Stress – A Modern Disease
Stress is a blight no modern day life. It is a constant theme in our day – to – day existence – a consequence of over – ambitious, over – burdened, fast paced living. Abundance of stress contributes to approximately 85 percent of all medical problems and is the root cause of many diseases in this modern day world. Constant stress damages more than just the health. It destroys one’s judgment and distorts the decision – making process. It impairs one’s ability to concentrate and affects efficiency. Constant stress has been shown to shrink the hippocampus, a region of the brain that controls memory and concentration.
Stop Living with Stress – Resort to Music Therapy!
While it may not be possible to eradicate stress completely, life can definitely be replenished to reduce the effect of this overabundance of stress. Music is one such powerful source of replenishment that has the capacity to create a utopia just about anywhere. Music is vested with the innate capacity to decimate the collected layers of tensions and stress drenches the soul with the waves of serenity and peace. Through its palliative or curative effects upon mental, emotional or behavioral disorders, it de – stresses our mind and body holistically, thus transporting us to a higher plane of existence.
De – Stress with the Sound of Sarod
‘Refresh’ – a part of the de – stress series, comprising of melodious Sarod strains rendered by Arnab Chakrabarty, serves as a refreshing album for the tired mind and the body. Based on the underlying theme that physical health results from a healthy mind, ‘Refresh’ works at easing the tensions of the mind by generating positive endorphins and by easing stress Raag Baageshri, Malhaar, Piloo, Bihag, Kanada, Jhinjhoti, Tilak Kamod and Kafi – all Raags that stimulate the mind thus cleansing the emotional and spiritual system. Baageshri, a stimulating Raag is believed o cure insomnia by controlling and soothing the mind overwhelmed by despair and defeat. Raag Malhaar, Pillo and Tilak Kamod are believed to tackle stress related troubles, Raag Kanada is considered effective in controlling hypertension and common cold, Raag Jhunjhoti is a feel good Raag that induces solace, Raag Bihag is believed to induce peaceful sleep while Raag Kafi is believed to cure sleep disorders.
Refresh & Unwind with Arnab Chakrabarty
Musician Arnab Chakrabarty, who has been an international performer on the Sarod since age 14, fuses a highly practiced, virtuoso approach with erudition and knowledge. Already considered an innovator in the real of Sarod music, Arnab has redesigned the Sarod as more ergonomic and mechanically sophisticated instrument. He is also the only Sarod player to attempt a full – fledged adaptation of Vilayat Khan’s Sitar style on to his Sarod, considered a matter of great technical difficulty. He has contributed to the process of assimilating the khayal vocal style into Sarod’s expressive range by helping modify the instrument and has reentyl invented and patented an electric Sarod, the first instrument of its kind.
Experience refreshing bliss as the mind enters the heart of relaxation with the tranquil echo of his Sarod. Get transported to the haven of musical bliss and feel refreshed!
De – Stress Refresh
1. Raag Nayaki Kanhada
2. Raag Baageshri
3. Raag Tilak Kamod
4. Raag Piloo
5. Raag Miyan Ki Malhar
6. Raag Jhinjhoti
7. Raag Zilha Kafi
8. Raag Bihag
Arnab Chakrabarty on Sarod
Tabla by Aneesh Pradhan
Recorded at Neosonic Sound Systems, Mumbai
Recorded by Avinash Oak and Mahesh Ambrekar