Your melatonin should be thrown out. Get rid of that chamomile tea. I’m going to show you how to relax.
Marconi Union teamed up with sound therapists in order to create the most relaxing song on earth. It’s so soothing that it can calm your nerves, stress specialists have warned you not to listen to it while driving. Seriously. Don’t do it.
To listen to the rest of the story, press play on this video. It will make you feel like “Where are I?” You’ll be like “Where am I?” You don’t need to see unless you are partial to drones flying around in circles.
The band dialed the song at 60 BPM to induce the effects of 18 gallons of chamomile tee. This is said to slow down your heart rate and sync it with your alpha brainwaves.
Binaural beats, which have been increasing in popularity due to their psychological benefits of calming and concentration, are also becoming more popular. This is based on the increasing data regarding bilateral stimulation using therapies like EMDR.
The Most Relaxing Song They Ever Made
Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, explains:
Your heart rate will gradually increase to match the beat as you listen. Because this process is called entrainment and takes approximately five minutes to complete, it is important that the song be eight minutes long. A fall in heart beat also causes a drop in blood pressure.
Slower heart beats signal relaxation in the brain and body. You have to give in to the music and allow yourself to be absorbed by it. It’s not enough to play it as background music.
The harmonic intervals, or gaps between notes, have been selected to give you a sense of comfort and euphoria. There is no repetition of melody which allows your brain’s to switch off completely because it is not trying to predict what the next note will be.
It would seem that repeating the same melody would relax your brain and do the opposite. It turned out that I was wrong. Perhaps you drift off into a trance when your brain stops working, because the melodies aren’t always catchy or spectacular.
Random chimes are used instead, which help to induce deeper relaxation. The last element is the low, whooshing sounds or hums that resemble buddhist mantras. These low tones can stimulate, but they can also put you into a trance-like condition.
It’s difficult to resist the temptation. But if you can imagine yourself in a spa, like the one above, or in a beautiful park, it’s easy to see how you feel. I hope you have a cushion.
Top 10 Relaxing Songs
Radox Spa commissioned the experiment and compiled a list of 10 top calming songs. These are the top 10 most relaxing songs ever. They are listed in alphabetical order, from most tranquilizing to least seizing. It’s funny because even number 10 makes it seem like I want to go on a power nap.
- Marconi Union – Weightless
- Airstream – Electra
- DJ Shah – Melomaniac (Chillout Mix)
- Enya – Watermark
- Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
- Barcelona – Please Do Not Go
- All Saints – Pure Shores
- Adele – Someone Like You
- Mozart – Canzonetta Sull’aria
- Cafe Del Mar – We Can Fly
They actually worked out which songs were in the top 9, and then created the most relaxing piece of music ever to be on the list. Marconi Union created an entire album around this song.
If you like it, they have many other albums in this genre. This music is great for background music, whether you are working, riding in an elevator or waiting at the dentist. It can also be used to meditate. It is not recommended for operating heavy machinery or driving.
Other news: Sales of valerian root have dropped to an all-time low. Insomniacs are flooding the shops looking for Marconi Union CDs. They report a rise in sleep and a decrease in anxiety.