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'Weightless' By Marconi Union - Most Relaxing Track Ever

Posted on the 20 October 2011 by Musicaddictguy
Traffic jam. Conflict with co-workers. Financial problems. Conflict with family members. Rude neighbors. There are so many stressful situations in our life which could harmful to our health, but thanks to modern world today, there are many options available to relaxing our mind.
Marconi Union, an experimental jazz band based in Manchester UK, released ‘Weightless’ few days ago. Marconi Union worked with sound therapists on how to make most effective use of harmonies, rhythms and bass lines to induce ultimate relaxation. This work resulted as a music track features guitar, piano and electronic samples of natural sound.
Resent research by Mindlab International – commissioned by Radox Spa firm - concluded that ‘Weightless’ is the most relaxing track ever, even more relaxing than a massage, walk, or a cup of tea. Scientists played this track to 40 women, and found out that this track slowing the heart rate, reducing blood pressure, and repress the cortisone (stress hormone) level. Studies found ‘Weightless’ was 11 per cent more relaxing than any other song and even made many of the women 'drowsy' in the lab. It induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought them to a level 35 per cent lower than their usual resting rates.
Dr David Lewis-Hodgson, from Mindlab International, which conducted the research, said: 'The results clearly show that the track 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. In fact, Weightless was so effective, many women became drowsy and I would advise against driving while listening to the song because it could be dangerous.' 
That’s right – scientists warned us not to listen to this track while driving. You can listen to ‘Weightless’ below, just prepare your pillow before listen to this song. (Note : I was having my afternoon coffee when I listen this song, then I feel sleepy and bit of headache. I’m not sure, maybe every person react differently on this track. You can try meditation while listening to this track for ultimate relaxation experience.)
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