is uplifting spiritually
6. Singing can increase positive feelings
7. Singing encourages creativity
8. Singing can be energizing
9. Singing evokes emotions
10. Singing promotes bonding
11. Singing increases understanding and empathy between cultures.
12. Singing is healing
1. Singing enables you to meet more people
2. Singing a forum for sharing
3. Singing brings people together and encourages a sense of community
4. Singing offers opportunity for giving and receiving positive feedback
5. Singing brings people together. Give it a try!
Life-Affirming Benefits of Singing – Vocalizing Promotes Well Being
By Patty Mills
“Singing fortifies health, widens culture, refines the intelligence, enriches the imagination, makes for happiness and endows life with an added zest.” * If you sing in the shower or sing along with the radio, consider taking this raw vocal skill to new heights. Music – the “universal language” not only stirs our deepest emotions, but active participation can increase energy and vigor to see us through even the most stress-filled life commitments. Good vocal technique goes beyond the basics to include both physical and vocal warm-ups, proper nutrition, adequate rest and emotional commitment. An experienced vocal teacher will explore all aspects of posture, abdominal and chest development, tone production and breath control. What health club can promise these benefits?
- Singing increases poise, self-esteem and presentation skills.
- Singing strengthens concentration and memory.
- Singing develops the lungs and promotes superior posture.
- Singing broadens expressive communication.
- Singing adds a rich, more pleasant quality to speech.
- Singing animates the body, mind and spirit.
- Singing enables the performer to delve into characterization/acting.
- Singing stimulates insight into prose and poetry and piques interests in the inner meaning of words.
- Singing enriches one’s ability to appreciate the art of great singers.
- Singing is an ageless enjoyment – you are never too young or too old.
- Singing is therapeutic both emotionally and physically.