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I can’t believe I’ve never used my AirPods for music until now. Lesson in stepping outside comfort zone received.

Believe it or not, the first time I put both my earbuds in to listen to music was during my first intune practice with Andrew. He motioned for me to put in the other one, and I nodded and did as I was told. The practice was incredible, and the songs I chose sounded so good. I hadn’t been totally honest when Andrew asked me if the volume was loud enough, so I was eager to listen again later with the volume pumped up a bit.

My jaw dropped. It was as if I’d never heard my favorite songs before. And the truth is, I hadn’t, not like this. Not like that in actual sound quality or experience. I was dedicating time every day to intune and it was taking my understanding and relationship with the songs and artists to another level. All my senses were fully activated, and I found myself approaching each moment with excitement that felt new and different. I had goosebumps and tears in my eyes as I took in moments I’d not fully appreciated before, I was shocked at how differently everything sounded and that amazement hasn’t left me since!

Fascinated by the physical sensations that music was having on my body, a little research uncovered the name for the tingles, chills, and goosebumps we receive specifically from music: Frisson (Free-sohn). How cool is that? I recommend checking out this article below on frisson which also includes a few shiver-inducing performances to enjoy!

This daily intune practice journey continues to bring new discoveries and my head is just also clearer. Definitely processing the changes and enjoying the journey. More to come.

Photo credit: Shutterstock / Warren Goldswain

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