Sing Out—It’s Good for your Health!

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Sing in the shower!
Sing in the car!
Sing here, there, and everywhere!

When I am singing a vibrant or inspirational song, I feel awesome, grounded and connected to my soul. When I feel connected to my soul I am able to make decisions more easily, I am happy and “I feel good.”


According to ‘All Together Now’, the following are some of the reasons singing is good for your health.

• strengthens the immune system
• reduces heart rate and blood pressure
• reduces stress
• improves posture
• increases lung capacity
• tones diaphragm, abdominal and intercostal muscles
• helps build concentration, memory, and listening skills
• builds self-esteem and confidence
• act as an anti-depressant

So, if you want to sing out—Sing Out—and know you are doing something good for your body, mind and soul:

“The Shipibo (shamanic oriented people) believe that if one does not sing, even poorly, then one is prone to depression and fearfulness. They say we must sing every day without fail, and this will keep us healthy, happy, and protected from harm.” Excerpt from Awakening to the Spirit World by Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wesselman


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About Maureen Miller

Maureen is a yoga teacher, life/health coach and an aspiring writer. She teaches yoga and leads a yoga teacher training/develop your yoga practice program for students who want to learn more about integrating the body, mind and spirit. Maureen believes when we find balance in all areas of our lives, we live in alignment with our core values and we can live a life filled with intention and purpose.  As a yoga teacher and life/health coach, it is her intention to be with students/coaches on their journey as they investigate decisions that brought them to where they are today, examine options toward change and make choices to break through current challenges.  You can find Maureen on Facebook, Twitter and at her website: Living Life, Making Choices.


11 Responses to “Sing Out—It’s Good for your Health!”

  1. Mamaste says:

    Love this, and often sign (and so out of tune, I might add) to Bruce's Thunder Road as I am thundering down life's highway. Thanks Maureen, I knew I was doing something good for my soul. xoxo Mamayte

  2. Maureen Miller says:

    Thanks Mamayte,
    I almost chose a BRUCE song for the You Tube video because I'm a fan from way back. Thunder Road is one of my favorites. The Darkness on the Edge of Town and Born to Run era are my favs….

  3. ValCarruthers says:


    Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Spirituality Homepage.

    Valerie Carruthers
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  4. Thanks Val and Bob! Appreciate the support…. seems like folks are enjoying the post… I think most everyone can relate to belting out a song that means something to them. 🙂

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Maureen. Loved this post. My all time favorite to tune to belt out in my car for my own private concert is Living on a Prayer from Bon Jovi. Whoo Hoo! Rock on!

    • Maureen Miller says:

      Hi Karen – I just watched Jon Bon Jovi on OWN – Master Class. He's as handsome as ever. I love 'It's my Life'…. I saw him on tour that year – what an entertainer.
      Thanks for commenting and letting me know you enjoyed the post.

  6. jill says:

    It has always been there. Beyond? there is no beyond. I have always felt it: the most joy! the best! despite it all.

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