::::Physical Activity and Sound Healing::::
Lets bring in the Sound Healing element in today!
You have probably noticed the type of music you like to listen to while working out. It can pump you up, distract the mind chatter, and keep you going longer!
But have you thought about how certain types of music may help you in recovery from a work out?
As our bodies perform strenuous exercise, we begin to breathe faster as an attempt to move more oxygen to our working muscles. When the body has plenty of oxygen, pyruvate is shuttled to an aerobic pathway to be further broken down for more energy. But when oxygen is limited, the body temporarily converts pyruvate into a substance called lactate, which allows glucose breakdown (and energy production) to continue.
A side effect of high lactate levels is an increase in the acidity of the muscle cells. The same metabolic pathways that permit the breakdown of glucose to energy perform poorly in this acidic environment. I know, this seems a little counterproductive that a working muscle would produce something that would slow its capacity for more work. The reality is that this is a natural defense mechanism for the body that prevents permanent damage during extreme exertion by slowing the key systems needed to maintain muscle contraction.
Once the body slows down, oxygen becomes available and lactate reverts back to pyruvate, allowing continued aerobic metabolism and energy for the body’s recovery from the strenuous workout.
Our bodies are pretty incredible! Although lactate is being produced to help the body, its side affects are usually tight, sore muscles.
During a Sound Healing Session, whether a live or recorded, our breathing and heartbeat slows down, our blood pressure lowers, and our muscles start relaxing. The amount of lactic acid in the blood decreases and skin resistance increases. Our oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide decreases within a mere few minutes. The state of stress on your body decreases 4 times quicker while experiencing a sound bath than in a normal state of rest. And lastly, blood circulation increases allowing more oxygen to your muscle, in turn helping to ease out or prevent lactate production.
SO! After your next work out, give yourself a little bit of time afterwards to listen to that sound healing track I gave you a link for. I cant wait to hear your stories of the difference it is making!
Create a new playlist to listen to at your next workout!