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World’s best way to instantly reduce your Stress level and Anxiety – Karthik Shanmugam

● Top 10 songs found to be most relaxing on earth.
● Aquariums : Miniature bio-diversity of Nature.
● No. 5 is Strawberry swing," by Coldplay.
● Music at 60 beats per minute is the key.
● Humans are hardwired to coexist with Nature.

Get ready to calm your nervous system.

Scientists at the National Marine Aquarium recently had the chance to study the effects of human stress level after looking at an aquarium for few minutes and found that it significantly reduced the heart rate and blood pressure.
Some researchers even believe that gazing at an aquarium for a couple of minutes is one of few ways of natural meditation. It’s not that surprising a result – Aquariums have always been known to be calm and relaxing.

But why does it work so effectively?

Throughout the existence of human life on earth, we have always co-existed with nature, trying to understand the beauty of its existence and communicating physically and mentally to survive alongside it.

This strong bonding towards nature is what is making us crave for a little green space around us, as we are surrounded by the never ending expansion of concrete structures in the name of urbanisation. But the research is clear, Aquariums are the oasis of the modern world.

Aquariums are a small string that connects the bridge between the current environment and the environment of the evolutionary adaptation of tribal life on theSavanna. Aquariums replicate this very biodiversity of the nature and brings a sense of attachment and oneness when we observe or experience it.

Did you know, that you can instantly quadruple the experience of observing an aquarium with a simple trick?

Music, yes music! Sound therapies have always been used to relax and restore mental health. For centuries, many cultures have used music to enhance the well-being and improve health conditions.
Now neuroscientists from UK have specified which tunes can lower your heart rate and the stress hormone cortisol.

Cortisol is a major hormone responsible for Obesity. A recent research from Harvard and Stanford found health issues from job stress alone cause more deaths than Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or Influenzas.

According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mind lab International , which conducted the research says, the song “Weightless” designed by Marconi Union in collaboration with sound therapists produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested till date.

You can watch the video here

Another study by researchers from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore saw subjects report a dramatic reduction in stress level and an increased sense of physical relaxation when they listened to music that played at 60 beats per minute.

Below are the top 10 songs found to be most relaxing on earth -

10. "We Can Fly," by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)
9. "Canzonetta Sull'aria," by Mozart
8. "Someone Like You," by Adele
7. "Pure Shores," by All Saints
6. "Please Don't Go," by Barcelona
5. "Strawberry Swing," by Coldplay
4. "Watermark," by Enya
3. "Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)," by DJ Shah
2. "Electra," by Airstream
1. "Weightless," by Marconi Union
Marconi Union's ambient tune, which combines piano and guitars with atmospheric and synthetic sounds, is eight minutes long, because it takes about five minutes for your body to synchronize with a rhythm, a process known as entrainment.
source Insider

The song was also designed not to have a repeating melody so that the brain does not try to predict what will come next, which is said to help induce a deeper sense of relaxation. It's apparently so effective that people are advised not to listen to it while they drive.


Science is clear: If you want your body and mind to be healthy, you got to prioritize them to rest. Listening to the above listed music when you are around an aquarium is one of the best way to take some pressure off all your meetings, appointments, messages and deadlines that can easily spike your cortisol levels and keep you stressed and anxious.

What is your favourite stress alleviating songs ? Comment below.
P.S : We may use this as recommendation to play in our gallery.

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