You are on page 1of 35

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

ANURADHA MAHESH
Music is a Discipline and a Mistress of Good Manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more Moral and more Reasonable Martin Luther King.

Music Therapy for Wellness

#7-The Concept of Remedial Music (http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy /the-concept-of-remedial-music/)

#6-Music and Stress Relief


It is with great dedication and devotion I have composed this music for stress relief . This was done by me when a famous Ayurvedic group approached me and asked for a soothing music that could bring down the stress level. This particular music is played during their Panchakarma Chikitsa session which is done during the morning hours. When the Sun fades and all extroversion, entertainment, and distraction is denied to Man, the mind retreats into a state of meditative introversion we call sleep. Thoughts that are unnished in the mind, during the day, continue throughout the night in the forms of dreams, striving towards their resolution, as part of the brains intrinsic mechanism to nd order. In a sense then, sleep is Natures way of reuniting Man with him or herself, enabling that which lies dormant in the hidden recesses of the mind, to reveal and express itself in secure isolation from the world.

1 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

The dawn of a morning then, has tremendous signicance. It is the rst witness of the conscious mind to the revelations of the night. To many, the waking hours may express the calm satisfaction of a release, the relief of a burden, and a feeling of pious quietude. To others, however, the meditation of sleep may have brought to the surface of the mind, the most secret burdens of ones life, and leave one in emotional turmoil. Therefore, if one were to provide a general description of the mood of a morning, perhaps it would be one of serenity and depth, holy, while simultaneously tinged with emotions ranging from great disturbance to supreme calmness. A musical note has its own distinct psychological eect or emotion, and is also related specically to a colour, mood, chakra, and time of day. Raga Bowli is chosen to promote relaxation and prevents the eects of chronic stress , promoting emotional well being and maintaining positive mental health to begin the day. The slower tempo of Raga Bowli in the composition promotes a calm and meditative state. Breathing and heart rate is altered by listening to the music here it is Bhagavad Gita the Supreme Manthra and Chapter 9 Raja Vidya deeply penetrates in to the human system through the Ajna Chakra. (Ajna Chakra the third eye point- this is the intellectual center where your intuition and imagination blossom. It encourages self-reection and is related to mental clarity. ) Close your eyes and concentrate on the Ajna Chakra and imagine the Sarvaathmaswaroopa Lord Sri Krishna while listening to the music. Wishing you All a Stress Free Life with Spiritual Enlightment.

Download Bhagavad Gita-Chapter 9 Here (http://www.mediafire.com/?20ohymkynym)


-

#5-Raga Chikitsa -Its Effects and Timings


One of the unique characteristics of Indian music is the assignment of denite times of the day and night for performing or listening Raga melodies. It is believed that only in this period the Raga appears to be at the height of its melodic beauty and majestic splendor. There are some Ragas which are very a ractive in the early hours of the mornings; others which appeal in the evenings, yet others which spread their fragrance only near the midnight hour. This connection of time of the day or night, with the Raga or Raginis is based on daily cycle of changes that occur in our own body and mind which are constantly undergoing subtle changes. Dierent moments of the day arouse and stimulate dierent moods and emotions. Each Raga or Ragini is associated with a denite mood or sentiment that nature arouses in human beings. The ancient musicologists were particularly interested in the eects of musical notes, how it

2 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

eected and enhanced human behavior. Music had the power to cure, to make you feel happy, excited,keep you calm, balance your mind and so on. Extensive research was carried out to nd out these eects. This formed the basis of time theory as we know it today. Emotions, feelings and thoughts have been reported to be greatly inuenced by music listening or participation. Emotional experience derived from music has a powerful eect on the formation of ones moral and intellectual outlook. Music activities enhance imagination & creative thinking. Here is a humble a empt from my part to list the ragas with their therapeutical eects and the appropriate time at which these ragas should be listened. This list will be updated as and when I come across any new raga with their eects and timings. Most of the raga timings given here are taken from variuos sources. The sources include Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini wri en by Sri Subbarama Deekshithar,References from the The Raga Guide -A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas, times given as per the seminar papers presented by various experts in the eld of Music Therapy. It is in the form an excel worksheet. Readers can download or view it online. The 24 hour period is divided into 8 beats each three hours long, as follows: The 24 hour period is divided into 8 beats each three hours long, as follows: 1. 7 a.m. 10 a.m. rst beat of the day. Daybreak; Early Morning; Morning; 2. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 2nd beat of the day. Late Morning; Noon; Early A ernoon; 3. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 3rd beat of the day. A ernoon; Late A ernoon; 4. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 4th beat of the day. Evening Twilight; Dusk (sunset);Early Evening; 5. 7 p.m. 10 p.m. rst beat of the night. Evening; Late Evening; 6. 10 p.m. 1 a.m. 2nd beat of the night. Night; Midnight; 7. 1 a.m. 4 a.m. 3rd beat of the night. Late Night 8. 4 a.m. 7 a.m. 4th beat of the night. Early Dawn; Dawn (before sunrise); Morning Twilight

Raga and Timings (http://www.anuradhamahesh.com /files/Raga%20and%20Timings.xlsx)

#4-Raga Chikitsa
Simply dened, Raga Chikitsa means healing through the use of raga. Raga Chikitsa is dened as the knowledge of how to use raga for the purposes of healing. Fundamental features of Raga Chikitsa is the classication of the ragas based on their elemental composition (ether, air, re, water, earth) and the proper use of the elements to balance the nature of the imbalance.

