Saturday, November 3, 2012

Music video round-up for 1st wk of Nov--Musical Prescriptions


Some day in the near or distant future, we will visit music doctors who prescribe a particular music or composer for whatever ails us.  I don't know about you, but I don't feel like waiting.  So here are music prescriptions for basic dis-ease situations we all face.  As usual, I will include 5 music videos here.  Listen to at your own discretion and see a doctor when faced with a serious health concern.

1. Stress Relief:

Claude Debussy, "Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun" The descending passages will help you relax deeply and the ascending lines will uplift your mood.

Drink a cup of chamomile or passion flower tea and also drink in this gorgeous music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol4bSKpvpoc

2. Repressed Anger/Powerlessness/Helplessness:

Beethoven's entire Fifth Symphony--this symphony starts out with fate knocking on the door and the release of repressed anger.  The last movement ends in triumph or victory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOk8Tm815lE


3. Boost Immunity:

Third movement of Italian Impressionist Ottorino Respighi's The Fountains of Rome.  Dr. Masaru Emoto recommends this movement for boosting immunity.  So do I.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCpFSZJvu6I


4. Release of Excess Energy: Belly dancing or Arabic Drums (substitute west African drums).  The point is to actually dance to the drums for 10 to 20 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIUlh8qweAc


5. Mood-Lifter: The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun or Stevie Wonder's You are My Sunshine

If these tunes don't lift your mood, then something heavier is going on such as grief, serious depression etc...See a health practitioner in this case or for the grief, join a support group.  Definitely keep music as part of your healing tool kit.

Stevie Wonder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWst-r26whI

The Beatles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6tV11acSRk&feature=related



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