Deborah from Chipper Birds, a blog about birds shared that their chirps and tweets can help you relax when you are feeling anxious – and just in general too.
Why is bird music great for relaxation and anxiety?
Bird sounds enforce a human’s innate connection with nature; when birds sing, we know we are safe – when they quiet down, we panic.
This instinctive familiarity with bird songs plays a subconscious role in our stress recovery.
Music therapy has increased in popularity and time, and time again, the impact of music on our well-being has been proven to be nothing other than remarkable.
What Is Bird Music?
The sounds birds make include calls and songs.
The more structured vocalizations are usually songs to attract a mate or defend territory while shorter, less rhythmic sounds are calls used to communicate with each other.
These vocalizations can be listened to alone or accompanied by various musical instruments to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
That being said, not all birds’ sounds may be soothing – the raucous calls of crows or magpies, for example, may have the opposite effect on those who prefer the gentle sounds of thrush or warbler.
What is Sound Therapy?
Sound has been used to heal and calm people for thousands of years.
Himalayan singing bowls used in Asia during prayer and meditation are said to have positive effects on one’s health and well-being.
This is just one example of age-old instruments from all over the world being applied as healing instruments.