3 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Ragas are closely related to dierent parts of the day acording to changes in nature and development of a particular emotion, mood or sentiment in the human mind. Music is considered the best tranqulliser in modern days of anxiety, tension and high blood pressure. It is believed that the human body is dominated by the three Doshas Kaph, Pi a and Vata. These elements work in a cyclic order of rise and fall during the 24 hour period. Also, the reaction of these three elements dier with the seasons. Hence it is said that performing or listening to a raga at the proper allo ed time can aect the health of human beings. Raga and its Eects Ka Raga Evokes a humid, cool, soothing and deep mood Raga Pooriya Dhansari (Hamsanandi-Kamavardini ) evokes sweet, deep, heavy, cloudy and stable state of mind and prevents acidity.. Raga Mishra Mand has a very pleasing refreshing light and sweet touch Raga Bageshri arouses a feeling of darkness, stability, depths and calmness. This raga is also used in treatment of diabetes and hypertension Raga Darbari (Darbari Kanada) is considered very eective in easing tension. It is a late night raga composed by Tansen for Akbar to relieve his tension a er hectic schedule of the daily court life. Raga Bhupali and Todi give treamendous relief to patients of high blood pressure. Raga Ahir-Bhairav (Chakravakam) is supposed to sustain chords which automatically brings down blood pressure. Raga Malkauns and Raga Asawari (natabhairavi) helps to cure low blood pressure. Raga Tilak-Kamod (Nalinakanti), Hansdhwani, Kalavati, Durga(Suddha Saveri) -evoke a very pleasing eect on the nerves. Raga Bihag, Bahar (Kanada), Ka & Khamaj - For patients suering from insomnia and need a peaceful sonorous sleep. Useful in the treatment of sleep disorders. Raga Bhairavi - Provides relief T.B, Cancer, Severe Cold, Phlegm, Sinus, toothache . Raga Malhar Useful in the treatment of asthma and sunstroke. Raga Todi, Poorvi & Jayjaywanti Provides relief from cold and headache. Raga Hindol & Marava - These ragas are useful in blood purication. Raga Shivaranjani Useful for memory problems. Raga Kharahara Priya - strengthens the mind and relieves tension. Curative for heart disease and nervous irritablility, neurosis, worry and distress. Raga Hindolam and Vasantha - gives relief from Vatha Roga, B.P, Gastritis and puries blood. Raga Saranga cures Pitha Roga. Raga Natabhairavi cures headache and psychological disorders.
4 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Raga Punnagavarali , Sahana Controls Anger and brings down violence Raga Dwavanthi Quells paralysis and sicorders of the mind Raga Ganamurte Helpful in diabetes Raga Kapi Sick patients get ove their depression, anxiety. Reduces absent mindedness Raga Ranjani helps to cure kidney disorders Raga Rathipathipriya Adds strengh and vigor to a happy wedded life. This 5-swara raga has the power to eliminate poverty. The prayoga of the swaras can wipe o the vibrations of bi er feelings emi ed by ill will. Raga Shanmukhapriya - Instills courage in ones mind and replenishes the energy in the body. ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page). Suitable for singing and listening at all times as per Sangitha Sampradaya Pradarshini wri en by Subbarama Deekshithar Raga Sindhubhairavi For a Healthy Mind and Body, Love & Happiness, Gentleness, Peace & Tranquillity ,Serenity ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page)Suitable for singing and listening at late night (1 am 4 am) Raga Hameerkalyani This particular Hindusthani coloured raaga, one with great therapeutic value relaxes tension with its calming eect and brings down BP to normal 120/80. ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page) Raga Brindavana Saranga For Wisdom, Success, Knowledge , Joyfulness and Greater Energy ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page) Raga Mohana Useful for the treatment of migraine headache. ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page) Suitable for singing and listening at evening (7 pm- 10 pm) Ragas Charukesi, Kalyani (all time raga),Sankarabharanam(evening raga) and Chandrakauns is considered very helpful for heart aliments .(Raga Charukesi - Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page . Suitable for singing and listening at all times as per Sangitha Sampradaya Pradarshini wri en by Subbarama Deekshithar Raga Ananda Bhairavi- Supresses stomach pain in both men and women. Reduces kidney type problems. Controls blood pressure ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page) Raga Amrutavarshini Ushana vyathi nasini ( alleviates diseases related to heat) ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page) Raga Reethigowla- A raga that bestows direction when one seeks it.( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page) Raga Madhyamavati Clears paralysis, giddiness, pain in legs/hands, etc. and nervous complaints. The power of musical vibrations connects in some manner all things and all beings and all beings in the universe on all plants of existence. The human body has 72,000 astral nerves (Nadis) which incessantly vibrate in a specic rhythmic pa ern. Disturbance in their rhythmic vibration is the root cause of disease. The musical notes restore their normal rhythm, there by bringing about good health. Listen with your heart and not your intellect.

5 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

#3-Therapeutic Evaluation of the Classical Ragas


Singing or engrossed listening of Raga Bhairavi has been found to uproot the diseases of kapha dosha e.g. asthma, chronic cold, cough, tuberculosis, some of the sinus and chest related problems etc. Raga Asavari is eective in eliminating the impurities of blood and related diseases. Raga Malhar pacies anger, excessive mental excitements and mental instability. Raga Saurat and raga Jaaivanti have also been found eective in curing mental disorders and calming the mind. Raga Hindola helps sharpening the memory and focussing mental concentration. It has been proved eective in curing liver ailments. Apart from the classical ragas played on musical instruments, the rhythmic sounds of temple bells and shankha (conch shell or bugle) produced during devotional practices have also been found to have therapeutic applications. A research study in Berlin University showed that the vibrations of the bugle sound could destroy bacteria and germs in the surroundings. More specically, it was found that if the shankha is played by infusing (through the mouth) twenty-seven cubic feet of air per second, within a few minutes it will kill the bacteria in the surrounding area of twenty-two hundred square feet and inactivate those in about four-hundred square feet area further beyond. Dr. D. Brine of Chicago had treated hundreds of cases of hearing impairments/ deciencies by making the patients play or listen to the sounds of shankha played rhythmically at appropriate (as per the case) pitch and intensity.

MUSIC THERAPY For Brain, Body & Soul


The entire concept of Music Therapy is experimental. For me it is a kind of YOGA,which acts uponthe human organism and awakens and develops their proper functions to extent of self-realisation. Music therapy is a scientic method of eective cures of disease through the power of music. It restores, maintains and improves emotional, physiological and psychological well being. The articulation, pitch, tone and specic arrangement of swaras (notes) in a particular raga stimulates, alleviates and cures various ailments inducing electro magnetic change in the body. Music is basically a sound or nada generating particular vibrations which moves through the medium of ether present in the atmosphere and aects the human body. Music beats have a very close relationship with heart beats. Music having 70-75 beats per minute equivalent to the normal heart beat of 72 has a very soothing eect. Likewise rhythms which are slower than 72 beats per minute create a positive suspense on the mind and body. Rhythms which are faster than the heart rate excite and rejuvenate the body.

6 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

History Says:
The history of Carnatic music says that the system of Mayamalava Gowlai was introduced by the blessed musician, Purandaradasar. This raga has the potency to neutralise the toxins in our body. Practising this raga in the early hours of the morning, in the midst of nature, will enhance the strength of the vocal chords. In India, saint musician Thyagaraja is said to have brought a dead person back to life with Bilahari raaga, and Muthuswamy Dikshitar cured stomach aches with his Navagraha Kritis. In our own times Pt Omkarnath Thakur is said to have cured Mussolini of his insomnia with a song. Kollegal.R.Subramaniam , a great musician wrote , According to the Sangita Sastra, the 72 Melakarta Ragas control the 72 important nerves. If one sings with devotion adhering to lakshana and sruti sudhi, the Raga Devatas shower blessings, injecting the particular nerve in the human body which shall give needed relief in due course. By singing the 72 Melakarta ragas, stomach operation can be avoided and ailment cured.

Research
Research has shown us that music does have healing eects .They stimulate the brain, ease tension and remove fatigue. The eect of Music Therapy may be immediate or slow, depending upon number of factors like the subject, his mental condition , environment and the type of Music, selected for having the desired eect. Music Therapy largely depends on individual needs and taste. Before using music as Therapy it must be ascertained which type of music is to be used. The concept of Music Therapy is dependent on correct intonation and right use of the basic elements of music. Such as notes [swara] rhytym, volume ,beats, and piece of melody. There are countless Ragas of course with countless characteristic peculiarities of their own. . That is why we can not establish a particular Rag for a particular disease . Dierent types of Ragas are applied in each dierent case .

What is the effect of music on Brain waves?


Music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, and a slower tempo promoting a calm and meditative state.The changes in the brain waves brings about changes in other bodily functions as well. Breathing and heart rate can be altered by music. That may be one of the reasons why listening to music promotes relaxation and prevents the eects of chronic stress. The photo shown below was taken on 25th Aug.2005. The quartet of one- and two-day-old babies listen to classical music as part of an experimental program. Doctors at Kosice-Saca Hospital, the rst private hospital in Slovakia, believe that music therapy helps newborns reduce stress and stay healthy. Shortly a er birth, infants receive ve 20-minute music sessions each day. Doctors found that while the
7 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

tikes are tuned in, most of them fall asleep or lie quietly.

