Sound has been utilised in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing and has also helped people work faster, influence, and boost morale. Whether you have heard about sound therapy or not, you have experienced it to some extent in your life. How? Just think about how a favourite song can lift your mood. Humans have a natural instinct for sound therapy, in our day to day lives sound affects our behaviour.
WHAT IS SOUND THERAPY?
Everything in this universe has a vibrational frequency, including the human body. And frequencies of sound impact our body and mind. This is the reason why certain songs and types of music often create specific types of emotions within us. Sound healing is an age-old healing procedure that uses frequencies to bring the body into a vibrational balance and harmony. In sound therapy, the person is known to “bathe” in soothing vibrations. The frequencies of these sounds then slow down the brain waves to a healing state. Various instruments that are used during sound therapy like singing bowls, tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, gongs and drums serve different purpose. Crystal bowls are tuned to heal the seven chakras. The gong helps to release tension from the body and stimulates the nervous system.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SOUND HEALING?
Sound healing can help you clear energetic blockages and thus facilitate healing on a physical and mental level. Some of the benefits of sound therapy include: lower stress levels, fewer mood swings, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and improved sleep.
Over the years, sound healing has also been used to treat a number of conditions including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, and dementia.
Sound healing looks like a magnificent practice not rooted in reality. However, according to the laws of physics, all sounds have resonance and cause vibrations.