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THE POWER & EFFECTS OF SOUND HEALING

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The power and effects of the gong Sounds

“The gongs spread their vibrations both here on the physical plane, and also in other finer dimensions, where their higher and lower sounds are beyond our human hearing. The gongs work on all aspects of our being:  physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The rich layers of sound that emanate from the well-played gong affect every part of us, including the non-physical subtle energy bodies of the human auric field which are layered around the physical body that we can see in 3D. It is said that disease begins in the subtle energy body, and only migrates to the physical after some time. Therefore if we can remove blockages, imbalances, and stagnant energy in the energy body before it manifests in the physical, we can prevent illness and keep ourselves healthy, as well as re-tuning and harmonizing every part of our physical being. On the emotional level, the gong sounds have a clearing effect and help to shift old patterns and bring up and clear out old emotional issues and trauma, so that we can move on. Mentally, the gong sounds help to move our focus from the logical left brain into the creative right side of the brain, where we connect with our intuitive power and receive guidance from that central source."

"Most people feel extremely relaxed and de-stressed after a gong bath session, whether in a group situation or one-to-one. The gong sounds alter our brainwaves and take us automatically into a meditative state where we can reconnect with the stillness and peace that is at the core of our being. Some people just have a very peaceful experience and feel re-energized and re-charged. Others go more deeply and may have visions or past life experiences. Some people have profound healing experiences. Others sleep through the whole gong bath! Every gong bath is an individual experience depending on where the individual is in their journey through life, and the sounds produced are entirely right for whoever is present at the time.”

SHEILA WHITTAKER. GONG GODDESS

Crystal  and Tibetan bowls

Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a healing modality. The healing sounds of live ancient gongs and the beautiful purity of crystal bowls provide waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of mind body and spirit and move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency to which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).


This same concept is utilized in meditation by regulating the breath, but with sound, it's the frequency that is the agent that influences the shift. 

A sound healing treatment or sound bath is largely a passive experience enhanced within the power of the group. By doing this, you prepare yourself to become the receiver of sound. It's in this place of stillness that you participate by becoming more open and aware of each sound that comes in. 

CRYSTAL & TIBETAN BOWLS 

The sounds and vibrations of singing bowls promote relaxation and restoration with subtle and sometimes profound healing effects. They can be used to take the recipient into deep meditative states, which can then, in turn, lead the body into a place of homeostasis, which helps the body to self-regulate and create self-generative healing. 

Our bodies are made up of 65-75% water, which is an excellent conductive medium for sound and vibration. The pure tones and vibrations from the Tibetan and crystal bowls are transmitted to our cells which release toxins, creating a purifying and cleansing action.

The body is also made up of many crystalline structures. When the crystal bowls are played, there may be profound effects on the tissues, cells, and organs in the body.  As well as re-balancing the circulatory, endocrine, and metabolic systems.  Our bodies resonate with the purity of the sound, creating balance within the energy centers/chakras.

“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of any medical disorder."

Siobhan Swider.Crystal Bowl & Harp Goddess.Quoting from Dr Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Centre in New York.

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