SOUND HEALING: SHIFTING FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Stressed out, depressed, or in physical pain? Sound healing is a powerful way to shift your being from suffering and “surviving” into thriving. Plus, you get to enjoy a blissed-out state of consciousness too. Even if you’re healthy and feeling fine, a sound healing can give you a super-charged sense of peace and well-being. Tibetan singing bowls are used along with toning, chanting and other instruments to bring harmony and health and balance to your body and mind, and bring you to a deep meditative and blissful state.
THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND
You might have experienced the healing power of music already. Maybe at a difficult time in your life you played a song that has special meaning for you because of the feeling it evokes, which you found comforting. Sound healing therapy uses the vibration of sound in a targeted way, to fine tune our bodies, mind and emotions. This helps us to relax completely, sleep better, improve concentration, and even increase our confidence. Sound healing can help with depression and fatigue too.
During a sound healing, which typically lasts an hour, you simply lie down in comfortable clothes on a mat or chair (supplied by the practitioners), close your eyes and relax, letting the sounds wash over you. Sound healing tools such as crystal bowls, chimes, drums, rattles, and the voice are used to create a sound-scape that is deeply relaxing and healing. It can be a little intense but everyone’s experience is different. At the end of the session you will be gently brought back with softer instruments such as tingling bells. Make sure you drink water after a sound healing.
Yin Xiong, a sound artist, will be playing her gongs and singing bowls during the Muse festival (see page 11). She offers Pure Sound concerts at her studio in George.