Effect of Music Therapy on Cancer Patients


It is my deep ambition to develop music for use in the Pain and Palliative Wards to get relief from PAIN . Experts say music reduces pain, and this is a proven statement as Music cause the body to release endorphins (hormones that counteract pain). A Music Therapy program has the potential to improve a cancer patients physical and emotional well-being by providing a distraction during treatment, thus decreasing stress, pain, and anxiety levels. Eighty percent (80%) of cancer patients will sense their stress, pain, and anxiety levels decreased because they participated in Music Therapy.

#2-Effect of Saptaswaras and Chakra Meditation

8 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

The physical body is ensheathed by auric eld in which seven major chakras (invisible to the naked eye) are present. The seven chakras are Sahasrara, Ajna, Vishudhi, Anahatha, Manipura, Swadhistana and Mooladhara. Each chakra is associated with an endocrine gland and controls specic organs. Each swara resonates with one major chakra. When each note is sung concentrating on the shruthi, vibration of the corresponding chakra can be experienced. According to an ancient Indian text, Swara Sastra, the seventy-two melakarta ragas (parent ragas) control the 72 important nerves in the body. It is believed that if one sings with due devotion, adhering to the raga lakshana (norms) and sruti shuddhi, (pitch purity) the raga could aect the particular nerve in the body in a favourable manner. The vibration of the notes activate a chakra and through the nadis emanating from the chakras, the organ at the side of the disease begins the healing process.

Learning Music at a young age


Music is basically a sound or nada generating particular vibrations which moves through the medium of ether present in the atmosphere and aects the human system. So music is a power or universal energy in the form of ragas. Enhanced vibration of seven major chakras keeps the mind and body in good health. It increases concentration, memory, makes the mind disciplined and spiritual. Music can be a cure if the singer/listener choses the raga based on which chakras he wants to concentrate on. Hence while singing/listening, based on the dominant swaras in that raga, the corresponding chakras vibrate more. The singer/listener should concentrate on the chakra while singing/listening. Teaching music at the tender age has several advantages. The child is born with all the chakras. But it is the Mooladhara chakra, which starts functioning even at birth. As the child grows, the other 6 chakras start functioning one by one from Mooladhara to Sahasrara chakra and by 21 years, the development process is complete. So teaching music at a young age puries the body, mind and soul and lays the foundation for a healthy future. Academic brilliance and morality are automatically inculcated in such children. To make our children lead a healthy life, teach them music at a tender age and make it part of curriculum. Music is also one form of meditation, which enhances the power of chakras by raising Kundalini shakthi. Symphonies of raga have a denite soothing eect on the mind as well as on the body. Repeated listening to the particular raga being chosen for a particular disease produces a network of sound vibration. Energy from URF (universal energy eld) to HEF(human energy eld) transmi ed by the strokes of the dierent tones of raga aects the CNS (Central nervous system) because the roots of the auditory nerves are more widely distributed and have more connections than any other nerves in the

9 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

body.

Sapthaswaras and Saptha Chakras


The ascending and descending order in which the swaras is sung is called arohanam and avarohanam. Sa shadjam is the basic note of all ragas. It is not only the inter relationship between the notes that dene a raga but also the relationship of these notes to the basic note (aadhara shadjam). A noteworthy feature is, even though the raga is built on the basis of a sequence of swaras, the drone of the tambura will be spelling out the aadhara shadja all the time, loud and clear so that the reliance is constantly maintained. So there cannot be a raga without the aadhara shadja. So this shadjam increases the vibration of the mooladhara chakra which is for survival. Kundalini shakthi shakhti in coiled form exists at the tip of the backbone. Increased vibrations of Mooladhara chakra by repeating Shadjam raises kundalini shakthi. Once Kundalini shakthi is awakened, the energy starts moving through shushumna nadi (spinal cord) towards the sahasrara chakra where Lord Shiva resides. For smooth passage of the shakthi, each note is sung in ascending order (as in arohanam). Then Sa raises kundalini shakthi at mooladara chakra , Ri back swadhishtana chakra , Ga back manipura chakra, Ma- back anahatha chakra, Pa back vishudhi chakra, Dha back ajna chakra, Ni sahasrara chakra, Sa cosmos. Now Avarohanam, notes sung in descending order connects cosmos and reinforces lord shivas shakthi at the sahasrara chakra and the combined shiva shakti circulates through front chakras increases the divine power in corresponding chakras ie..Sa- Cosmos, Ni sahasrara chakra, Dha- Ajna chakra, Pa Vishudhi chakra, Ma-Anahatha chakra, Ga- manipura chakra, Ri swadhishtana chakra, Sa Mooladhara chakra and Ni- Mother earth. This swara garland by singing makes the body receive the energy from mother earth (ni lower octave) and Cosmos,( sa at upper octave). While si ing on the ground, energy from the mother earth reaches the mooladhara chakra increasing its vibration, which is solely for the survival. Within the set of swaras, some play a major role and some less. There are some swaras which dominate and stay persistently -nyasa swaras. There are some ragas which have a special impact if they are initiated at a certain specic swaras. For instanse, a raga like Atana generally commences at the higher octave with the combination of the swaras sa ri sa ni sa dha dha; or raga like anandhabhairaviin the middle octave with the swaras pa dha pa ma dha pa ma pa ma ga ri ga. or ritigowla with ni dha ma ga ri ga. Jiva swaras which lends life should be highlighted. They are the dhivata in Atana, antara gandhara in kalyani, madhyama and gandhara in hindola.

#1-How Music Helps ?


Research has shown that music has a profound eect on body and mind Brain waves: Music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, and a slower tempo promoting a calm and meditative state. Breathing and heart rate: The changes in the brain waves brings about changes in other bodily functions as well. Breathing and heart rate can be altered by music. That may be one of the reasons why listening to music promotes relaxation and prevents the eects of chronic stress.
10 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

State of mind: Music is very much useful in warding o depression and anxiety. Thus, music promotes emotional well being and in maintaining positive mental health. Is there any particular raga which has brought down the illness of a particular patient to a remarkable level? The answer is YES. Hypertension Yes. Anandabhairavi raga is said to be proved to bring down the BP level. The real life demonstration was done by the Late Great Violin Mastreo Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. He was once preparing to show the remedial power of Ananda Bhairavi. The great poet Kannadasan had challenged in public to test his blood pressure a er hearing Ananda Bhairavi from the great musicians violin. But Kannadasan who promised to preside over a function became ill with hypertension. Cajoled by the organisers he reluctantly came to the function and requested Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidynathan to render any raga, which could soothe him. The great musician played Ananda Bhairavi elaborately. At the close of the concert, Kannadasan came up to the dais and announced that he was feeling much be er. Ananda Bhairavi has such soothing eect. Mental Illness The power of Sankarabaranam is incredible. It cures mental illness, soothes the turbulent mind and restores peace and harmony. Sankarabaranam, if rendered with total devotion for a stipulated period, can cure mental disorders said to be beyond the scope of medical treatment. Similarly DarbariKanada and Mohanam also helps to soothe turbulent mind and migraine headaches. Diabetes Activation Of The Manipooraka Chakra To Stimulate Secretion Of Insulin Raga Bageshree, Chandrakauns. There is a growing awareness that ragas could be a safe alternative for many medical interventions. Music improves the immunity of the body. It has been observed that medical treatment with Music Therapy has reduced the intake of antibiotics and pain killers over a period of time. Simple iterative musical rhythms with low pitched swaras, as in bhajans and kirtans are the time-tested sedatives. Music will help improving human SOUL for collaborative learning for total life. SOUL will be grown by See, Observe, Understand, and Learn from human nature including sound with sense. It is necessary that a group of exponents in Indian ragas join experts in medical eld to help evolving a scientic system of raga therapy for the most common illness of the modern times: Stress and Stress-Related Disorders and Cancer. This page has the following sub pages. #7-The Concept of Remedial Music (h p://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy /the-concept-of-remedial-music/)

