The Benefits of Singing: 10 Reasons to Start Singing Today
Nothing compares to the feeling you get while singing your favourite song, either solo in the shower or with your friends at a karaoke night. The best part about singing is that you do not need to sound like an angel to sing, people of all ages can learn to sing with the melody. Tempting. Isn’t it? What’s even more tempting is the benefits that singing has.
We are sharing some of the many amazing ways in which singing can benefit you:
#1. Singing is therapeutic and reduces stress
Let us be honest, nobody likes stressing but at the same some people find it challenging to not stress when things go wrong. If you think you are one of those people, we have a solution for you – Sing! Singing has been shown to reduce levels of stress hormones like cortisol in your body. At the same time, singing increases the happy hormones such as oxytocin and endorphins in your body resulting in a feeling of euphoria and pleasure. These hormones are known to reduce stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling happier and uplifted. The next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, do not forget to sing!
#2. Singing is a good workout
Singing is known to increase the flow and oxygen level in your bloodstream. You can increase your lung capacity, reduce the risk of heart diseases, boost your immunity with the help of singing. It is believed that singing using the right techniques may be just as effective for your health as a good workout.
#3. Singing improves your posture
You must be thinking what does body posture have to do with singing? Well, having a good posture is very important while singing. It not only helps you to sound better but also helps you to feel confident. When you sing, you must sit or stand up straight. Take deep breaths and project your voice.
#4. Singing keeps you going
Whether you need the motivation to complete a difficult task or you simply need to wallow in the sadness of heartbreak, there is a song for every moment. Everybody has a favorite song that keeps them going even when they feel like giving up. Singing can help you stay focused and motivated while boosting your performance rate at the same time.
#5. Singing improves your memory and keeps your brain active
Singing is a powerful memory retention tool that is good for your brain overall. Remembering lyrics to all your favourite songs boost the level of acetylcholine, which is linked with memory in your brain. Singing enriches your memory as well as helps you to become a more effective problem-solver.
Learning a song by playing it on loop and singing along can help your brain to function well and also challenge you to learn a song by singing along. So, the next time you want to challenge your brain, why not sing a new song?
#6. Singing helps you to socialize
Signing up for a singing class can be a great way for you to make new friends. Joining a class will help you sharpen your singing voice and at the same time, it will provide you with an opportunity to meet other like-minded people who have similar interests as you. There are a lot of classes available to help you brush your singing skills.
#7. Singing improves your mental health
Singing makes you feel positive and light. Studies have shown that singing is good for your mental and emotional health. Singing as an activity is also recommended by some doctors to improve one’s mental health. It improves social support, gives life to positive emotions, and plays a key role in reducing fatigue.
#8. Singing allows you to spend time with yourself
Whether it is work or something else, it has become a challenging task to find time for yourself. In a busy world where everyone has different commitments, people often find it difficult to take out some quality time for themselves. Singing gives you a much-needed “me-time”. As you set aside time to sing every day, you get time for yourself. Taking out time to do something you enjoy can be beneficial to your mental well-being. It puts you in a good mood and makes you happy and satisfied with life.
#8. Singing increases confidence and self-esteem
A lot of people avoid singing because they feel that they are not good enough or that they cannot sing. This is not true! When people learn to sing, there is an automatic boost in their confidence which they can learn to implement in their daily lives. It is a known fact that when we do something we are good at, we naturally feel good about ourselves. Therefore, singing in the right way can help you build self-esteem.
#10 Singing helps improve speaking abilities
Scientists have found that singing can improve the speaking ability of people with Autism, Parkinson’s disease, aphasia, and stuttering. Singing is known to stimulate multiple areas of the brain all at once.
Online singing classes with Monali Thakur
Are you wondering if it is too late for you to learn singing? We are pleased to let you know that it is never too late!. You can start your singing journey today by signing up for an online singing class by Monali Thakur. In this class, Monali will share some excellent tips and techniques that will help you improve your singing skills. Apart from that, Monali will also share her journey as a singer in Bollywood. Do not let this wonderful opportunity pass by. Check out our website for more information on Monali’s unluclass!