Sound is a powerful manifestor and is incredibly beneficial for both physical and emotional wellness. When used therapeutically, sounds and vibrations can help to relax the body and quiet the mind, which allows the natural healing process to take place. With stress playing a major role in health issues, it is important to find ways to reduce and recharge. Many people are turning to Sound Healing as a way to do just that.
This practice is gaining popularity and is supported by scientific research. While it may not be able to shrink tumors or reverse autoimmune diseases (that’s still TBD), sound therapy can help lower cortisol levels, which is a good thing for overall well-being.
In a typical session, you lie on a yoga mat or meditation carpet — comfort is key — and then you “bathe” in the sound frequencies. Roxie Sarhangi, a sound healing practitioner in Los Angeles, says a session is “like a meditative acoustic sound concert.” The frequencies of the sounds move through your body, rebalancing and soothing you.
A trained Sound Healing Facilitator uses highly vibratory instruments to shift brainwave states from Beta waves, which dominate your waking state and take up lots of energy, to Alpha waves, which are the most restful. You might even reach the low-frequency Delta waves that are associated with deep sleep. This shift in the brainwaves is linked to reduced stress, anxiety, depression and lowered blood pressure.
You can also practice this type of healing by using a binaural beat, which is a form of meditation music that contains two different frequencies and are played in your ears to create the illusion of a single tone. These are popular in apps like Headspace and can be helpful for anyone who has difficulty concentrating or relaxing.
There are also group sound healing sessions called kirtan, in which you join a community and sing mantras to cultivate mindfulness, compassion and spiritual connection. You can also seek out a private practitioner to receive an individual healing session.
The benefits of a sound healing session can be life changing. It is one of the easiest ways to bring your body, mind and spirit back into balance. It can be especially helpful if you are dealing with chronic stress or feeling disconnected from your soul. If you’re interested in learning more about the power of sound healing, contact Deb to schedule a free discovery call! Sessions can be done in Madison or remotely. She is a certified sound healing practitioner and has been practicing for over 10 years. She was born and raised in a Hawaiian culture that values music and movement, which inspired her path to Sound Healing. She has a passion for helping others feel their best through the integration of mind, body and spirit. Sound Healing benefits