Welcome to the wonders of Sound!
Sound healing has been used for centuries for meditation, curing disorders, boost morale in military troops and increase productivity etc.
Basically, everything around us is made up of energy and vibrating at different frequency. Sound healing uses the vibrations of sound to relax your whole being.
Sound healing uses instruments or voice to release or clear any energetic blockages and to induce a calming and restful state within the body. Our body is made up of 60-70% water. Therefore, it is a great conductor for sound vibrations. Have you ever wondered why emotions and feelings are more intense during full moon? It has the same concept. The moon controls the ebb and flow of the tide(water). Us having loads of water content in our body is inevitably affected in one way or the other.
Research has also shown that music or sound therapy is a very effective and therapeutic tool for reducing stress, healing the body, mind and boosting our immunity. Some of the benefits of sound healing are, improved sleep, lower blood pressure, having more focus and clarity, feeling lighter energetically, improve memory, decrease anxiety and depression, although the effect might vary for individual.
Sound therapy can be used on it’s own or can be blended with Yoga, Reiki, meditation or Chakra Meditation etc.
There are several common types of sound or music therapy:
Guided Meditation allows you to meditate to voiced instructions, using an app or video. It can involve chanting to mantras, prayers or tones depending on what you are working on.
Tuning Fork Therapy uses calibrated metal tuning forks to apply to specific areas of the body, sending vibrations frequencies to pinpoint areas of simulations and to help release tension and energies and to promote pain relief and emotional balance.
Gongs have been used as a form of sound healing since 4,000 B.C. Gongs come in different size and structures, Effectiveness will depend on the practitioner, who will be able to create different tones, sound and patterns with the gongs to provide vibrations that work on the mind-body connection.
Crystal Singing Bowls comes in all sizes and all have different frequencies. Every bowl will create different frequencies that might work on Chakras, parts of the body and mind. Some alchemy crystal bowls might even come with crystals, minerals, rare earth, metals etc. to aid healing at a deeper level by also tapping into the healing properties of those elements..
Tibetan Singing Bowls are made from metal and also come in different shape and sizes. It also works on chakras, the body and mind. Sometimes, the practitioners might even place the bowls on the body to promote healing.
Vocal toning involves getting your own voice to chant Mantras to balance your cells and your energetic body. For instance, we chant Ohm for about 5 to 10mins continuously, using the vibrations to spread to all parts of or body and to clear the crown chakra.
Sound therapy is for everyone and is a good start to venture into energy healing. Every sound therapy works at different level and speed. Everything is about resonance. Take your time to explore which type of sound healing clicks with you. As they say, all road leads to Rome. You just have to find the type of sound therapy that you are comfortable with.
Here in One Heart, we offer a variety of sound therapy that you can try your hands on. Take some time to explore and experience.
As always, keep and open mind and enjoy the whole journey!