What is Sound Healing?
What is Sound Healing (also known as Vibrational Sound Therapy) ?
Just like tuning a musical instrument, your body can be tuned to come back into energetic balance.
Vibrational Sound Therapy is the practice of using sound (vibration) frequencies to realize and correct imbalances. Sound is a form of energy or Chi and the entire body absorbs and emits sound. Using the correct vibrational frequencies promotes healing and brings the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies back into energetic balance. Sound can reach places that traditional medicine cannot go.
it is said each chakra relates to a musical note and we can make changes to the chakras with combinations of those notes. In the physical body, sound vibration can rapidly alter your body’s biochemistry and bring your body’s systems and organs back into harmonic balance. Different parts of the brain are affected by the sounds, promoting the release of hormones and neuro-chemicals that can bring about almost instantaneous feelings of peace, deep relaxation, stress reduction, increased blood flow, enhanced immune response, fully integrated body & mind, and transcendence to higher levels of consciousness.
Since each chakra in our body has a corresponding color and color translates into vibrational frequency, I utilize both sound and color in my practice.
I go as I am guided and may use any combination of color, my voice, crystal singing bowls, tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, gongs, conch horn, or tingsha to bring you back into balance as each of these tools bring their own unique properties to the healing session.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Resonance is an amazing phenomenon that occurs in nature. Scientific studies have shown that sound can produce changes in the human body. It is a well-known scientific fact that anything that vibrates has a natural resonant frequency and will spontaneously begin to vibrate in response to external vibrations (good or bad). This sympathetic vibration is called resonance, which literally means to re-sound or to echo. Vibrational Sound Therapy works on this principle of resonance. When there is a blockage or the body is “out of tune” the organ or system has stopped vibrating at its healthy frequency. By using sound, light, color and intention, we work to bring the body back into vibrational balance.
HOW DO WE BECOME OUT OF BALANCE?
Sometimes when we are around negative vibrations (energy), our bodies begin to pick up that frequency and we fall out of balance. A very basic example is being around negative people then finding yourself feeling negative, off-balance or drained. The same is true about positive or healthy vibrations. When you are around positive or healthy, balanced people your body will begin to echo that frequency and you may find yourself feeling better or happier than before.
When energy does not flow freely from the chakras, the body does not function properly. A chakra can be deficient or be in excess, or congested or blocked. This can be felt on a mental, emotional or physical level and disease may result. We need to re-establish the free flow of energy in order to come back into balance for health and well-being.
CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTS YOU USE IN SOUND HEALING?
Conch Horn - One of the 8 auspicious symbols in Buddhism and one of the earliest instruments known to man. The conch has unique properties that are not contained in any other sound healing tools. The conch can deeply penetrate imbalanced areas that other instruments cannot, stimulating and vibrating the cells to release, cleanse and balance. It is said that the conch represents Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. I have had many clients comment that troubling physical areas vibrate immediately when the conch is swept over them and continue to pleasantly vibrate even after the session has ended.
Crystal Singing Bowls - My bowls are made in the USA from 99.992% Pure Quartz. Quartz Crystal holds the vibration of white light (all colors), which ultimately refracts into the rainbow and acts directly on our Chakras when played. Aside from positive physical effects, it has the power to bring about a positive shift in our consciousness. Crystal is able to maintain the balance of electro-magnetic energies between the north and south poles. It is extremely accurate and consistent. The foundation of timekeeping systems in all of our contemporary watches is quartz crystal. The same electro-magnetic field exists within all life forms and the Quartz integrates the balance in our own electro-magnetic energies.
"Each bowl was carefully hand selected and harmonically balanced with every other bowl, just as you would choose instruments for a great orchestra, in order to produce the most amazing experience possible."
At this time, I have 13 Chakra Tuned Singing Bowls, 3 very special Atlantean Wands (clear crystal hand bowls), an amazing crystal Pyramid Chime (I use for space clearing services and Heart Healing), and a pure crystal Glockenspiel tuned to the sacred frequency of 432hz which is the frequency of the universe - light, time, space and matter, fundamental to nature, it has a profound effect on our consciousness and is said the repair our bodies on the cellular level and our DNA, it is the tuning used by ancient cultures.
Drum - The drum is very powerful for grounding, working with the lower chakras, enhancing the circulatory system, adrenal exhaustion, and stimulating the life force. When the drum is played close to the body we feel it within the chest cavity. It is the primal sound of mother’s heartbeat.
"Among musical instruments, the drum (has) the greatest power to tune to life energy. The surface of the Earth and the vault of the Sky are like drumheads. The steady drumming...causes the Earth and Sky to resonate, like the heartbeat of Nature." - Kenneth Cohen, Honoring the Medicine.
Gong - The gong has been around since the Bronze Age. It is an ancient shamanic instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation, containing the sacred seed sound of OM (Aum) that affects the third eye and the pituitary and pineal glands, increasing our intuition, connecting us to divine wisdom and universal love. When we are not functioning at our optimum, we are out of tune, so to speak. The body will respond to the balancing tones of the gong and try to match its tune of healthy resonance. Physically, the gong takes us to a state of deep relaxation releasing energetic blocks, vibrating the cells, as it balances the glandular and nervous systems, increases prana (vital life force energy) and improves circulation. The gong also works deeply on the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. The gong helps us to rise to the 4th dimension (the blue ethers) where we can begin our own self-healing, access our authentic self, our truth and our wisdom, while we are in a state of non-judgment (the neutral observer). As the gong brings things to the surface for release, whether emotions such as fear, physical issues, or old patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us, it also assists in allowing for a clearer path to hearing our heart's truth and our intuition.
Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga and Gong said, “Vibrate the cosmos and the cosmos shall clear the path.” On a spiritual level, the gong helps us to clear our path of obstacles so that we may live life from our hearts and our truth, and not from our limiting negative beliefs.
Tibetan Singing Bowls - These bowls are actually a type of bell that are just shaped like a bowl. Tibetan bowls, tingsha, bells and gongs all belong to the same musical instrument class - idiophones. The origins of Tibetan bowls are shrouded in mystery, but it is believed they date back to the Bronze Age. The harmonic sounds created by these bowls quickly aid the meditative process. It is said they contain the sacred sound of OM (Aum). The beautiful tones and overtones produced by the bowls are heard through the ears and felt in the body. They are excellent for reducing stress through deep relaxation, endorphin release and allow many people to experience a more restful sleep. They also balance the body’s energy centers, remove toxins and promote self-healing within the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Tingsha - Tibetan Tingsha are small cymbals joined together by a leather strap or chain. The cymbals are struck together producing a unique long ringing sound and produce harmonic overtones. Tingsha is used to create a meditative vibration and call one into the present moment as well as for clearing energy.
Tuning Forks - Tapping tuning forks can swiftly affect your body’s biochemistry and bring your muscles, organs and nervous system, back into harmonic balance. Tuning forks can also reduce stress by creating deep feelings of peace and relaxation. They also have profound effects on the immune system and can release energetic blocks and balance the chakras.
Voice - A simple and very good instrument of sound healing is the voice. Certain pitches and harmonics are able to relax, soothe and affect energy centers. Toning, chanting and overtone singing are powerful yet subtle tools to assist in the healing process.