Live Music and Meditation
From toning to drumming to crystal sound healing bowls – research suggests that music and soothing sounds can help us overcome the effects of stress and anxiety
set a mood.
The soundtrack in a dance class makes us move, whilst the soothing sounds of mantra in yoga promotes relaxation and concentration. Sound and music have a powerful effect on how one feels. Our bodies, minds, emotions and thoughts react differently to loud relentless noises than they do to the sweet spring sounds of chirping birds.
In other words, some sounds make us feel better than others. Whether we notice or not, our body takes cues from the sounds and rhythms around us, knowing when to tighten up, when to energize and when to be still.
An ever growing body of research tells us that sound when directed in a certain way, can help reduce stress, promote deep emotional healing and create a positive sense of wellbeing. From playing relaxation music in a waiting room to chanting in a doctors office, sound healing as therapy is gaining popularity as both a preventative medicine and a complement to standard medical treatments. Music has been shown to help people recover from illnesses more quickly and lift peoples moods to create stronger positive mind sets. You could literally say that the side effects of beautiful music are hope, happiness and a healthy sense of release from struggle.
The knowledge that sound effects the health of the mind and body is not new. Chanting sutras, humming and toning have been part of Hindu spirituality and the profound effects of yoga for thousands of years. The resurgence of interest in the healing power of sound is creating a modern day renaissance. “All life is one life, and everything is connected”.
Using human voice, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks as tools to stimulate healing, sound therapy emerges as one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine. Physics recognises that everything vibrates: everything in nature essentially everything in life.
The magic of “Musical Medicine” will come into its own. The application of such healing potencies will not be limited just to person’s body and mind. It will be an agency for building and healing the soul as well. – Corinne Heline (1882-1975)
That medicine is resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. Vibrational medicine recognises that stress, illness and environmental factors take our bodies out of of tune to their own natural vibration. The brain and all our bodies organs all have their own natural resonance. Sound therapy as vibrational medicine is powerful as it helps the body return to its own natural vibrations.
Healing practitioners recognise that sound helps and by anyones experience of a soulful tune or calming melody one would have to agree. Sound healers have used sound medicine to assist with headaches, stress, improve a persons sleep, the effects of Parkinson’s disease and many other maladies with good effect. Healing sounds can help lower heart – rate variability, relax brain wave patterns and slow respiration. Essentially stress hormones decrease which is good news for everyone.
Practitioners and philosophers all agree that sound can play an effective role in virtually any dis-order or dis-ease. The truth is your probably using sound as therapy in your life already. When a song or performance brings you to tears, when a tune brightens your day or when a melody inspires you to move.
Sound healing is available all the time and yet can be taken to a whole other level when integrated into a sound healing experience or live healing music event designed to take the listener to a state of balance. It can feel like emerging into a landscape of transcendence as a means to resonate more deeply with melodies and themes that take you into deeper understanding of yourself and life.
Sound healing at Samadhi Retreat
We see sound medicine as being at the cutting edge of healing. It adds to and enhances a persons vibrational resonance. We see this positive effect continually enhancing our guest experience as part of our healing programs. Like yoga and meditation we see sound therapy as mainstream.
The guest is taken on a vibrational journey with live music, harp, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and other sound instruments. Whether as a small group experience or a one on one sound bath each person is guided on a personal soundscape, a soulful emergence.
Sound therapies and healing events at Samadhi can help a person to integrate thoughts and feelings and calm the mind as they listen and feel through an interactive experience one on one with our sound therapists and visiting artists