133 thoughts on Music Therapy for Wellness

11 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

wedding party | March 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm i actually dont fully agree with this post but it is a good debatable one nonetheless. Reply sairam | June 19, 2011 at 12:27 am Individuals agreement or disagreement does not ma er. It is a subject to be deeply contemplated and experienced. You have to slowly learn to open the gateways of your soul through a competent person. Hope God will bless you towards this direction. Reply anuradhamahesh | March 20, 2011 at 4:30 am You are welcome here. Anuradha Mahesh Reply mrs savithrisekhar | June 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm i , a mother of a handicapped child with tears in my eyes typing this.my child cannot talk andcant hear and she is a hydrosephulaspatient.. can u please tell me which raga can cure my child. i am a vocalist and i will be the happiest mother the day my daughter will call me amma . please please guide me .i and my husband are very much worried and disturbed.awaiting ur reply at the earliest.i dont want anything else in this world, i want my child to be normal.sairam. Reply anuradhamahesh | June 15, 2013 at 5:22 am Dear Mrs. Savithri TRUST IN GOD and Please check your mail. Best Wishes

v.srinivasan | June 9, 2011 at 1:30 am Thank you, Anuradha, for so much painstaking research ndings All the best v.srinivasan Reply Dr.J.B.Shinde | June 12, 2011 at 3:51 am Very good and eective information. Dr.J.B.Shinde Aurangabad, Maharashtra Reply
12 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Guru Balasubramhanyan | June 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm Well researched article, substantiated as necessary! It is very interesting and enlightening to read. This goes to show that our ancestors denitely had a lot of knowledge that we have just squandered away over the ages! Hope the suggested collaboration between music experts and medical experts does happen. Guru Reply Hot girsl | June 16, 2011 at 10:37 am Nice Blog with Excellent information Reply v.srinivasan | June 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm VERY USEFUL INFORMATION ON mUSIC tHERAPY tHANK YOU, aNURADHA Reply sandhya | June 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm An informative article anuradha.As a gerontologist,I nd it rather interesting.Could you please send your email id? thanks! sandhya Reply anuradhamahesh | June 26, 2011 at 5:14 am Hello Sandhya Welcome to my blog. Have a happy stay. my email id is anuradha7.mahesh@gmail.com Reply SUNITHA | July 9, 2011 at 9:11 am Thank u Mam really i m very happy to know about this Music therapy. Once again thank u mam God bless u Sunitha. Reply anuradhamahesh | July 9, 2011 at 11:36 am You are most Welcome Sunitha. Reply
13 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

resellerzoom | July 31, 2011 at 1:02 am Simply desire to say your article is amazing. The clarity in your post is simply great and i could assume youre an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work. Reply Rudolf Arreguin | August 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm Thanks for sharinng this infromative post! Reply mobil bekas | August 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm Considerably, this post is really the sweetest on this notable topic. I harmonise with your conclusions and will thirstily look forward to your incoming updates. Saying thanks will not just be sucient, for the phenomenal clarity in your writing. I will directly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Admirable work ; Please excuse my poor English as it is not my rst tongue. Reply RAJAMALLU | October 26, 2011 at 4:50 am I hope you aquired a wast knowledge, thanks for awakening us, God bless you. Please keep posting. Could I RSS so that i will updated. Reply anuradhamahesh | October 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm Hello Rajamallu Welcome to my blog. I have not acquired a vast knowledge in this subject. Every day i am learning something new relating to ragas. Still i have to go a long way. I know very li le about this subject and I just experience the bliss of raga devathas whenever i am singing or listening to a composition in a particular raga. Any person with a heart for implicit dedication in music can feel this bliss and divinity. Just press the subsribe bu on for updates in my blog. Have a happy stay.. Reply smitha | October 26, 2011 at 6:27 am dear madam i am smitha i wat to do music therapy course please can u give the information regarding this. thanking u smitha Reply

14 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

anuradhamahesh | October 26, 2011 at 11:59 am I have not done any music therapy course though i am slowly learning about this subject in my own way. I think an institution in Chennai is oering courses for Music Therapy. Just google and nd out which is the institution. But more than that, you should know about ragas and experience yourself its inuence on you. Reply SD SINGH | December 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm Nada Centre for Music Therapy (Regd) is a voluntary organization propagating music therapy in India since 2004. It is conducting a distance learning program in music therapy for the last six yearsyou can be trained in less than a year in this highly popular course as a music therapist. Also order for the pioneering books by Dr TV Sairam. Reply Dr.Aparna.R | October 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm this is really excellent. very informativei dont know how to thank u enough.. Reply anuradhamahesh | October 30, 2011 at 12:26 am Hello Aparna Welcome to my blog..Happy to note that you nd the blog informative Reply sakthisagaram@gmail.com | December 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm This is really great, To people talking about debatable. they can go home and sleep with peace, we dont want that kind of dry intellect id***s, most of the so called modern education destroyed our great knowledge and culture not any more. May GOD Bless Anuradhaji for making this knowledge open. OM! Reply Dr.Vay Tare | January 17, 2012 at 2:28 am Respected Anuradhaji, Congress on writing wonderful article.oering You a good wishes on Makar-SancratI. Can You Give Me A li le Bit Intellince ? Thanks Vay Tare Reply anuradhamahesh | January 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm Hello Dr.Vay

