Perhaps those piano lessons were forced into as child did you some good after all. A study published in Heart magazine found that when subjects were played samples of music,
the faster the tempo, the more the listeners' breathing
and heart rates rose; but afterwards this arousal dropped to a lower level than before the music was played. It makes them really2 love music, and so do I. (Erm, if you don't prefer indie, rock, etc.. there's still nasyeed right?)
Plus, the effect was stronger on those subjects with musical training (wherein you learn to synchronise breathing with the music). Researches suspect this relaxing effect could be good for the heart. Go music!Music!Music! Go! Go! Go!