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Play Guitar to Eliminate Stress and Improve Your Health

August 16th, 2018 by Jeff Vivrette

Yes, you heard me right. Playing guitar is one of the best ways to eliminate stress. Studies have shown that “mindfulness” is one of the most effective tools to help eliminate stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is essentially “being in the moment” – Focusing on what is happening at this very moment in time.

When you’re “in the moment” you’re not thinking about yesterday’s issues or the problems that you know await you tomorrow – which is a primary cause of stress, anxiety, panic disorders, depression and all the physical health problems that are associated with these issues.

Being in the moment doesn’t mean that you are choosing to ignore your problems or responsibilities. Being in the moment provides your mind (and body) with the break it needs to stop worrying and being stuck in a loop of constant thought.

It is a form of meditation.

Mindfulness, even for just brief periods of time during the day, can have a significant, positive impact on your overall mental and physical health. Many times, it can be just the thing you need to stop the cycle of thoughts that are causing you to be overly stressed, anxious and even depressed.

When we play guitar, we get lost in the moment and our minds focus on what is occurring at that very moment. This break in the continual loop of thought playing in our heads is therapeutic and has been proven to be beneficial to our mental and physical health.

If it’s 5 minutes or 60 minutes – it’s beneficial.

The good news is, whether you are a total beginner or someone who has been playing for 30 years, you can experience mindfulness from playing and practicing guitar immediately.

If you live in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Belleville, area and you would like to feel less stressed, less anxious, less depressed and more healthy mentally and physically….. contact me today to schedule an introductory lesson. Mention this article and receive your first lesson for free.
Here’s to better health!