While we have tried and experimented with different ways to tackle stress, scientists have now made it a little easier by naming one song as the most relaxing song in the world.
An Inc.com report puts Weightless by Marconi Union at the top of the list which was compiled by research group Mindlab International. The report highlights that Weightless can help induce about 65% reduction in anxiety levels and a 35% reduction in usual physiological resting rates.
According to Dr David Lewis-Hodgson from Mindlab International, “Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The song contains a sustaining rhythm which starts at 60 beats per minute and slows down to 50 beats per minute. When someone listens the song, their heartbeat tries to match the beat of the song and slows down with it. Also, the length of the song at about 5 minutes with no repeating melody, allows the brain to switch off as well, as it doesn’t have to do the usual work of predicting what’s coming next.
Here are the top 10 Most Relaxing Songs:
10) We Can Fly – Cafe Del Mar
9) Canzonetta Sull’aria – Mozart
8) Someone Like You – Adele
7) Pure Shore – All Saints
6) Please Don’t Go – Barcelona
5) Strawberry Swing – Coldplay
4) Watermark – Enya
3) Mellomaniac – DJ Shah
2) Electra – Airstream
1) Weightless – Marconi Union
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