All You Need is La
The lovely Rebecca Cavalt recently wrote a two-part feature for WellBeing about how music can help to heal our bodies as well as the planet.
“Recent discoveries show that the whole universe is alive with melody. In 2003, NASA studied the Perseus Cluster black hole and found it has murmured a B-flat for the past 2.5 billion years. In 2006, Professor Adam Burrows of the University of Arizona found that stars sing a “death knell” in middle C before they explode as supernovae. Even Earth has its own song. In 2008, Discovery News reported on a subtle and mysterious global hum detected by seismologists. If you’re curious, you can download the MP3 from the internet. Earth’s hum is deep and rhythmic, like the sound of heavy drums or the didgeridoo. It seems to work its way into the pit of the stomach. The feeling that comes with listening to it is grounding — the sound promotes a sense of connection to the body. It’s the kind of music you could imagine listening to while meditating.”