Sound healing has been a recorded practice all over the world, in every tradition for over 5,000 years.
The sound of the Tibetan bowls and their vibration carries rich, audible tones and invisible frequencies that penetrate all levels of our consciousness. Fill a bowl with water and strike the edge - see how the water reacts so completely to the vibration; your body, which is made of over 70% water, reacts the same way to sound vibration. These tonal vibrations penetrate all levels of tissue, harmonizing your entire system; physical, mental, emotional, and energetic.
The vibratory effects of the singing bowls reach into the body in a way no other therapeutic medium can. The experience is very personal and unique to each individual. Like a good massage only better, the effects of a singing bowl session are both immediate and lasting.
The singing bowls produce a sound wave that enters the energy field of the body, clearing it of any vibrational "pollution" or disharmony that we may experience as stress, tension, anxiety, sleeplessness, emotional stagnation, elevated cortisol levels, over-stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, elevated heart rate, and disturbed breathing patterns to name a few. Singing bowls are also finding their way into integrative cancer centers as science is able to demonstrate their therapeutic value for stress reduction and pain relief.
The vibrations of the singing bowls cause a light massage to all of our cells. The same results are conducted by physiotherapists with ultra-sonic sound waves (Jansen 1992: 39) Synchronization comes into play when the vibrations of the singing bowls transform the normal vibrations and wavelengths of the human body to match their own. Meaning, a healthy organ vibrates at its own rhythms and frequency, while and unhealthy organ's natural rhythm is disturbed. Singing bowls "recreate the original harmonic frequency, and stimulate the body to rediscover its own harmonic frequency, my making it vibrate to the frequency of the bowl so that when it is synchronized, it can vibrate independently." (Jansen 1992: 39)
Jansen, E.R. (1992). Singing Bowls: A Practical Handbook of Instruction and Use. Diever, Holland: Binkey Kok Publications.
"Sound healing, when integrated with mindfulness and breathing practices, is the quickest and most effective way to achieve relaxation. There are virtually no medical conditions, states of imbalance, or individuals that cannot benefit from relaxation. Likewise, there is no one that can manage stress, pain, or tension without sound"
-- John Beaulieu, N.D, Ph.D. and David Perez-Martinez, M.D.
Healing with sound is believed to date back to ancient Greece, when music was used in an attempt to cure mental disorders. Throughout history, music has been used to boost morale in military troops, help people work faster and more productively, and even ward off evil spirits by chanting. More recently, research has linked music to a number of health benefits, from boosting immune function and lowering stress levels to improving the health of premature babies.
Sound healing is used to treat symptoms of a number of conditions, including:
How it works: Sound healing uses different aspects of sound to improve your emotional and physical well-being. How it works depends on the method of sound healing therapy being used. Most sound healing sessions are experienced one-on-one with a specially trained practitioner.
A session may involve sitting or lying down while listening to sounds from an instruments, or having vibrations applied by having a singing bowl placed on or near your body.
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