“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” -Plato
Dr. Mike Miller, a research cardiologist at the University of Maryland, has been studying the effects of happiness — or things that make people happy — on our hearts. He began his research with laughter, and found watching funny movies and laughing at them could actually open up blood vessels, allowing blood to circulate more freely. Miller thought, if laughter can do that, why not music? So, he tested the effects of music on the cardiovascular system. “Turns out music may be one of the best de-stressors — either by playing or even listening to music,” said Miller. Here is a video that summarizes his findings, courtesy of CNN:
Music is a central element in the Circle + Bloom experience. After sampling a dozen of artists, we chose to work with London-based Chris Mullett, Composer and Producer for Siliencio Music. Speaking of his music, Chris says “I have always been intrigued by the therapeutic power of music which can heal the body and soul in wonderfully subtle ways.” Chris’s music is extremely soothing, melodic and based on slow repetitive rhythms – around 60 – 80 beats per minute. The flowing ambient music is based on extensive research into the beneficial effects of music, and the wide ranging influence of healing music from many different genres and cultures. The compositions combine acoustic instruments, the voice, digital samples and atmospheric recordings to create music which emanates peace, tranquility and harmony.