Singing as a spiritual practice

Greetings Favored One!

I love that salutation Rev. Janice Cary gave to our congregation at Unity of Fort Pierce during the last holiday season!  It’s true!  You are highly favored and we would love to have you join our choir. Are you a shower crooner with a secret desire to sing in public?  Your musical gifts talents are just waiting to be shared!  The Voices of Unity Choir meets every Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the church where we enjoy:

🎶  Singing beautiful music together.

🎶  Preparing songs for Sunday services and special holiday performances.

🎶  Spending quality time with other spiritually minded people building our relationships.

🎶  Laughing and having a lot of fun in the process!

We would also love to have you perform a solo – either vocal or instrumental.

Here we offer five good reasons why joining our choir might be the best thing you ever did.

Benefits of Joining the Choir

1.  Musicality
Its official, singing in a choir improves the way you hear music, it draws out your innate musical ability and intensifies your appreciation of harmony. There is a natural learning curve that occurs quite organically as a consequence of singing regularly in a group that strengthens your ear.

2.  Mental Health

Studies have shown that the mental health benefits of choral singing include enhanced brain function, strengthened feelings of togetherness, and the release of endorphins and oxytocin resulting in reduced stress and depression.

3.  Confidence
It’s surprising how many people are told at school they can’t sing, a myth that can discourage potential singers for decades. Most people don’t imagine they will ever perform in front of an audience, and to experience this for the first time as part of a choir can be life changing.  The truth is that, unless there is hearing loss, anyone can learn to sing.

4.  Belonging

The modern world is one where people are increasingly isolated. Social media networks offers a semblance of community but the lack of contact with people in real time and space can intensify feelings of alienation. Singing has been central to religion and ritual as a way of connecting communities since ancient times. Being part of a group working towards a shared endeavor, can fulfil this human need for belonging.

5.  Aerobic and toning
A proper singing session is a wonderful workout for the lungs. The actions of warming up, breathing deeply and opening the diaphragm all oxygenate the blood, creating more white blood cells, which strengthens the whole body.  Singing also improves your posture and tones your stomach muscles – a strong core supports the spine.

So, what are you waiting for?
To sign up or gain more information, please contact Rev. Janice Cary

Or

Kathy Osking by phone (772) 971-7037  or by email at osking1@hotmail.com

Light & Love!
Kathy Osking

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