Tuesday 16th January

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Hackney Voices Community Choir


Singing is good for you!

Physical Benefits
It can help reduce anger, depression and anxiety
You can become more mentally alert
It releases endorphins
It relieves pain
It creates joyful feeling
Our immune system is given a boost enabling us to fight disease
Singing exercises our lungs, it also tones up our intercostal muscles and our diaphragm
It can improve our sleep
We benefit our hearts and circulation by improving our aerobic capacity and decrease muscle tension
Our facial muscles get toned
Our posture improves
Sinuses and respiratory tubes are opened up
With careful training recent evidence suggests that it can help decrease the problem of snoring
Use of music can help people to regain balance if affected by illness such as Parkinson’s disease

Emotional Benefits
Increase in self esteem and confidence
It increases feelings of wellbeing
It enhances mood
Useful as a stress reducer
It is uplifting spiritually
It can increase positive feelings
Encourages creativity
It can be energising
It evokes emotions
Promotes bonding
Increases understanding and empathy between cultures.
It is healing
Social Benefits

It helps you broaden your social network and make new friends
Brings people together and encourages a sense of community
Offers an opportunity for giving and receiving positive feedback
Gives us a forum for fun & laughter
Provides us with the support of a group
Provides a safe environment for us to try new skills
Helps us feel more integrated within our local community