Legendary composers like Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin instinctively understood the profound effect that music can have on our emotions and physical bodies. Now, bestselling author and physician Dr. Andrew Weil has joined with producer and sound researcher Joshua Leeds to bring you Dr. Andrew Weil's Music for Self-Healing series—classical music for promoting good health.
With the Relax and De-Stress app, the first of the series, enjoy soothing classical music scientifically selected and performed to reduce physical tension, dispel anxiety, and create inner calm. The award-winning Apollo Chamber Ensemble performs each piece with the guidance of the sound-healing research of Dr. Weil and Joshua Leeds.
Through subtle rearrangement and emphasis on the underlying psychoacoustic harmonics embedded in the music, these renowned musicians draw out each composition's innate healing potential. Masterpieces such as Debussy's Reverie and Vivaldi's Winter movement are arranged in careful order, each track easing the listener into a deeper state of tranquility. The Relax and De-Stress app can help you slow down from a hard day's work, prepare for a good night's sleep, or simply unwind with some of the greatest work of classical composers.
The Relax and De-Stress app features:
- Classical music for optimum calm: the Apollo Chamber Ensemble performs psychoacoustically arranged music of Bach, Brahms, Debussy, and more (1 hour of audio)
- Liner notes including listening suggestions and the science behind psychoacoustic techniques
- A Good Minute—video selections that offer concentrated wisdom to inspire you anytime
- A relaxing slide show
- An interactive vine garden to enjoy while listening (iPad only)
- Bookmarking to help you easily find your favorite content
About the Authors
Joshua Leeds is a sound researcher, music producer, and educator. He is one of few published authorities in the emerging field of psychoacoustics—the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system—and bioacoustics—how human sound affects other living beings. He is the author of The Power of Sound, Sonic Alchemy, and Through A Dog's Ear (Sounds True, 2008). His application-specific soundtracks are used in homes, clinics, and classrooms around the world. He presents seminars internationally and is a faculty member of the California Institute of Integral Studies, located in San Francisco.
Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. He is founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson and is director of Integrative Health & Healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Tucson. Dr. Weil’s bestselling books include Spontaneous Happiness, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, and Spontaneous Healing, and his popular audio programs with Sounds True include The Healthy Heart Kit and Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing.