"In the rhythm of music a secret is hidden; if I were to divulge it, it would overturn the world." ~ Rumi
Sound Healing or Sound Therapy - What it is and How it Works
The purpose of sound healing is three-fold:
* to align body and mind with the universe
* to attune organs and bodily systems with each other
* to create a state of bliss that can be recalled at will
In the simplest of terms, sound healing aims to heal us and bring us back to a state of wholeness. It encompasses the entirety of the human being through treatment of body, mind and spirit, ultimately providing us with desirable experiences on all levels of our being.
Sound Healing is an ancient practice dating back to pre-Shamanistic times that uses sound frequencies to re-awaken intrinsic energies within you, coupled with brainwave entrainment to bring body, mind and spirit back into alignment.
Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls are 'struck and sung' in specific rhythmic patterns to create vibrational sound harmonics that impact the sympathetic nervous system as your brain waves synchronize to the vibrations of the bowls. The harmonic vibrations engage the relaxation reflex and slow down the respiratory, brain and heart rate, disrupting the pain response and creating a deep sense of well being and clarity.
In this deep state of relaxation, you can sense your True Self. The unity of body, mind, and spirit is easier to access, encouraging a blissful reconnection with our core essence while creating the perfect "container" for healing to occur. Repetition of this practice creates the cellular memory needed to maintain that deeper connection to your True Self and good health.
Sound Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well being and better health. Sound has also been shown to be a vital part of the healing process for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and side effects especially for pain relief management. Many recipients feel the effects of the treatment for several days afterward, reporting a deep sense of tranquility, sound sleep and clarity of thought.
During our waking state, the normal frequency of our brain waves is that of Beta. Sound tools entrain the brain to move into the deeper Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies. These are the frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind and intuition. Modern medicine can now measure and thus confirm the practice of sound as a means to promote healing. Thus, sound is a type of energy medicine that creates the sacred space in which people can heal from stress disorders, pain, depression, the emotional roller coaster and more.