Drumming releases endorphins, enkephalins and Alpha waves in the brain which are associated with general feelings of well being and euphoria. The act of drumming can serve as a from of self expression were you can literally drum away negative feelings . Drumming has even been used therapeutically to help addicts deal with their emotions.
Drumming aligns your body and mind with the natural world – The Greek origin of the word “rhythm” is “to flow.” Drumming allows you to flow with the rhythms of life by simply feeling the beat.
Provides a way to access a higher power – Shamans often use drumming as a means to integrate mind, body and spirit. They focus on the whole body and then integrate the healing at both the physical and spiritual level by drumming, which connects spiritual forces.
Induces deep relaxation. In one study, blood samples from participants who participated in an hour-long drumming session revealed a reversal in stress hormones.