takes us
Beyond Disability
Dancing Amputee
Sudha Chandran was born to family in Chennai, South India
She completed her Masters in Economics from Mumbai. On one of her return
trips from Mumbai to Chennai she met with an accident resulting in the
amputation of her right leg.
Sudha was given an artificial leg and despite this terrible disability, she became
one of the most accomplished and acclaimed dancers of the Indian
Sudha has received and still receives invitations to perform all over the world.
She has been honored with numerous awards and appears often on Hindi
television and in films.
The Amazing Benefits of Music Therapy
Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH
Music has the power to help you fight stress and even manage pain, and healing music
works whether you prefer heavy metal, country, opera, or something else entirely.
Music can protect the heart.
A study of 10 healthy adults in their mid-thirties showed that their blood flowed 26
percent more easily when they were listening to music they defined as joyful, an increase in blood flow similar to aerobic
activity. Listening to music can’t replace a workout, but appears to be good for the heart. And if high blood pressure is a
concern, try this prescription: at least 12 minutes of Mozart three times a week can help lower your blood pressure,
according to another study.
Music therapy fights addiction.
Participating in group music-making can help people struggling with addiction
find relaxation, social connection, and emotional release.
Celebrate Musicians
Listen to saxophonist Kenny G who has asthma. Jam
to one of The Osmonds’ albums featuring Alan
Osmond. He and his son, David, were both diagnosed
with multiple sclerosis. Sway to ballads by singersongwriter, record producer and multiinstrumentalist Stevie Wonder, who is blind. Or
reminisce to tunes belted out by iconic singer and
actress Cher who has dyslexia. Others artists with
disabilities you may enjoy include Ray Charles, John
Mellencamp, Susan Boyle, Teddy Pendergrass, Jewel
and Andrea Bocelli. Fans of Disney’s “Frozen” can
sign along to the American Sign Language version of
the hit song “Let It Go.
Refresh, Restore and Renew
Your Life!
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Call for Information
on Their Way)
Little Words of Wisdom
There's nothing like music to relieve the
soul and uplift it.
- Mickey Hart
Director’s Corner
John T. Coats, II
Keep A Positive Song On Your Heart
Music can be a powerful force. In fact, it is sometimes banned (along with steroids and stimulant drugs) to prevent athletes
from gaining an unfair advantage during competitions. Why, because of music's ability to energize and increase endurance. As
a musician and lover of music I know that the right tunes can be a great aid for those of us who still need a little push to get
ourselves moving.
How does music boost motivation so strongly and otherwise help get us through the most tedious of tasks?
One of music’s energizing effects comes from its ability to engage the body’s sympathetic nervous system. The activation of this
system readies the body for action whenever we face challenges. Airways open, the heart rate accelerates, and muscles are
primed to move. Auditory signals , abrupt sounds or those that suddenly increase in frequency or volume trigger alerting
responses and increase physiological arousal. A simple increase in the pace of the music we listen to can quicken our pulse and
accelerate our breathing. Music can be great for physical exercise or a boring task that might put you to sleep; so turn it up!
Physical and mental endurance can also be enhanced by music’s capacity to draw our attention away from the negative aspects
of a task. The brain’s attention system, which includes some of the top and outermost regions of the frontal and parietal lobes,
acts to enhance neural activity in areas that contribute to whatever we are focused on and reduces activity from other areas of
the brain. Focusing on a favorite song combats de-motivating brain signals associated with fatigue or boredom.
In the exercise domain, music can be particularly effective in moderately intense exercise. And while music does not seem to
reduce the perceived strain of highly intense exercise, upbeat music can also increase positive feelings about the intensity of
the exercise compared to those of individuals who listened to less intense music.
So the next time you face a daunting task, think of a strategic musical choice to give your brain and body a motivational boost.
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Music in the Air at MOBILE
The air was full of rhythm and harmony during MOBILE’s annual “Spring
Fling”, March 31, 2015. Margi Moriarity, a musician, music teacher and wife
of John Moriarty, Pastor of Chapel on the Vine Church presented on ‘The
History of Musical Instruments, played and sang an array of American music
pieces. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of fun, special music, and a variety of
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