According to science this is the world’s most relaxing song which can de-stress you and reduce anxiety
So you’ve heard of the usual relaxation techniques like spa treatments Christchurch, well now there’s a new solution to your stress.
Move over Mozart Nachtmusik and Richard Clayderman, there’s a new piece of music considered the world’s most relaxing song. Scientific studies have found that the melody of this song has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety because of its relaxing, soothing and comforting tune.
Where music is concerned, the choices are always varied among people each having their preferences with respect to the genre and style of music. There are many who would consider Aeromsiths number ‘don’t wanna miss a thing’ as relaxing or even Lincoln Parks ‘In the end’ But most relaxing music today is of the instrumental type.
1 The most relaxing song in the world
Scientists in the UK have found that the song which you can watch at the end of this article can distress you like no other. Even though there are many who prefer listening to their own preferences to relive the burden of stress, this piece in general can relax most music lovers. This is now being considered the most relaxing song in the world.
The song titles ‘weightless’ was composed by a selected team of sound therapists in collaboration with Manchester band Marconi Union. The study involved 40 women who listened to the song during their struggle to finish complicated puzzles designed to induce stress.
2 Participants in the study relaxed more to this song than others
The results of the study were phenomenal. Researchers found that this piece actually helped participants relax more than music by Enya, Coldplay or Mozart. Suitably titled ‘Weightless’, it was found that the song slowed heart rate, reduced blood pressure and lowered levels of cortisol or the stress hormone.
Marconi Union along with Lyz cooper who founded the British Academy of Sound Therapy had composed the song way back in 2011. Said Lyz “”The song makes use of many musical principles that have been shown to individually have a calming effect.”By combining these elements in the way Marconi Union have has created the perfect relaxing song”.
3 Reduces heart rate and blood pressure
Lyz also mentioned that the Rythmn of the song sustains throughout the starting at 60 beats per minutes after which it reduces to 50. Those listening to the song will find that their heart rate too reduces to match the beats of the song.
She also stated that even the songs duration of 8 minutes was important because it takes a listener 5 minutes to reach the process of influence on heart beat called Entertainment. As the heart rate falls, so does blood pressure. The harmonic intervals of the melody were specifically chosen to create a feeling and sensation of euphoria and comfort.
4 Switches the brain off to relax
What’s extremely significant about the song is that there is no predictive or repetitive melody so the brain does not involuntarily keep trying to predict what comes next. It just switches off, relaxes and listens. The absence of random chimes ensures deeper relaxation where the final element of the song is a low whooshing sound that resembles Buddhist chants.
The low tones of the song seek to put the listener in a trance like state. Researchers observed that there was a 65% reduction in stress among volunteers with reduced blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. “Weightless” which is the world’s most relaxing song is regarded as 11 % more distressing as songs considered likewise. Listen to the song below.