The art of healing the mind, body, and soul through sound has been an ancient practice used for centuries. Sound healing or sound baths include a cacophony of instruments ranging anywhere from crystal singing bowls to high-pitched tuning forks.
Sound healing can be described as the same effects music has on our overall moods. When we hear an upbeat song our energies are innately lifted, and when we hear a melancholic song our vibration tends to drop. Singing bowls have the same effect on us, but more specifically our chakras.
Here, we detailed how singing bowls and sound healing can have a major impact on our physical and spiritual body.
What Are Sound Bowls?
Sound bowls are bowls used in practices to balance chakras and promote ultimate relaxation. They are made with either crystal or Tibetan metal, and often sold in sets of seven with each bowl correlating with the note of the corresponding chakra. Singing bowls elicit a dreamlike state of calmness and can be placed on the body to promote mental, physical, and spiritual healing.
What Happens During A Sound Bath?
A sound bath is a cacophony of sounds at different tonalities and vibrations that resonate throughout the body. During a sound bath, the receiver lies down and is surrounded by singing bowls and other instruments needed for the practice. Crystals, sage, palo santo, and other meditative tools are often incorporated for its spiritual cleansing properties.
Once the receiver is in a calm and relaxed state, the bath will begin. Starting with the root chakra (C note) the receiver will be bathed in the harmonics with the bowl either being placed on the person or simply above the correlating chakra. Because sound can shift frequencies these vibrations go from low energy to high releasing blockage throughout the body, including your brain.
Because vibrations move through water in the body, the practice is most effective when the reciever is fully hydrated. This stimulates circulation and improves lymphatic flow.
What Are The Benefits Of Sound Healing?
Sound healing can help you clear energetic blockages creating healing on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. The practice has been used to treat a number of conditions including anxiety, PTSD, and depression.
In a spiritual sense, sound healing can treat the following:
- Chakra cleansing and balancing
- Heightened spiritual awareness
- Immune system stimulation
- Enhanced meditation
- Clearing space of negative energy
- Deep relaxation
- Increased mental and emotional clarity
Physically, the practice can heal the nervous system, synchronize heart rhythms, and regulate the digestive and circulatory system.