Sound healing, also known as sound therapy, is believed to have been practiced since ancient times. Concept of sound therapy is based on the idea that everything in the universe including our body is in a state of vibration. Sound healing works by sending sound waves throughout your body which can bring harmony through oscillation and resonance. This helps restore your body balance which in turn, helps you heal. We spoke to Dr Anju Sharma, Sound healing Master, Psychic Reformer and Holistic-wellness Coach, to understand how sound therapy can promote physical and mental issues.
Sound healing is majorly considered a new age wellness therapy but it is not a new form of therapy. It goes back to ancient Greek time when music was believed to cure psychological conditions. Sound therapy was used to stimulate and boost morale. It was believed that sound can heal the body. No wonder then that modern humans still prefer to listen to music to feel better and lift their mood.
How Does Sound Therapy Work?
Everything in the universe has a frequency at which it vibrates, including the human body. Frequencies of sound can impact the body and mind. This is the reason why certain songs and types of music often create a specific type of emotion within us. “Sound healing uses frequency to bring the body into vibrational balance and harmony during the therapy. In this therapy typically a patient lies down on the floor and listens to a variety of instruments played by the healing practitioner. It feels like a person experiences vibrations and many sounds as he or she is bathing with the sound produced by the instruments. Frequency of these sounds can slow down brain waves to the healing stage. Various instruments are used during sound therapy like sound bowl, tuning fork, Tibetan bowls,” explains Dr. Anju.
Type of sounds and their effect on the human body
There are different types of sounds including audible sounds and inaudible sounds, pleasing sounds, loud sounds, noise, music, rhythmic sounds, etc. Sound produced by piano is soft, audible, and musical. Traffic sounds can be haunting and unpleasing to our ears.
You tune your body like you tune a musical instrument. For example, when an instrument is not tuned, it would produce a strange and unbearable sound. After it is properly tuned, it gives out a soothing sound. Sound healing can help with tuning the human mind and body.
Since different instruments are said to have different frequencies, some vibrations give protective impact and some give unsafe vibrations that can negatively impact our body and cause various problems.
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Benefits of Sound Healing
Sound healing allows your body to heal itself by slowing down your brain waves which can affect every cell in your body; shifting them from disease to ease. This can provide relief from discomfort.
Sound therapy can not only create awareness but also bring enlightenment from NAADBRAHMA to BRAHMANAAD, which means using sound to move from your external to your internal consciousness.
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