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Coasting : Issue 8 Feb 2010
17 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING FEATURE COASTING HEALTH "Just repeating simple rhythms over and over again helps you to feel really balanced and that feeling often lasts throughout the week." For more information on drumming sessions see www.inrhythm.com.au . BEAT THIS: Jacqui Houston and Karen Moore have discovered that the soothing sounds of West African drums can instantly boost their mood. Picture by Aaron Brown. report feelings of relaxation, increased wellbeing and even mild euphoria." Jacqui Houston discovered group drumming was a great way to counter a stressful job. "For me, it's a chance to completely cut off. When I'm drumming I don't think about anything else and I get to feel happy for an hour and a half," she said. "Drumming is often seen as an alternate thing but you get your doctors and your lawyers coming along. There's people from all walks of life." Sessions are held weekly, or can be booked for business groups or retreats. Typically, participants form a "drum circle" and are taught rhythms which gradually become more complex. Drum circle facilitator Heath Jeffrey says he has met very few people who can't learn the art of drumming. "A lot of people say they have no rhythm, but we all have a heartbeat, we can all walk. Most people catch on pretty quickly," Jeffrey said.
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