Numerous studies concur that much elation is to be derived from the act of singing. This could be from the endorphins said to be released during this act; or indeed from the release of the feel good chemical – serotonin. Elation may also occur because of the release of oxytocin – known as the social bonding hormone. When combined, these can do wonders for emotional and social wellbeing – helping to reduce anxiety, isolation and depression.
The deep breathing element of this uplifting session makes it a great initiative for stress relief.
Group singing is said to increase a sense of belonging – thus boosting social wellbeing.