Get in tune with yourself with the powerful practice of sound healing.
You know that feeling when your favorite song comes on? It lifts your mood and makes you want to smile and groove? Or what about sitting on the warm sand and listening to the sounds of waves crashing gently? If you know what we are talking about then you have already experienced the healing nature of sound.
On this page, you’ll find out more about sound healing including a brief history, how it works, and more from our team at Let’s Get Tuned. If you have any questions along the way or are interested in learning more, reach out to us today!
Benefits of Sound Healing:
- Stress reduction
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Promotes relaxation
- Improves overall sense of wellbeing
- Can help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- And more
What Is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is the act of playing specific instruments with the intention to heal. You do not need to be a musician to practice sound healing. Intention is the most important component. Everything is made up of vibrations. We are vibrational beings. Our bodies are like musical instruments, each with their own unique frequencies. Our instrument can get out of tune from daily activities, emotions, and thoughts. We use sound healing to re-tune our instrument to bring it back to its original frequency of balance.
The sounds bring the body to a relaxed state so that it can do what it does- which is heal itself. Turning on our parasympathetic nervous system in this way has many benefits- including anxiety and insomnia relief, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, and more.
A Brief History of Sound Healing
Sound Healing is an ancient tradition and practice that has been used for centuries. Sound is an inherent part of all religions and cultures and has been used throughout the ages to expand consciousness and connect us with the divine. When we tune into the energy of sound and vibrations, we bring deep rest to our bodies which then fuels deep healing.
How Sound Healing Works
Sound vibrations affect our bodies on the cellular level, giving our cells a full sonic massage. When our bodies are sick or there is emotional disharmony, it is a frequency that is out of tune. Sound healing tunes our body and mind back to a healthful frequency, allowing us to feel more vibrant and at peace.
We can see this by looking at brainwaves frequencies. Sound Healing offers a shortcut to access the relaxing and meditative theta and delta brainwave states. Through the use of entrainment, Sound Healing can shift the frequency of brainwaves, inducing calm and rest. On the contrary, sound can also be used to activate and energize. In this way, sound healing sessions can be personalized to achieve different desired results.
Entrainment occurs when a stronger vibration causes a weaker vibration to vibrate in resonance with it. We can see this in pendulums that start out at different rhythms and then become entrained to one rhythm.
Sonic entrainment can affect our energetic state. Our energetic state may then lead to physiologic transformations. We might feel stressed and then we get a headache. That would be undesirable. But the reverse may also happen. Some news might cheer us up and then we feel less tightness in our shoulders or our headache fades away. Sonic entrainment has the power to affect us emotionally which then influences us on a cellular level. We know that stress or pessimism can wreak havoc on our immune system. We can balance out these negative effects and return to equanimity through sonic entrainment, where we introduce harmonious frequencies to our body, recalibrating our entire system.
The intention is where it all starts. As long as we maintain a positive intention the sound bath is a success! The other main ingredient is intuition.
Intention itself is a frequency. The key to an effective sound bath is holding the intention with 100% awareness the whole time. This can be challenging because thoughts might pop into our heads, we might get distracted by a noise or object. If we notice a distraction, the first step is to meet it with kindness. We can even choose to congratulate ourselves for noticing the distraction and then, with love, move back to the intention. We might find that we need to do this often at the start, and that is ok. As long as we do it with awareness and love we are succeeding.
Experience the Benefits of Sound Healing for Yourself With Let’s Get Tuned
- If you are ready to experience this natural and effective way of reducing stress, becoming more relaxed, and potentially healing a variety of health issues, get in touch with us at Let’s Get Tuned today. We offer a variety of class options as well as sound healing training. We also offer sound healing instruments such as crystal bowls, tuning forks, gongs, and more.