15 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Welcome to this blog. Have a happy stay. But i didnt get the meaning of this intellince ..What is it? Best Wishes to you too..:) Reply punidhavelu | February 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm i WANT TO PURCHASE ALL THESE RAGAS. WHERE DO I GET. punidhavelu@gmail.com Reply anuradhamahesh | February 7, 2012 at 4:29 am Hello Sri Punidhavelu Welcome to this blog. I have already uploaded 14 ragas in the Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page which is free to download. It is categorised as Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Instrumental and Devotionals and Film Music on specic ragas. Kindly visit the page and know more about these ragas and download to your hearts content. I am not selling these ragas here. With whatever li le I know i am just pu ing up a write up on a specc raga and uploading songs raga wise. My only request to the visitors is not to make it commercial by downloading all these ragas and later selling it. There is lot of hardwork, time and money spent behind these raga research. This is a small contribution from my side to all those musically inclined divine souls for spiritual and physical well being. Reply Vignesh | February 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm Hello Anuradha, A neatly laid out article on the eect of specic ragas on the human body; precisely what I was looking for. Keep up the good work. Expecting more such interesting articles in the future Reply anuradhamahesh | February 7, 2012 at 4:31 am Hello Vignesh Welcome to this Musically Divine Blog. Have a happy stay. Also thank you very much for the compliments..MAY GOD BLESS YOU Reply Subramaniian B | April 6, 2012 at 10:19 am Madam Very good eort. Ours is a music family and we could really enjoy all what has been stated. Since you had already given a lot in your blog, we expect more from you. We pray the Almighty to bless you with the best to enable all of us to get and enjoy.
16 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Thanks Subramanian B Reply anuradhamahesh | April 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm Welcome to this Musically Divine Blog. Thank you very much Mr. Subramanian for stopping, reading the article and posting your comment. With your prayers and the blessings of Almighty, I wish to continue this journey till my last breath. Regards Reply Suresh | April 18, 2012 at 8:36 am Namaskaram I want to learn music Please sujest me a guru who is ready for sharing his kowledge and not as a bussiness Reply preethi | May 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm Hello mam, A wonderful article wri en at the right time when the entire world is suering from a multitude of diseases! A perfect blend of science and music ! I would denitely agree with you on all points as I myself have experienced the power of music a er a days tiring work. When all I would yearn for is just a good sleep , listening to pure form of music has always rejuvenated me and has given me so much of strength , optimism and the energy to go on for many hours ( I didnt know which raga in specic did the magic tho). Same holds good with singing and practising too. I have always found myself to be in a very relaxed and composed state soon a er pracitising. I guess music has the power to reduce anger too. I sincerely pray , hope and wish the power of music reaches everybody . Looking forward to many more blogs of this kind. Thank you and have a blessed life ! Preethi. Reply anuradhamahesh | May 7, 2012 at 12:41 am Hello Preethi Welcome to this blog. Playing music in the background while we are working, seemingly unaware of the music itself, has been found to reduce the stress and increase up our performance. Reply Girish Mohanan | May 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm
17 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Thanks a lot maam. That was a lot of information and extremely useful too. It will be very kind of you if you can enlighten us with the best performances in each of these ragas. A performance of so and so artist in a raga is considered excellent. And one more thing i wanted to ask is if there is any inuence of the instruments. For example ute might sound good for one raga than voilin or vocal. But does this have an impact or is it my perception that leads me to feel this dierence? Thanks again for the wonderful information u have provided. Girish. M Reply anuradhamahesh | May 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm Hello Girish Welcome to my blog. Let me tell you that I am always a rasika of music and never a critc. So commenting about an artists presentation of raga is out of question. Generally I like M.S. Ammas music mainly because I feel that it is soaked with Bhakthi(devotion) and Bhava(emotion). A song when sung without the above two qualities is lifeless. Regarding RAgas, I think i like Ritigowla best when it is sung by Sri. MD Ramanathan. When it comes to intruments I think Raga Sahana goes well with Veena, Venu and Violin . I ike Hamsanadam very much when played in Veena and Raga Kamboji, Yamankalyan etc when played in ute (this is only my personal opinion). Reply Keshava | May 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm Thanks a lot Anuradha, The information is very useful and thought provoking. I hope you will continue to not only inform but also give us these wonderful Pearls of wisdom. You are welcome to contact me and I, as a music acionado would heartily welcome an interaction. Reply anuradhamahesh | May 13, 2012 at 5:16 am Hello Keshava Welcome to my blog. My contibution here is a small ripple in a vast ocean. Please keep visiting and post your suggestions/criticisms/comments. Reply kumarsathish | May 12, 2012 at 3:12 am Hi Madam. Thanks so much for sharing valuable information about music. God bless you for your hard work. Reply anuradhamahesh | May 13, 2012 at 5:14 am Thanks Kumar Sathish for the best wishes. I am happy if this blog benets atleast a few music enthusiasts. Thanks and pranams to God Almighty and my Gurus.
18 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Reply deeparamesh | May 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm i would like to do music therapy as a course(south indian carnatic music). could you guide me to the right person? is it necessary to do the course to become a music therapist, or deep knowledge of carnatic musie would do please guide Reply anuradhamahesh | May 20, 2012 at 1:24 am Hello Deepa I think some institution in chennai oers a course in Music Therapy. But I dont think just by having deep knowledge in Music, you can start practising as a therapist. It will be like a doctor treating patient without a proper degree. Reply P.R.Subas Chandran | June 13, 2012 at 5:52 am Knowledge earned from this Mother Earth should be shared otherwise we will be traitors. Ms. Anuradhmahesh work is commendable. Music is food to mind and soul. All the best Reply anuradhamahesh | June 15, 2012 at 11:49 am Thank you very much for the comments..Please keep visiting.. Reply anuradhamahesh | June 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm Thank you very much for the kind words..Just sharing whatever li le I know.. Reply Subramaniyan | June 16, 2012 at 9:17 am Hi mam, Thank u for this research work..Can it be same for any raga based song in cinema or it is only for devotional songs Reply anuradhamahesh | June 16, 2012 at 11:27 am Generally lm songs do not strictly adhere to any particular raga(there will be a mix of notes or anya swaras) except for quiet a few songs. Be it devotional, classical or lmy number, the essence of raga is the most important criteria. Personally I feel that the eect of raga depends mainly on individual taste for music. It may vary from person to person. Again a liking for the voice of dierent singers vary individually. So the best option is to choose instrumental music based on ragas. Reply
19 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

s.p.bakale | July 2, 2012 at 9:21 am very good artical it is helpful for research purpuse.mam,i want the eect of classical music on human body parameter like g.s.r.,b.p.,heart rate.iwant reseach paper regarding this.can you help me? Reply anuradhamahesh | July 2, 2012 at 11:01 am Heloo Bakale I am not a music therapist. I have just intense interest in the subject. The articles shared in this blog are sourced from various seminars and lectures done by music therapists. Reply mathivanan | July 9, 2012 at 8:07 am hello anuradha, I am also interested in this. Can I join with u to do more eective mathi Reply anuradhamahesh | July 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm I am not a music therapist. Nor I have a degree on the same. The notes given here are the ones i have wri en down while a ending various seminars/workshops on the subject. But I am deeply interested in this subject. Reply B S Sekhar | July 23, 2012 at 5:17 am Good topic to be introduced in schools replacing boring subjects that our children never would use anytime in their life. I am sure thats the reason this generation is baed on these subjects. Carnatic Music is never a stand alone art or just music- in its true sense. It is a continuum of vedic revelations and the music was heard and the raga bhavas seen as goddesses. This refers to more meditative experience than just sensory enjoyment. When emotions and imaginations matured, words ( aksharas), prose and poem developed. And music always carried the required emotions and feelings to express the idea within so that the communication is stored and replayed mentally by the listener.Music is the communication of the divine and which the musician has to also experience within.When the sublime experience becomes sensory debate, we ought to only Believe or Disbelieve; as we do not know the experience. I think the solution is to be a seeker rather than a believer or a disbeliever. Please keep posting. Reply sudhakar | July 30, 2012 at 9:56 am Anuradhaji, To put down simply, this website is the gist of all the websites on music therapy. I never found such a huge information on any single website..Hats o for your patient work. I am a karnatik classical singer and very much interested to work with, if provided a chance. my mail id sudhakar.bh@gmail.com

20 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Thanks, Sudhakar Reply anuradhamahesh | July 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm Hello Sudhakar Welcome to my blog. Thanks a lot for the patient reading and compliments. I wish to inform you that I am not a music therapist not I have learned the subject. It is only interest in this subject and the knowledge of various ragas, made me write these experience or information in the blog. If an opportunity comes up, I shall denitely notify you. Reply sarang | August 3, 2012 at 6:47 am what is the name for Shanmukhpriya raaga in Hindustani / North indian music? Thanx Reply anuradhamahesh | August 3, 2012 at 10:18 am There are a number of Carnatic ragas that do not have a Hindusthani equivalent; the reverse is also true. I am not aware of any Hindustani raga that is equivalent to Shanmukhapriya. Reply Ananthanarayanan | August 16, 2012 at 6:21 am Namskaram Madam. A BIG thanks to u for your educating info on carnatic music. Your article is a highly researched one I must read again and again to fully understand its import . I feel sorry that I hv missed ur website all along. I shl visit ur site more o en from now onwards to learn more on carnatic music. Re : Hindustani raga that is equivalent to Shanmukhapriya It is Suddha bilawal as per the links given below. h p://www.rso.cornell.edu/spicmacay/spicmacay_les/home_les/raga.html h p://www.karnatik.com/hcragatable.shtml I m a music lover and enjoy listening to carnatic music and reading any write up related to carnatic music. I also hv a good collection of carnatic books / articles on carnatic music and share the same with any one who interested in carnatic music. Regards ananth Reply

