Music is a central part of religious and spiritual practices worldwide.

Music is also a central part of most religions and spiritual practices throughout the world. Various forms of chant exist in Jewish, Orthodox Christian, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim religious ceremonies, among others. Hymnal and worship music is common in much of the Protestant world. Indigenous tribes around the world use music in spiritual celebrations. Music can deepen bonds between people, it can ingrain emotional memories into our minds, and it can bring about a state of calm that aids in prayer and meditation. No wonder it is such a common element of spiritual practice! MUSIC THERAPY Like psychoacoustics, music therapy explores how music affects the brain and body. But unlike psychoacoustics, music therapy focuses on the medical effects of music on humans. Music has been found to alleviate symptoms of many health issues including Parkinson’s



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