Healing Effect of Indian Classical Music

Music is a form of art that is said to have no language and has the capability to touch the hearts of a millions. Indian classical music traits back to the Vedic period. It has also been extensively swayed by or harmonized with, Indian folk music and Persian music. Indian classical music is monophonic in temperament and based more or less on a distinct tune, which is played over a set whirr. The recitals are based, musically on particular ragasand to the beat on talas.

Music has recurrently been used as a curative means from the primordial times. It is a sort of yoga method through the means of resonant sounds, which executes the human beings and stimulates and increases their proper functioning to the point of self-realization. This is the ultimate purpose of Hindu Philosophy and religion. Melody is the essential part of Indian Music. The ‘Raga’ is the root of melody and various ‘Ragas’, have been stumbled on to be exceedingly helpful in curing scores of ailments. A palpable use of music is that of a sedative. It can reinstate the use of soporific, or at a minimum trim down the quantity of tranquillizers. Music boosts up the metabolic actions inside the human body. It hastens the respiration, controls the inner oozing; perks up the brawny activities and as such affects the Central Nervous System and Circulatory System of the listener as well as the performers.

Dr. Bhaskar Khandekar is the first Indian to initiate music therapy in India. He has utmost experience in treatment of Patients with Music Therapy and has a huge number of patients who have been profited from Music Therapy Treatment under his supervision staring from Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Insomnia, and other CNS Nervous disorders etc. He is one of the Best Qualified Music Therapist inIndia, as he holds a PhD in Music-Therapy from Indira Kala and Sangeet University of Khairagarh. He is a well known musician and a music therapist and has attended several seminars as Guest faculty both inIndia and overseas. He has developed a number of short term courses for music-therapy and treatment for common use such as music- therapy courses for pregnancy, child development, CNS disorders, anxiety, blood pressure, diabetes etc.

It has been pragmatic that Indian Classical music has been applauded to posses curative power. They fuel the Brain, relieve anxiety and confiscate exhaustion. The outcome of Music Therapy may be instantaneous or dawdling, depending upon number of factors like the subject, his psychological stipulation, environment and the nature of Music selected for having the desired result. Music Therapy basically depends on individual requirements and flavor. The use of Music as therapy is based on scientific and clinical approach and has to be used with immense care and unfathomable study of the nature of ailment. Before using music as Therapy it must be determined which type of music is to be used? The concept of Music Therapy is reliant on accurate cadence and right use of the basic rudiments of music such as, notes or swaras, rhythm, volume, beats and piece of melody. There are innumerable ‘Ragas’ of course with incalculable characteristic idiosyncrasy of their own and hence cannot set up a particular Rag for a particular disease. Different types of Ragas are applied in every single case. Literature of Vocal part of Indian Classical Music is not sufficient for carrying out music therapy. The formula of 3P’s are applied in music therapy. These are:

  • Perfect Time – It includes duration, span, interval and time of playing the music.
  • Perfect Direction – It includes posture and conditions for listening to the music.
  • Perfect Force – It includes Tone, Timber, sound quality and volume of Meditative Music

The contemporary resurgence of music therapy has not yet adequately progressed to signify its full efficacy. Quite a few tribulations instantly call for more research. The present conditions, exceedingly invites the augmentation of the basis of musical research, not only to ensue the ethical and moral rights of the human being, but also to avert the downbeat and disparaging influences which may be due to unawareness of the laws governing the effects of sound and rhythm, of feasible. The Indians would consider it as a blasphemy to profane his magic music, and would further persist that such heterodoxy would annihilate the curative power of the rites. It is palpable that the mental effect of the therapeutic music would be better if the patient understood that the scientific basis of the modus operandi had been systematically established.

The benefits of Music Therapy include:

  • Music influences the lower and higher cerebral centers of the brain.
  • Use of Music as a therapy helps to seek out of an individual’s personal harmony.
  •  Music therapy is a significant means in the healing of both psychological and psychosomatic disorders.
  •  It kindles good vibrations in the nerves of the listeners.
  •  Music fetches a sense of mental well being in individuals.
  • It lends a hand to lucid the debris thought in mind, which directs to have a optimistic mind set.
  •  It improves the attentiveness level in children.
  •  Music improves the competence of planning.
  • Music training facilitates in articulating polished display of sentiments as well as lucidity in cognition.

The modern profound to-do list on individuals and work demands effects the state of mind at earliest and then various organs. The pounding heat is a flimsy means, exceedingly susceptible to emotion maddening conditions. Indian Classical music with its inimitable swara/note formation guarantees tranquil and pleasant wits by revelation and pacify the emotion infuriating situations. Music plays an efficient part in pacifying the purported poignant disparity.

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