Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
THIS IS SO COOL
The Hobbit| That’s What Bilbo Baggins Hates!
(Bilbo: Can you not do that? You’ll blunt them!)
(Bofur: Oooh~! Do you hear that, lads? He says we’ll blunt the knives~!)
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates -
Cut the cloth and tread the fat!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Splash the wine on every door!
Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
(So, carefully! Carefully with the plates!)
Please don’t delete or compromise this text, or the post loses its purpose! Thank you :3
Disney Songs in their “Home” Language (click to listen)
“Singing, song of all songs, that says again and again I’m yours.”
“Even if your heart is lost, you have to believe anyway, the dream of a life is love.”
“I know what happens, you hold me in your arms.”
“Hoping for the sweet moment where your questions are answered.”
“I want to live another life !”
“Leave your heart to me, and it will see an amazing world.”
“He’s sweet, the god of my heart.”
“Everyone take up arms together, let the Huns despair!”
“Flower, bright and beautiful, do not leave me alone.”
Joanna Newsom - Bridges and Balloons
* I never know how I feel about Joanna Newsom’s voice, but I do know that I love this song :3
I started out clicking strategically… and by the end was just wildly clicking and dancing in my chair.
CLICK THE SQUARES.
THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS.
THIS THIS THIS THIS!
Just… going to play for this for a couple more hours or so @_@
Yay! Totally sitting here dancing in my chair! :D
…I’ll just be over here, completely fucking mesmerized.
I was hoping this would make rounds again! I never reblogged it before and haven’t been able to find it since.
YES I FOUND IT AGAIN
This is way too much fun, seriously. I could waste hours doing this.
Always reblog. <3
Rainy Day from Animal Crossing
Creep [Cover] - Ingrid Michaelson
I love Radiohead and I love Ingrid Michaelson and hearing her singing this song made me happier than you could ever believe.
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THIS JHSKFKAHS I NEED IT
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
GET ON MY BLOG.
If there isn’t a hilariously sexy Gmod video of this soon I will be disappointed in everyone.
GET ON MY FUCKING BLOG
need this on my blog again
aaaaaaa hahahaha YES
i need this every day