21 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

anuradhamahesh | August 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm Hello Ananth Welcome to this blog. Thank you very much for posting the links. The second link says Shudh Bilaval is Sankarabharanam. The rst link when clicked alerted Trojan virus, hence couldnt check. Since I am not into Hindustani Music, I cant say very authoritatively about this topic. Reply ramya | August 21, 2012 at 6:11 am hi mam , i am Ramya here . you have done a great job. Best wishes for ur future. Reply unknown fan | August 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm Hello anuradha. I am a class IX student I am really fond of carnatic music and when i saw your musical blog, i became very thrilled. It would be even more great if you could add more information to your content. I even presented your research content in my school and received appreciation which is none other than your credit. so thank you very much. yours friendly, unknown fan. Reply anuradhamahesh | August 28, 2012 at 5:39 am Hello I am happy to note that my content in the blog received lot of appreciation in your school. Kindly tell me what is your name and the name of your school. Also tell me honestly if you presented this as your research or if you have given me some credit in your references, as your knowledge at 14 years of age about carnatic music will not suce to present such content. Hope you reply. Anuradha Mahesh Reply hemavathi | August 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm madam very good information correlating the sapta swaras to naadi mandala. thanks a lot hemavathi Reply unknown fan( chithra ) | August 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm Madam, I am chithra who had recently posted you my Suggestion in your blog. Indeed i am learning carnatic music from my very young age and thus I wanted you to give me more information so that a music learner like me would try to learn more. your content was only used for my school
22 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

assembly speech and not for any other further purposes. and thank you for your immediate response. with regards, chithra { unknown fan } Reply pv gopalakrishna | August 30, 2012 at 10:16 am MADAME, I WENT THROUGH THE RAAGA APPRECIATION PAGE . I FIND UNDER HAMSANADAM RAAGA YOU HAVE NOT MENTIONED A KRITI BY PURANDARADAASA VIZ EE PARIYA SOBAGAAVA DEVAROLU NAA KAANE..SUNG BY SRI M BALAMURALIKRISHNA .IT IS A FAMOUS SONG HOWEVER THANKS A LOT FOR GIVING GOOD NOTE OF THIS RAAGA THANK U AGAIN Reply NITHIN | September 15, 2012 at 10:27 am Madam, Iam nithin from kerala(India).. its nice to here about it.. some ragas makes me feel gud ans happy.. giving me a refreshing feeling.. on the other end some makes me feel so sad Mam can you please tell me which raghas can hear when you are happy,gloomy,sad etc.. Can you please make a comparison about dierent ragas. If you can do im very much thankful to you my email id:nithinpulikkot@gmail.com once again thanks a lot.. thanks with regards NITHIN Reply anuradhamahesh | September 16, 2012 at 7:09 am Hello Nithin Just search Ragas and Emotions..your query is answered Reply Vayvi all Ki ur | September 18, 2012 at 11:14 am Hi Anuradha, Its an excellent post. Very informative. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. God bless you. Vay Reply

23 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

anuradhamahesh | September 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm Thanks Vay for the compliments.. Reply shu sasi | September 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm madam, This is Shu from Kerala. I am actively studying the music therapy subject. I have recently started the internet research on the same. When you say Hindolam has curing powers for mental ailments, are we in possession of experimental results on the same? Could you share me more information on the research papers on Indian ragas and their eects on dierent ailments? I saw the list of ragas and their medicinal eects as explained above. Are they proven by Indian scientists? Do we have some statistics? I did a search on music therapy advancements in USA and all. They have so much of people aware of such things and they have divided the eect of music on dierent spectra to such a level that they have categorizations such as music therapy for alzheimers, music therapy for autism etc. In fact I do some blogging in similar lines on dierent topics on Sanatana Dharma and its virtues. The informations would be quite useful. Thanks in advance, Shu Reply anuradhamahesh | September 22, 2012 at 1:37 am Hello Shu First of all let me tell you that I am not a music therapist nor I have a qualied degree on this subject. I do experiments on my relatives, friends etc.But i have not wri en any research paper on this. Above all i believe in the supreme power of GOD and I have complete faith in Raga Devathas and their curing power. Music therapy can be useful to only to those patients who have an interest in music- atleast the bare minimum of listening to music. You can contact Nada Center based in Chennai, who are subject experts and may help you with some proof of research papers. Reply shu sasi | September 24, 2012 at 6:50 am Madam, well said! There is nothing beyond aadi paraa shakthy and her yoginees as per my belief system too. But I was just curious to know how did you get the dierent ragas and their eects? Are they from any existing research or from our own sacred ancient books? For ex: you said shivaranjani for memory issues. thanks, shu Reply

24 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

anuradhamahesh | September 24, 2012 at 11:57 am The information provided here are from exisitng research by various subject experts. Some seminar papers presented by the experts also say these. Music Therapy is more prevalent in North India than South India as far as I understand. Reply shu sasi | September 25, 2012 at 6:42 am Thank you madam. If you can share any such online research links or those seminar details, I would be really grateful. I can have a look at those too. Reply Asaithambi manickam | October 14, 2012 at 9:57 am Dear anu mam The information is an output of seless high hard workThanku very mum I pray the ALMIGHTY to give good health, wealth,joy and peace and also long life to give some more good things to the people annd the family as well Reply anuradhamahesh | October 14, 2012 at 11:23 am Dear Asaithambi Manickam Thank you very much for the kind words,wishes and prayers Reply Asaithambi manickam | October 14, 2012 at 10:00 am Dear anu mam The information is an output of altruistic high hard workThank u very much mam I pray the ALMIGHTY to give you good health, wealth,joy and peace and also long life to give some more good things to the people and the family as well Reply gajanana | November 5, 2012 at 7:45 am do u have any statistical data to prove wht u concluded above?? is it experimentaly proven???for raga ,directly on humana?? Reply anuradhamahesh | November 5, 2012 at 11:32 am Hello gajanana I am not a music therapist nor i do have a doctorate on the above subject. If you are very much into numbers etc..I do not have. I have a ended quite a few seminars conducted by experts in this eld along with papers presented by doctors on this subject.They might be having the
25 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

