Ayurveda Healing Music Therapy – How Music Soothes the Savage Beast


Ayurveda healing music is an age–old part of Ayurveda, the 5000 year holistic natural healing medical system, which is the primary medical system of India. Healing music therapy promotes the balance of health, happiness, and beauty.

You might be asking,”how does music relate to Ayurvedic therapy?” In Ayurvedic medicine it is believed that music can stimulate the pituitary gland which is a gland in the brain. This gland is about the size of a pea and secretes hormones and regulates homeostasis in the human body.

The mode of Indian music which Ayurvedic medicine uses to make melodies is called Raga . The tones are sharper and flatter than in Western scales. The raga is defined as “that which colors the mind” and there is a spiritual connection that our Western scales do not have. Ragas are believed to fight aging, pain, insomnia, schizophrenia and epilepsy. It can even cure a headache, tension and abdominal pain. Ayurvedic music therapy is a proven method of controlling our blood pressure, and the function of the liver.

Modern western science and medicine are discovering that music actually can have healing powers. Music therapy can treat a person with special needs in physical and mental health, special education, and rehabilitation. It is now accepted as a form of treatment within orthodox medical practice.

Ayurveda utilizes music to vibrate the cells of the body. It is through these vibrations that the diseased person’s consciousness can be changed in a positive manner to promote health. Light music can improve efficiency and concentration while working and the right kind of music helps you to refresh and relax. Music can help control negative aspects such as worry,and anger.

There is a tendency to downgrade this form of holistic natural healing due to their irrational and unscientific nature but one cannot deny that music as a whole is capable of improving happiness, peace, health and concentration.