Speaking of the healing effects of sound, let alone the health benefits of having fun,  I can affect my heartbeat, my blood pressure, my entire body’s systems as well as my entire mental state by simply creating a rhythmic pattern on a hand drum.…….changing my vibration…..calming me or exciting me.

I find drumming my fingers in a rhythmic pattern to have a more relaxing effect than a steady, flat, palm rhythm.  I tend to think that is because of its resemblance to the sound of the rain at night as it falls on the skylight  above my bed.