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Sound Healing: What Actually Is It?

May 13, 2022 | Healing

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As the wellness industry continues to grow, we hear about a lot of techniques that could make our lives a little easier. Meditation, mindfulness, tantra, you name it. And recently. Sound healing has been the talk of the town and yet, so many of us have no idea what it even is. Does it even help? What does it feel like? How is it done? And hundreds of other questions on the minds of many. Well, today is your lucky day because you’re about to get the best summary/crash course right here. Keep reading to dive into the world of sound healing!

So, what is it exactly?

Sound healing is an activity that involves utilizing frequency to affect the human body and mind. Since everything, including us, has a vibrational frequency, sound frequencies can impact the way we feel. It’s the same way certain songs can evoke emotions within us, basically. Sound baths are a little different than songs, though.

During a sound bath, the aim is to let the receiver’s brainwave become attuned to a stable frequency which would allow the person to relax. It can take the receiver’s from the normal, waking conscious state to a relaxed and meditative state and in some cases, a state where internal healing takes place. The process usually takes place with the receiver laying down with their body relaxed, then the facilitator will begin creating the sound bath using specific tools. 

Some of the common tools used are singing bowls, tuning forks, drums and the voice of an instructor. Each tool is meant to affect your body and mind differently. For example: the singing bowls are usually attuned to the seven chakras in the human body, which means each bowl targets a different area in the body. 

A fun fact: despite sound healing becoming more popular nowadays, it’s actually a practice that’s been around for thousands of years. It is said to be practiced by individuals as old as the pharaohs in Egypt. 

What are some of its benefits?

There are so many benefits that have been linked to sound healing over the years. Here are some of the most important ones:

It helps clear energy blockages.

Sound healing can help open up or balance our chakras as well as release any energy that has been stuck. We can experience this in forms of physical sensations during the session like feeling the temperature of our body change or a tingling sensation in some parts of the body. Remember to not focus too much on these sensations in order to not feel overwhelmed or nervous by them. Just let them pass and allow yourself to enjoy the experience. 

It can boost your well-being.

Regularly going to sound healing sessions can help improve your life. The state of relaxation plus the energy clearance can change our life. Being in a fresh state of mind can help us approach things with more ease and purpose than ever. It’s like a break from reality, which can often feel overwhelming, and a chance to go inwards and heal. Sound healing can also help reduce our anxiety and stress as well as improve our sleep.

It recharges your mind and body.

Relaxation is the most significant benefit of sound healing. Our system slows down for a couple minutes, but that’s enough for us to feel brand new. The session can also help us release tension in our bodies, which further amplifies the feeling of relaxation. No overthinking, no electronics and no effort at all; just calmness, peace and beautiful sounds surrounding you.

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