2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
The review of psychological and molecular effects of music and meditation on performance of sports persons
Author(s): Jaswinder Kaur
This paper provides a description review of recent theory, research and applications relating to the psychophysical effects of Synchronous and asynchronous music in the sport and exercise fields. The beneficial effect of using music in competitive sport has a long history and a strong instinctual appeal. Music has the capacity to capture attention, stimulation, generate emotion, change or regulate mood, evoke memories, increase work output, reduce inhibitions, and encourage rhythmic movement. All the above said variables have potential applications in sport and exercise..A simple example involves the tendency for humans to respond to the rhythmical qualities of music by synchronizing movement patterns to tempo. Synchronous music has been reliably shown to produce an ergogenic effect. Therefore, if athletes or exercisers work in time to music, they will likely work harder for longer. Responses to asynchronous, or background, music are less predictable and beneficial effects are less reliable, although considerable potential remains if certain principles are followed. An example is that fast, upbeat music produces a stimulative effect whereas slow, soft music produces a sedative effect. Several evidence-based examples are presented of how music has been used effectively in our work as applied practitioners with groups ranging from exercise participants to elite athletes.
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Jaswinder Kaur. The review of psychological and molecular effects of music and meditation on performance of sports persons. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):357-362.