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HEALING HERBS: Sing way to better health


Annette Maynard-Watson

HEALING HERBS: Sing way to better health

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My husband and son detest when I sing my favourite songs in the shower. I strongly believe that I have an excellent voice but they seem to have a very different opinion.
My son even went as far as recording me singing to prove his point.
However, when I heard the recording he was shocked at my reaction. I played it over and over and sang along with myself. I think he tricked himself. I guess eventually they will get more accustomed to my harmonious voice.
This week the focus is on silent doctor singing and its health benefits.
How many of you readers of this column started singing and others spoke negative of it so you stopped? If you are guilty you must forgive yourself for believing them.
Singing is one of the best gifts or healing tools given to us by the Creator.
In fact, many people go to church, parties, concerts and other musical shows to hear others sing or to sing.
Personally during a church service, singing fills my spirit. Additionally, although some people make lots of money from singing, singing is a natural phenomenon and a personal healer.
We must always realize that singing is so supernatural that it is difficult for anyone to steal it or write a prescription for it.
On the website http://www.hitchedmag.com/article.php?id=857 the following are advanced as some of the health benefits of singing. Singing can:
• Reduce stress and improve mood
• Lower blood pressure
• Boost the immune system
• Improve breathing
• Reduce perceived pain
• Improve a sense of rhythm
• Promote learning in children
• Forge comforting memorie
• Promote communal bonding
 • Provide comfort
• Motivate and empower.
On the relationship side, how many men or women sing for their spouses? This type of singing is like receiving an expensive gift because the voice normally lingers in the subconscious mind.
I know because when my husband surprises me by singing a love song, after that rendition the rest is history.
Finally, I implore you to sing to yourself when you need healing. Your own singing is a natural medicine. When you sing appreciate your voice. Appreciating your own voice is part of loving yourself.
Additionally, you can use ginger, cinnamon, lemon, thyme, sage and soursop tea to keep your respiratory system in check.
Psalm 95:1 reminds us to “Come, let us sing to the Creator; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”  
Last week’s article implored us to laugh, this week let us sing our way to even better health.
• Annette Maynard-Watson is a teacher and herbal educator.
• DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific health claims for any products. Any attempt to diagnose and treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care professional.

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