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
my muscles stopped functioning
I was so relieved this wasn’t a trick. Very soothing.
THIS IS IT, GUYS. This is the song I listen to when I’m feel a panic attack coming on or can’t sleep because of my anxiety. It has helped me more times than I can say.
There’s no decent way to start this. I missed being off of tumblr for so long. That’s somewhat of a lie though. I’ve still been liking posts in my absence, but not reblogging.
I’m not really sure if being off of tumblr helped me as much as I thought as it was going to originally. I thought tumblr was the ultimate distraction. Truthfully, I just seeked other, similar outlets to fuel my addictions.
When I read my “final” post before the hiatus again, I think I sounded so childish. It’s almost cringeworthy. That’s a part of growing up though. We’re never the same as we were yesterday. Especially with over a year now passing.
My time gone has been interesting, to say the least. Overall, I wasn’t fond of 2013. I lost two loved ones, and lost my home. It wasn’t all bad though. I was living in Toronto, and attending college. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to post-pone my studies for now, and that means leaving this big city too. I’ll be back someday though.
I also was finally able to go on a few dates. It was exciting. I’m still friends with one of them, and speak with them on a regular basis. Although I feel like I blew my chance of having any future with them.
Anyways, I’m back now. If you stuck with me this whole time, I highly appreciate it. Thanks for your patience. ^__^
Hey everybody. Not like people care, but I’ll be taking a tumblr hiatus.
Some of you are probably wondering why? Telling me things like: “tumblr is this wonderful fairy-land filled with gay porn and candy”. Tumblr IS essentially filled with gay porn and candy, and that’s lovely and all. It definitely is tons of fun to reblog all that kind of stuff, but my reality has caught up with me. And it has overpowered these fantastic distractions. The amazing things on here used to be a factor of my happiness, it just doesn’t seem to do the trick right now.
I’m basically just trying to say that I’ve hit a pretty low point. My life is not where I want it to be right now. I had a fairly different outlook of where I would be at nineteen years of age. I just feel like I’m not contributing anything helpful to society. I also feel like I’m letting opportunities and moments in life slip by. Like, my life has become so artificial being on the computer all the time. I’ve been eating poorly, going to bed way too late. I’ve abandoned hobbies I used to love to do like drawing, photography, swimming, etc.
So, I’ll try to use this time away to work on myself. Things that I’ve held off for too long. Even stupid things like lying outside and staring up at the sky. I wanna try new things too.
I’m also not sure how long I want to have this hiatus for, but I’ll probably do it until my life starts to make sense again.
This isn’t goodbye, followers, it’s until we meet again.
P.S. My ask box will stay open. So if you do have any questions, feel free to ask. I just obviously won’t reply for a long time.
If I was a student at Hogwarts I’d use Howlers to send nice messages to people.
So you’d be sitting there in the Great Hall eating breakfast when an owl drops a Howler in front of you. You, and everyone else on your table, just stares at it as it trembles, explodes open, shrieks I WANT TO TOUCH YOUR SWEET BUTT and then dissolves into flames.
First, go grab some headphones. The best ones you’ve got. If the best ones you’ve got are these suckers (or something similar), you should really go buy new ones, but use the best you’ve got for right now.
Take a break from whatever you’re doing for 2 minutes and listen, but just listen to the whole thing, even if you have to multi-task.
Headphones on? Ok. Good.
Now, press play.
“Upular (3D Audio Version)” - Pogo
Guys. Guys. You should really listen to this as instructed, guys.
It is worth it.
pogo is great and this is good
HOLY SHIT this music is moving around my head i can hear it in different spots in my head
i feel like im getting a brain damage from this but its cool
My brain = hella fucked.
omg it’s moving around in my head what the fuck
That was freaking amazing. I showed it to all my family, you should of seen their faces as they listened to it.
Mind fuck much…
This literally fucked with my brain so much I had my eyes closed and I kept involuntarily jumping because it felt like the singing was going through me and I can’t even explain it