Singing is good for you!

There are many benefits to be gained by singing in a group:

 Physical Benefits:

  • It can help reduce anger and depression and anxiety
  • We can become more mentally alert
  • There is a release of pain relieving and joyful feeling endorphins
  • Our immune system is given a boost enabling us to fight disease
  • Singing exercises our lungs, it also tones up our intercostal muscles and our diaphragm
  • It can improve our sleep
  • We benefit our hearts and circulation by improving our aerobic capacity and decrease muscle tension
  • Our facial muscles get toned
  • Our posture improves
  • Sinuses and respiratory tubes are opened up 
  • With careful training recent evidence suggests that it can help decrease the problem of snoring
  • Use of music can help people to regain balance if affected by illness such as Parkinson’s disease

 Emotional Benefits:

  • Increase in self esteem and confidence
  • It increases feelings of wellbeing
  • It enhances mood
  • Useful as a stress reducer
  • It is uplifting spiritually
  • It can increase positive feelings
  • Encourages creativity
  • It can be energising
  • It evokes emotions
  • Promotes bonding
  • Increases understanding and empathy between cultures.
  • It is healing

  Social Benefits:

  • It helps you broaden your social network and make new friends
  • Brings people together and encourages a sense of community
  • Offers an opportunity for giving and receiving positive feedback
  • Gives us a forum for fun & laughter
  • Provides us with the support of a group
  • Provides a safe environment for us to try new skills
  • Helps us feel more integrated within our local community