What is sound healing?
It’s a method of healing that helps us create energetic balance. Sound healing utilizes frequency and vibration to heal the mind, the body and the spirit. Sound healing aims to help release energetic blockages or emotions within the body and achieve harmony and balance in the body. It is believed that emotions and energy that are stuck are the main cause of dis-ease in the human body.
The human body is made up of 75% water and water is a fantastic conductor for vibration. In sound healing, we use instruments with particular frequencies to help the body to clear stuck energy and help unexpressed emotions to be released. The most common instruments are crystal quartz bowls, Tibetan metal bowls, tuning forks, chimes and gongs.
Our cells contain silica, which helps in the production of collagen in our bodies. Crystal quartz bowls also contain silica and the sounds emitted from the bowls or the notes that are played have the ability to help clear energetic blockages and align your chakras using the vibrations.
The body and mind are healthy when they vibrate in harmony. When you play a singing bowl, the vibrations cause your body to emit alpha and theta brain waves in synchronicity with the vibrations emanating from your singing bowl. These brainwaves are essential to healing the body and mind.
Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy centers in the human body. It is said that they should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.
There are 7 chakras and each has a corresponding number, name, color, specific area of the spine from the sacrum to the crown of the head. There are also specific meanings and physical and emotion ailments or problems that are associated with each chakra.
For example your heart chakra is located in the center or your chest. It is associated with the meanings of love and compassion and with the color green. Sometimes people avoid feelings and they close their heart chakras rather than allowing themselves to feel uncomfortable emotions. When the sound practitioner plays the heart chakra bowl, they release the healing vibration of the heart chakra into the body of the person being healed. This opens the heart chakra, allowing it to release energetic and emotional blockages. If someone has avoided feeling uncomfortable emotions over an extended period of time, the trapped emotions in the body can cause disease.
Benefits of Sound Healing
Sound healing triggers the relaxation response and the parasympathetic nervous system. Singing bowls have incredible healing effects and are widely recommended by health practitioners. The vibrations created by a singing bowl benefit the body by:
- Reducing stress and anxiety;
- Stimulating the immune system;
- Increasing energy levels;
- Eliminating anger and lowering blood pressure;
- Improving circulation and blood flow;
- Promoting deep relaxation;
- Inhibiting and relieving pain;
- Reducing negative energy and emotions;
- Strengthening intuition;
- Improving sleep;
- Aiding digestion;
- Balancing the chakras;
- Increasing mental clarity and creativity; and
- Promoting happiness