RELAXATION – Yoga is a known mind, body and soul treatment that soothes your muscles and elasticize your tendons. Just like music, yoga is an affordable treatment to treat your mind to its favorite retreat. There are 14 types of yoga and all to help center your body and create wholistic results for the rest of your day or week. The development of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, but some researchers think that yoga may be up to 10,000 years old. Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice and development. Along with relaxation you must heal your pallet. A regular practice gets you moving and burns calories, and the spiritual and emotional dimensions of your practice may encourage you to address any eating and weight problems on a deeper level. Yoga may also inspire you to become a more conscious eater.
VIBRATION – Music creates an avenue of emotions that provoke strong feelings that compels you to listen, react, love, worship or be creative. Hip Hop and R&B music provides an array of heavy drum beats, slick drum riffs, and base to feel in your toes. Music listening has been suggested to beneficially impact health via stress-reducing effects. It has been proven that when the body and mind are relaxed, the body’s natural ability to heal itself is greatly enhanced. By listening to deeply relaxing music, you can assist your body to release its healing powers. Studies have shown positive benefits when patients listen to relaxing music before and after surgery and in hospice settings. At its core, music is sound, and sound is rooted in vibration. Led by Lee Bartel, PhD, a music professor at the University of Toronto, several researchers are exploring whether sound vibrations absorbed through the body can help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia and depression.
“There is growing scientific evidence showing that the brain responds to music in very specific ways,” says Lisa Hartling, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta and lead author of the study. “Playing music for kids during painful medical procedures is a simple intervention that can make a big difference.”
LYRICALLY – Yoga has origins from Asian culture and has influence Western civilization so much. Janelle Monae is he first RnB artist to give Yoga a smooth flava and it comes with a dance. Imagine adding an rnb swag to Yoga. Though most instructors utilize tantalizing instrumentals that have you believing you are sailing on the beach or hanging out with your friends. Tribe Called Quest has a song called “Electric Vibrations”. This song has a jazzy texture layered with soft instrumentals as Quest and Phife Dawg lace the track with their lyrics. Musiq Soulchild is another artists that renders soft songs that soothes either your broken heart or help you to continuously remember why you fell in love in the first place.
RnB, Hip Hop and Yoga does have a common ingredient and that is to provide hope that you can be your best self, in the best physical, social-emotional health.
Listent to “Yooga” by Janelle Monáe and Jidenna