We all melted into one: A harmonious electric rhythm.
Fast forward to today.
I reflect back on that night has one of the most fun and moving nights I’ve had.
And after some research I discovered why this was and will share that with you, so you can experience it too!
What is a Drum Circle?
According to Wikipedia“A drum circle is any group of people playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of players to circles with thousands of participants”
What are the Benefits of a Drum Circle?
It seems new researchis now verifying the healing effects of ancient rhythm generated from drums. Research shows that drumming helps with physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of wellness, can release emotional trauma, and produce reintegration of the self.
… More Benefits
Reduces Tension and Stress
Drumming create deep relaxation.
This relaxation can lower blood pressure and reduces stress.
Stress, according to WebMD, contributes to many diseases and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, diabetes, and immune system breakdowns.
Boosts Immune system
A recent study shows that group drumming increases cancer-killing cells, which helps the body fight cancer as well as other viruses and diseases.
Creates Altered States of Consciousness
Rhythmic drumming creates an altered state.
These states have lots of therapeutic properties. A study by Barry Quinn, Ph.D. shows a drumming session can double alpha brain wave activity and dramatically reducing stress.
The brain goes from Beta waves (a focused and concentration mode) to Alpha waves (calm and relaxed state), creating feelings of euphoria and wellness.