numbers or statistics in which you are interested. You can contact Dr.Suvarna Nalappat who is doing a research in this subject for any details. It is only my deep interest in this subject makes me write the article. Whatever I have wri en is taken from the discussions made in the above said seminars. From my own personal experience I have bene ed a lot with the curing powers of Ragas. Unfortunately, I have not kept any statistics of the same. Denitely I am cured of Migrane Headaches and stress. Reply Pushpa | December 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm Thank you Anuradhamahesh. I have accidently visited your blog and I am glad have. My network in Auckland has been now introduced to this. I have yet to completely read the content and digest it. What particular raag do you think was intstrumental for curing you of migrane? I have two of my friends, both music lovers who suer from migranes, and particular focus on specic ragas I am sure will benet them. Awaiting your response. Reply anuradhamahesh | December 1, 2012 at 11:35 pm Hello Pushpa Welcome to my blog. Download the excel sheet Raga and Timings to know more about this. These are the conclusions drawn by various experts in this eld. Reply V Balaji, Bangalore | December 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm Respected Madam I have seen such a extensive website on Carnatic Music. Its a commendable work. Kindly let me know which raga (and krithi) gives peace to mind, which raga (and krithi) invokes bhakthi and which raga (and krithi)makes thoughts pure Reply anuradhamahesh | December 11, 2012 at 2:48 am Hello Balaji Welcome to this blog. This is yet another dicult question to answer. There are innumerable ragas and krithies by the trinity which evoke all the above said emotions. All most all Tyagaraja compositions are soaked in Bhakthi. Same is the case with Syama Sasthry and Muthuswami Deekshithar. As for ragas I think Naata is one among many ragas that can give clarity of thoughts and purity of mind. It belongs to 6 th Chakra- Heart Chakra the feeling and emotion center of the body. It recognizes both the physical as well as the spiritual needs for human experience. Bowli is another raga that calms the turbulent mind and promotes relaxation and prevents the eects of chronic stress, promotes emotional well being and maintains positive mental health. It is a bhakthi rasa pradhana raga too. Kapi, Bridavanasaranga,Charukesi etc are all bhakthi rasa pradhana ragas. Read the Raga appreciation of Raga Hamsanada. Many of your queries will be answered.
26 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Best Wishes Reply V Balaji, Bangalore | December 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm Thank You madam for a detailed reply. I honestly pray God to give You all the best to promote this divine art, Reply soulofspice | December 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm Thanks do much for a wonderful article I had been meaning to write about chakras & Carnatic music & hope to provide your useful reference.. Chari Reply i.s.sravanthi | January 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm I am a practising psychologist and conducting research in mental health eld,im a musician too..this article iz really amazing!sravanthi,india. Reply KS Nayar | January 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm I had wri en to you earlier about listing of Carnatic music that can help cancer patients. I would appreciate if you can do so and give me the appropriate download links. You are doing a great service not only to Carnatic acionados but also those people who are on the verge of losing hope to live happily. God bless. Reply anuradhamahesh | January 19, 2013 at 12:35 am Hello Mr.Nayar I had sent you a detailed mail a couple of weeks ago. Please check your mail today itself. Regarding music for cancer patients, I think a lot of parameters have to be taken into consideration like which is the area aected etc. More over I am not a music therapist to oer excellent curing ragas. But music and mantra/prayer together can bring in miracles to any disease. Right now, my humble advice is this. Subramanya Bhujangam is said to be an excellent CURE for all such diseases. Pray to Lord Subramanya while you chant this everyday having implicit faith in HIM. A Darsan to Thiruchendur Temple will also do a lot of good to you. There you get ilai Viboothi (illai means leaf) with sacred vibhoothi inside it. You have to take a pinch everyday and eat it a er chanting the Bhujangam. This leaf is Panineer leaf having great curing properties. But YOU HAVE TO SURRENDER YOURSELF AT HIS LOTUS FEET WITHOUT ANY DOUBT on his ability to cure all diseases. DONT LOSE HOPE. TRUST GOD. WHEN YOU ARE PASSING THROUGH ADIFFICULT STAGE, BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE NOT TRUDGING ALONE. VISUALISE THAT YOU
27 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

ARE STILL WALKING ONLY BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING CARRIED WITH THE INVISIBLE HANDS OF GOD. THANK HIM FOR EVERYTHING AND PRAY TO HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART SURRENDERING TO HIM COMPLETELY. YOUR ARE GOING TO RECOVER. HAVE A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE. BEST WISHES TO YOU. Also praying to GOD for your speedy recovery. Reply shakith basha | January 22, 2013 at 11:00 am now i have really disturb mind, when i read music therapy message big relief for my tension by shakith Reply Sanjay Chakravarty | February 21, 2013 at 7:08 am Anuradhaji, I tried to download the Bhagavad Gita and the Ragas and Timings. I am not able to download through mediare where these les are hosted. Is there any other way I can download them. Thanks. Reply anuradhamahesh | February 21, 2013 at 7:32 am Hello Sanjay Chakravarthy I just checked the links. They are working quite ne. Anyway for your convenience just try these links once more. Raga and Timings h p://www.mediare.com/?anzxa3mu32ggo06 Bhagavad Gita Raga Bowli h p://www.mediare.com/?20ohymkynym Reply Sanjay Chakravarty | February 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm Thanks for the help. I had some problem with Internet Explorer. I could download using a dierent browser. Reply Prizebabu | March 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm halo,madam will u pl send asthma&allergic bronchitis related music Reply anuradhamahesh | March 3, 2013 at 5:33 am Kindly download the excel worksheet posted in this page related to raga and timings and check for yourself. Secondly, I am not a music therapist and the topics posted in this page are the outcome of discussions by various experts in this eld.

28 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Reply Mohandas.P | March 8, 2013 at 6:01 am Music is related to spirituality. Our Great Rishis are Great Scientists. Reply Christallah | March 11, 2013 at 9:40 am Iam not sure about diseases like diabetes but denitely sure that music and really calm the mind, make it more rational and give it a direction provided it is approached as we approach meditation or prayer. But always felt that the eect is much more on people who have a musical bent of mind. To give a dierent view point, please also try listening to some of the compositions of Mozart which give tremendous calming eect to the mind. Reply Mahathi reddy | March 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm Hi madam!this remains as ur greatest contribution to mother INDIA.congratulations. Reply Sreenivasa Malavaiyavoor | April 11, 2013 at 1:37 am Hello Anuradha mam, This blog was very informative. Just what I was looking for. Thanks Reply senthil | May 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm hi wow.. great work.. excellent keep updating please.. always thankful to u Reply anuradhamahesh | May 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm Hello Senthil Thank you for the visit Reply Shyok Sinha | May 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm Hi excellent work can you tell me the use and benet of Raag Antardhwani? Thanks Reply anuradhamahesh | May 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm This was one of the favourite ragas of Pt.Shivkumar Sharma. The great musician himself says
29 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

that it is excellent for meditation.. Reply basen ogrodowy | June 14, 2013 at 8:01 am Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks! Reply subramanyam | June 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm Namastay, can you please also give insights about Ranjani ragam, i have heard great songs like sada saranga nayanay, really a wonderful song in a wonderful raga, really soul stirring one. There is also one song by sri chi i babu again in Ranjani ragam which is equally enchanting. I think there is something special about this raga. Reply anuradhamahesh | June 20, 2013 at 2:02 am Raga Ranjani is very soulful and melodic. Shall add this raga too to the priority list. Also welcome to this blog. Reply subramanyam | June 20, 2013 at 9:33 am Namastay, there is one book Ragaragini vidya penned by HH Ganapati sachidananda which gives great insights into raga chikitsa. Though I didnt read into the contents but there is a wealth of information available about curative properties of music. And i am happy that you have taken time to reply me.

Arvind Joshi | June 21, 2013 at 6:23 am I have a particular liking for Raga Hamsadhwani and Raga Deshkar.I also like Raga Bhupali , but not to the extent ot Raga Deshkar.I do not like ragas like Todi etc.What is the mystery behind this. Is there any spiritual or medical explanation. Reply anuradhamahesh | June 21, 2013 at 7:49 am The swaras forming the scale is the criteria that makes it bright or sober. Hamsadwani takes all Tivra Swaras which brings instant shine and beauty and liking for the same. The special feature of janta swaras and da u swaras adds colour and beauty to the raga. But Thodi, one of the most powerful raga in Carnatic Music has Komal swaras throughout the scale. It is one ragam where the mood or bhavam cannot be established by the mere notes but by the manner in which they are sung, especially the gamakams/oscillation associated with the notes.

