The use of vibrations such as Gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, and Tuning forks do relax the mind and the body. It is also believed that the same can relieve certain ailments such as anxiety and insomnia.
Sound healers do function by working on lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, and also reducing respiratory rates. The benefits of music and meditation on well-being can be achieved through sound healing.
Deep relaxation is one of the most d universal benefits of sound therapy. The sounds permeate our system bringing it back to harmony. From a sound healing session relaxation on its own is totally worth it. With our busy schedules, we can all use some chill vibes.
Experiencing deep healing during sound therapy as the sound vibrations open, clear, and balance the chakras and then release stuck energy. Consider it equivalent to an energetic deep tissue massage that leaves you feeling replenished.
You feel physical sensations like tingling in your hands or a sense of being hot or cold. Breathe into such sensations without attaching to them allowing the sensation to pass.
Benefits include better sleep, reduction of chronic pain plus blood pressure, lowered cholesterol levels, and a decreased risk of heart disease. Please note: for professional help with these ailments, book an appointment with a certified medical practitioner.
Sound Healing heals on the mental and the emotional levels. Sound healing reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. It balances and clears the mind leading to a renewed sense of purpose, well-being, calm, and more so happiness.
How does the sound healing session take place?
With most alternative healing modalities, everyone’s experience is different, and new things do come up in each session. Most people do feel peaceful during a sound healing session; some move to have visualizations, some do receive creative downloads and some may have an emotional breakthrough.
In fact, some may even go to “the place,” which is a say a mental state in which you are not quite awake and not quite asleep. Possibly feels like floating in space. Meanwhile, some may emerge from the dreamy sound bath feeling more blessed. So, each experience is unique.
During a sound bath, you will experience an extended savasana (corpse pose)like in a yoga class, you can lie down and relax comfortably while you are beautifully bathed in the healing vibrations of sound.
If groups cannot be your thing and you do prefer one-on-one attention/ session, you can book a private sound healing session with a trained practitioner who will play instruments such as the Tibetan singing bowls and you can amazingly “bathe” in the sounds.
A notable and splendid reality of sound healing is that it is accessible to everyone and free to practice on your own accord. You can do this along with humming, chanting, and even singing.
In fact, it is recommended to try humming to yourself for just two minutes and notice how your mood begins to make a shift. You may take notice to choose specific frequencies to hum to clear and balance the particular energy centers in your body as well.
Listening to pre-recorded sessions is another easy way to experience the magic. In order to take your practice to the next level, it is suggested that you do invest in instruments and play them for yourself.
Trishna Patnaik, a BSc (in Life Sciences) and MBA (in Marketing) by qualification but an artist by choice. A self-taught artist based in Mumbai, Trishna has been practising art for over 14 years. After she had a professional stint in various reputed corporates, she realised that she wanted to do something more meaningful. She found her true calling in her passion that is painting. Trishna is now a full-time professional painter pursuing her passion to create and explore to the fullest. She says, "It’s a road less travelled but a journey that I look forward to everyday." Trishna also conducts painting workshops across Mumbai and other metropolitan cities of India. Trishna is an art therapist and healer. She works with clients on a one on one basis in Mumbai. Trishna fancies the art of creative writing and is dappling her hands in that too, to soak in the experience and have an engagement with readers, wanderers and thinkers.