RTÉ Lyric FM have a new series on mindfulness that includes music and expert advice
The first instalment is now available to listen back to.
If you're feeling a bit stressed, overwhelmed or just a little glum right now we've spotted a new series that might help you become a little more mindful rather than just having a mind that's full.
In a series of live broadcasts from RTÉ Radio Centre, presenter Liz Nolan will be joined by experts in the fields of psychology, fitness and holistic living to offer some advice on how to be the best versions of ourselves.
As well as this, the programme will intersperse specially curated music from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. There have been multiple studies pertaining to how music affects our mood, so classical music could really help to alleviate feelings of anxiety.
The ability of music to relax our bodies and minds is the subject of the first programme in the Music and the Mind series, which is now available to listen to.
When it comes to knowing what music can most effectively relax us, music therapist and guest on the first instalment, Dr Hilary Moss says it's down to the individual:
"There are some common features of music which lend themselves to relaxation, for example, soft, slow, tonal music. But the wonderful magic of music is it’s emotional power, and this makes music impossible to prescribe. "
"We must not forget, however, that our everyday use of music can contribute to a healthy mind. Choose to listen to music which will help you relax on the drive home from work, make a play list to help you get to sleep and use music to create an atmosphere at home where the kids and parents end up dancing around the kitchen."
Music and the Mind runs on RTÉ lyric fm from 3-4pm on Fridays 11th, 18th and 25th January 2019, as part of The Full Score with Liz Nolan. Listen to the series here, or watch the series on the RTÉ lyric fm Facebook page.