30 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

These two ragas show the power of variety in swaras that form the scale and their inuence in the listener. Same Thodi can be brightly sung and the song Thaye Yasoda is an exemplary piece. The ability to render todi is o en considered to be the best measure of an artistes caliber. Reply Arvind Joshi | June 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm Thank you very much for the prompt reply.I am sorry I do not know much about classical musicjust the tip of the iceberg. Moreover, I am not aware of the terms used in Carnatic muciswhat are janta swara and da u swara. I know a li le bit of Hindustani music terminology.Could you please elaborate once again on my question.

anuradhamahesh | June 22, 2013 at 2:07 am Janta means twin swaras SS RR GG PP NN etc. Dhatu is skipping notes in between like SG GN PS etc.

Hyma | July 2, 2013 at 10:50 am Excellent information. I am very happy to know many things. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. God Bless you. Reply Mallikarjun Iyer | July 8, 2013 at 11:13 am useful information! How can go ahead in studying these aspects of music. Reply anuradhamahesh | July 8, 2013 at 11:30 am Just google Music Therapy study center chennai, you may get lots of suggestions. Reply hrushikesh | July 28, 2013 at 9:54 am Amazing information. Thank you so much Anuradhaji. Each one of us is a composite vibrational package (symphony). By listening to dierent ragas, we can change a discordant symphony to a melodious one and thus evolve towards perfect health and wholeness. I am working on the eld of Conscious Evolution. facebook.com/helloworld33 Would like to bother you from time to time on music therapy, if you so kindly permit. God bless You. Reply V RENGARAJAN | July 30, 2013 at 11:49 am Very informative and useful.
31 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Reply Jayanti | August 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm Dear Anuradha, I am reading this article over and again as I loved every bit of it. Please add more of such music therapy articles on your blog. I got inspired to visit your blog a er listening to Shri T V Sairam youtube video on Music or Nada therapy. Thank you, Sincerely, Jayanti Reply anuradhamahesh | August 12, 2013 at 1:15 am Hello Jayanthi Welcome to this blog. Denitely adding more topics related to the subject of music therapy. Reply Mrs. Prabha Ramaseshan | August 13, 2013 at 4:58 am Dear Anuradhamahesh, Yr blog seems to be very interesting n infromative. I am a lover of music n hv to still go through yr blog completely n sit n grasp all the information u hv wri en abt music. Reply bhuvana | September 24, 2013 at 7:23 am mam for headache u suggested raaga poorvi . can we listen any songs on raaga poorvi or any particular song should be listen on poorvi? pls clarify. Bhuvana Reply anuradhamahesh | September 24, 2013 at 10:32 am Even Raga Mohanam is good for migraine headache. I have uploaded several volumes of music in Mohanam too. You can listen to any song in these ragas..No restrictions. But you should be in a relaxed mood completely immersed in the music..Take a 20 minute duration..In my case, I prefer instrumental music.. Reply Radha | September 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm Hallo mam, my brothers son is 4yrs old. His problem is behaviour disorder. He is taking homeopathy medicines. I need your advice for that.

32 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Reply anuradhamahesh | October 1, 2013 at 4:14 am Hello Radha I am not a therapist rst of all. My suggestion is to identify the childs talent. Harness your sons creative potential. Identify in what he is good at. Drawing, Painting,Colouring, Music..,Playing cricket, shu le or swimming..etc and start giving training in that particular talent. If it is hyper activity, it also require medical intervention. Improve your childs mood and try bringing down his anger or irritation by playing Raga Sahana.. . Generally a child misbehaves if there is lot of stress in his life..Normal children copes up with it, but kids with the behaviour disorder cannot stand this stress and it all pours out in the form of anger, irritation,physical aggressiveness etc. He may also have temper tantrums, or talk back to their parents or teachers. Teach him Keyboard or any other instrument where both the hands of the kid are engaged. Music can lower the levels of tension and anxiety by providing this pleasurable, non-confrontive, non-threatening environment. Relaxation is directly facilitated by music providing an important break for the emotionally disordered child. The music session can allow the child to relax and have fun without even realizing that a therapeutic process may be taking place. Many parents of children having Behaviour Disorder punish their children harshly and are very critical of them. This will aggravate the situation causing more harm. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR KID Reply vayanko ackal | October 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm Aum Gayathri Nama: vandanam Thanks a lot Madam.That was a lot of information and Extremely useful too. sasneham, May GOD Bless You. Reply Aishwarya rajan | October 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm i am soooo happy a er reading dis article as i am also a beginner in classical it was soo useful ..thank u mam..god bless you.. Reply Praveen | October 12, 2013 at 8:15 am I am suering from schizophrenia and taking medicines from last 7 years. Can you suggest me which raaga helps me. I will be very happy.

33 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

Reply anuradhamahesh | October 12, 2013 at 10:25 am Sankarabharanam and Darbarikanada is said to be good.. Reply HariPrasad & Seshikala | October 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm i , Hari Prasad Age : 45, married in 1999 we do not have children since 14 years of our marriage with tears in my eyes typing this, we consulted so many doctors and hospitals and taken alopathy, homeopathy, & ayurvedic medicines for children but their is no use. my request is can u please tell us which raga can change our mood from all the tensions and pressures we will be the happiest parents the day we became parents please please guide us,.i and my wife very much worried and disturbed,.awaiting ur reply at the earliest.i dont want anything else in this world.sairam. Reply anuradhamahesh | October 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm Hello HariPrasad & Seshikala To be very honest, I do not know which raga bestows you with children. As far as I know, it is the SUPREME POWER/SOUl-the GOD ALMIGHTY, the DOCTOR of doctors is the only source for you to turn. Kneel down and pray to HIM with all your heart. Observe Shasti Vratham. Fasting on Shashti and praying to Lord Subramanya and chanting Subramanya Bhujangam has brought miracle in the lives of many couples. You are fortunate that Skanda Shashti is coming in a couple of weeks. To be very precise on Nov. 8th. I remember that a family friend of mine who did not have kids for 16 years a er marriage, did this and they were blessed with two boys one a er the other. Every month you have to observe Shashti Vratham. The condition is that you have to visit the Thiruchendur Temple with the kid a er he/she completes one year a er their birth. Praying for you..MAY GOD BLESS YOU.. Anuradha Mahesh Reply HariPrasad & Seshikala | October 23, 2013 at 7:25 am Thanks for your valuable reply Madam

rajanish | January 22, 2014 at 3:08 am For gaining condence, which raga is useful ? Please also share your email add so that I can write to you about some problems Reply anuradhamahesh | January 22, 2014 at 3:29 am It is said that listening to Kalyani creates a positive frame of mind thereby increasing condence..My email id is anuradha7.mahesh@gmail.com. Please note that I am not a music
34 of 35 28-Jan-14 15:20

Music Therapy for Wellness | ANURADHA MAHESH

http://anuradhamahesh.wordpress.com/music-therapy/

therapist. Reply Subbier Balakrishnan | January 27, 2014 at 10:23 am Mohanam,Nalinakanthi are two such ragas which give condence in life this is my experience Bala Reply

Blog at WordPress.com. | The Misty Lake Theme. Follow

Follow ANURADHA MAHESH


Powered by WordPress.com

35 of 35

28-Jan-14 15:20