May 16, 2018
Singing in choirs or with anyone else but in tune, according to the BBC News, synchronises our heartbeats. When we do that we experience a deep level of happiness, joy and calm. It gives you the opportunity to stop worrying briefly. So find someone to sing or hum with to increase your happiness.
In this video with Thabo, the beautiful singer who offered to carry my suitcase at the train station, we hum together and form a very deep connection. The reason for the connection is that the shared tonal range synchronises the heartbeat. Don't be embarrassed to try this. Thabo is from Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe belief is that if you can talk you can sing so singing and connecting on this level is normal.
According to Dr Vickhoff, "When you exhale you activate the vagus nerve, we think, that goes from the brain stem to the heart. And when that is activated the heart beats slower." Watch the video and hum along, see if your heartbeat slows. You will still be able to connect.
Have fun with this.
Research is being done to see if it has a significant effect on blood pressure. Personally, the main effect I see is that you connect in a deeper, more vulnerable place with another human and that builds trust.
Are you at a turning point in your life? Do you want more from life, both your personal and work, but not sure how to change it? Then you may be interested in my second six-week Seeing Happiness Course I am running at the new library, starting on the 18th of September at 6.15pm.
I hope you receive a lot of inspiration and wisdom from the Walk And A Talk Series and maybe I will see you in Halifax.
May you journey each day with love and happiness in your heart.
Your friend and mentor
# Janet Jones is the author of Award Winning book Happiness Millionaire: Positive Images for a R.I.C.H and Powerful Life
# Winner of the Women Inspiring Women Award 2013, Speaker/Trainer category