Those of us who love to sing have always sensed that singing makes us high. Now the academic research has proven it! We are passing along this article about a study at the University of Oxford in England. Here’s one passage that talks about singing.
One [experiment] looked at members of a charismatic-type religious group that participated in a service that involved “communal singing, accompanied by clapping and a great deal of upper body movement.” Their subsequent pain threshold was higher than that of a group of people participating in an Anglican prayer meeting that did not involve music.
Apparently, singing triggers the body to release endorphins, sometimes referred to as nature’s opiates.