March 11, 2022
Sound is a powerful impactor of your experience of life.
It can calm, comfort, agitate and even anger us. While most know the basics of how sound impacts the body, do you know what goes behind those impacts?
Today we’ll test the depth of sound energies, the concept of sound balancing, and their relationship with human auras. Excited? Let’s get going!
Sound is a series of vibrations, of any frequency, that passes through liquid, gas, or sound.
Most of us learned that in elementary school.
Let's get deeper.
Our ears can only hear frequencies between 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (between infrasonic and ultrasonic ranges). That’s actually because our bodies are very sensitive to every type of sound vibration.
Now, let’s go back to the beginning of you and me.
Do you know hearing is one of the first senses that evolve in the uterus and the last to leave before our last breath?
Besides entering through the ears, sound also affects us via the skin (the largest organ in the body) because we’re made up of 70% water. Plus, sound travels 4x faster in water!
Do you know what frequency is?
The simplest explanation is -- frequency is the total number of vibrations within a specific time interval. You might already know about the frequency of the human heart. Still, every organ in our body also resonates at a natural frequency when it’s stable.
That also means frequencies of our body parts or us in general changes during sadness, sickness, and disharmony. This idea is the core of health care, dating back thousands of years.
When heathy, the human body is a symphony playing a beautiful and miraculous song.
So, when specific organs go off-key, shouldn’t the symphony of the body also change significantly?YES, it does!
Just like your car, coffee machine, or phone breaks down, so can our bodies.
Then, what derails our natural stable frequency?
Just as sound is energy, we’re constantly surrounded by different types of energy. Most of us already know about the different kinds of power in the world, such as thermal, kinetic, chemical, and waveforms such as gravity, tesla, scalar, or neutrinos.
Apart from physical energies, there are also metaphysical energies such as chi, qi, prana, od, orgone, akasha, holy spirit, and chakra that affects us.
Some of these energies can be positive, and others affect us negatively in the long run.
Sound healing offers a safe + simple option to tune our body into harmony from disharmony and ease from disease. It's a straightforward, and non-invasive way, to adjust your organs and psyche back into order!
Sound balancing refers to stabilizing different brainwave states.
Sound vibrations and their frequencies can affect the body to take you into different stages of brainwave activity, from alertness to hopefulness, meditation, and deep sleep.
With sound balancing, your natural vibrations are restored using specific frequencies. Typically, sounds of singing bowls, cup gongs, tuning forks, humming, and chanting are used that we will learn about in the next set of articles.
Here are the four core brainwave states based on the different waking/sleeping states:
The first is the normal state of wakefulness, where we are active, alert, and aware of reality.
This is when you’re passively aware of your surroundings or are in a daydreaming state. In the Alpha state of mind, the body releases natural painkillers called endorphins.
The meditative state is the theta state where things are super-slow so that you can have a peek inside yourself and concentrate on what matters most to you.
When you fall into a deep sleep, 66% of your sleep activity is the delta wave. This is the state of unconsciousness too.
The sound theory says that songs in Major Chords create positive emotions, and songs in Minor Chords lead to negative emotions (Sean Ealy Science Fair). That may be why most alarms are in minor chords and happy birthday in major.
For instance, major cords are happy songs like Our Song by Taylor Swift, Vultures by John Mayers, or Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. However, High Hopes by Pink Floyd, Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden, About A Girl by Nirvana, and Taylor Swift’s Should’ve Said No imbue sad feelings.
And just like we learned in the article on how smells impact the body,certain sounds are also registered in the brain based on what it emotionally represents to the listener.
Whether you look at it scientifically or metaphysically, the combined frequencies of total organs and tissues in our body create an aura or biomagnetic field around us.
Metaphysically, the aura is a few inches to five feet around the body and two feet overhead in different colors.
Heard about the expression ‘pink of health’?It’s actually a result of the biofield of a healthy person showing up as pink! So, one way to check if our bodies are healthy is by checking the aura color, strength, and size.
Just as there are resonance or natural resonant frequencies for healthy body parts, there is also dissonance when there are blockages to energy flow. And these can show up as harmful auras colors.
To get a better idea, take a look at positive and negative aura colors.
Muddy Red, Bown
Green, Pink, Majenta, and Rose Gold
Indigo and Gold
Dark Gold and Indigo
Purple, Violet, Silver, and White
Black, Muddy Purple
Sound healing works because it’s capable of resetting the balanced vibrations of organs, tissues, and even your spirit.
We already talked about singing bowls and their chakra connection recently, as well as singing bowls for meditation or yoga, so you might know it already. But if you’re at a loss, what I’m saying is you can use singing bowls for meditation or yoga to work on harmful aura colors to make them positive.
This is a 5-part series of articles on Healing Sound... Continue on to Part 2: The Top 5 Surprising Ways That Sound Impacts Us
October 01, 2022
So, what are the uses of singing bowls? How do you play a singing bowl for relaxation, anxiety, or sleep?
Singing bowls are proven to calm nerves by slowing the breath rate and heart rate. It’s great for winding down at the end of the day and before exercises like meditation or yoga to enhance their rewards.
This is the third part in a series of five articles aimed at decoding the complete guide on singing bowls for beginners and pros. Go ahead and check my earlier posts if you haven’t already.
September 27, 2022
Having an acoustic body, singing bowls are one of the easiest musical instruments you can play without a lot of practice. But what’s the right way to play a singing bowl? Is there an advanced way of playing it? What to remember when playing the singing bowl?
There isn’t any right or wrong way to play a singing bowl, but the Gong Beat technique is the best for beginners. Rimming is the next step, followed by the Wah Wah technique and the multi-handed technique (for advanced users)
I’ll teach how to play a singing bowl several ways with stepwise guides for beginners and pros.
This article is the second part of a series of five posts that teach A to Z about singing bowls.
September 27, 2022
Singing bowls or inverted bells are thousands of years old and available in wide varieties today.
Moreover, these bowls are completely acoustic and played with wooden mallets atop cushions or palms.
But how well do you know singing bowls? What are the three important parts of singing bowls?
Whether you’re new, or very practiced with singing bowls, this article will help you build a concrete foundation to play, use, and grow with them.