If we sang ...

Do you sing in the shower? Do you huddle while doing the dishes? Are you humming in your car? If this is not the case, consider doing it because there are only advantages to push the ditty. Forget the issue of any selection to become an ephemeral star and focus instead on the prospect of doing you lasting good. Singing not only increases the level of your immune defenses by 200%, but also provides immediate muscular relaxation while improving your mood. It is an offer that does not refuse!

we have experienced it more than once: humming our favorite songs brings us joy. Well, there is nothing normal anymore. A study from the University of Missouri, in the United States, has indeed observed the activity of the brain and revealed that when we sing, we stimulate the secretion of endorphin, the hormone of happiness, may also oxytocin, that which reduces stress “singing confirms Corinne Rocca, a soloist converted into an art therapist, is sublimating a sound that is the expression of a sensation”. We focus on the coordination between breathing, text, melody and tempo. And we forget others concerns.

More than any other activity, singing is a factor of social link, says researcher Jacques Launay. This teacher in experimental psychology at the University of Oxford in Great Britain, studied the phenomenon in 2015. He speaks of the “icebreaker effect” of a choir. His work has shown that simply vocalizing together creates proximity between individuals, even if they do not know each other personally or do not communicate directly. The choir also weld. An action confirmed by two British researchers, in partnership with Sing Your Heart Out, a choir from Norfolk County open to people with mental illnesses. They found that the combination of singing and socialization fostered a sense of belonging to a community, which explained the participants’ improved mental health.

“We need peace and the best place to find it is inside of us,” says Ketty Saint-Auret, who teaches sound yoga. This meditation work proposes a spiritual approach to the voice. By chanting mantras, these sound sequences composed of vowels and consonants, one releases one’s emotions, one reaches the depth of one’s soul, one awakes one’s conscience. In Bangalore, India, researchers have decoded the virtues of OM, the primordial mantra that contains the vibrations of the universe. Their study, published in the international Journal Of Yoga in 2011, reveals that its incantation over a period of fifteen seconds inhibits the limbic system, where the emotions that parasitize us, and activates the parasympathetic system, responsible for relaxation and slowing down. functions of the body, to better stimulate the spirit.

There is no question of pretending to sing false to refuse to push the ditty. “Unless a hearing problem is rare enough, it is an erroneous perception related to a psychic or psychological blockage” says Nicolas Gabet. If we block on the sounds, it is by ignorance. Due to tensions that hinder or due to insufficient exposure to rich sounds in our lives. With a vocal coach, we learn to recognize the different vibratory sensations, exercising in highs and lows. A good way to assert your voice … and your personality. Practicing in a choir encourages you to sing just right. The voices of others exert a sound massage that depresses us and puts us in unison.


If there was one good reason to sing, it would be better to anchor and summon our memories. The musical memory activates the two hemispheres of the brain. It surpasses the voice memory. We also use singing to reeducate people alphasic or stutterers.

On a daily basis, most of us tend to block our breathing in the chest, thus promoting tension. Nothing like to find the serenity to vocalize. “We then return with the deep and fetal abdominal breathing, in coherence with the cardiac rhythme” explains Philippe Barraque. The inspiration goes back to the clavicles, oxygenating the whole organism, and even up to the sinus that one feels vibrate when the voice is well placed. This circulation of air massages the respiratory tissues. It would even allow, according to a study conducted by researchers at Royal Hospital devon and Exeter, Britain, to reduce sleep apnea and snoring. Finally, singing would also strengthen our immune system, as evidenced by a German study of the musical institute of the University of Frankfurt, based on samples taken from choristers.

What if pushing the ditty was a physical activity? It is in any case the conviction of Corinne Rocca, Creatice of the discipline “sing it’s sport”, that she initiated at Clun Med Gym. “It mobilizes 300 muscles,” says the voice coach. We do not only ask for the diaphragm, the muscle that is essential for dilating the lungs, but the whole body. The posture requires to straighten his back, to lower the shoulders, to release the neck, to contract the abdominals. And then, we operate all the facial muscles, especially the zygomatic ones. An excellent exercise to preserve youthful features and elasticity of the skin. “Regarding the divas of the operatic scene, she keeps a glowing face for a long time”.

So ready to give voice? try it, love it and live with it for the best!.