I have over 10 years of experience in the alternative healing and energy fields as a healer and learner of the ancient healing sciences.
What Is Sound Healing?
Before we have a physical form, we are vibration. When we move back to this vibration, we can sense who we are as well as what our spirit is related to.
The foundation of any healing form is to take vibrations that are blocked, not aligned, or "stuck" in a specific form and move them back to their true nature. By doing this, we become our true selves and are able to stay in complete resonance with our spirit.
Sound healing is the process of increasing our resonance, moving back to our true vibration of spirit, and removing blocks in our auric body through the use of sound and vibration. By working with specific sounds and frequencies, it is possible to align with our healthiest and best selves.
The History of Sound Healing
The oldest form of sound healing dates back 40,000 years ago and is found in the ancient practices of Tibet, Nepal, and India. During this time, the use of singing bowls was developed to assist with mental and emotional disorders as well as to accompany healing practices.
Sound healing is also found in Australia, where ancient Aboriginal tribes used the didgeridoo and tribal instruments for those who were ill.
In other cultures, remnants have been found that showcase sound as a central part of healing. For instance, rooms that create a certain resonance when someone sings into them, such as the oracle room in Malta, highlight that those in the Mediterranean and other ancient practices believed in the power of sound for healing and transformation.
Resonance and Sound
The foundation of sound healing is the vibration that transmits from an instrument to one's body. As this continues for a certain period of time, it creates a vibrational effect on the auric field and assists with the alignment of body, mind, and spirit.
Each frequency is able to assist with different needs and types of alignment. Many have found that vibrations through brain waves and direct resonance are a popular way of assisting with physical as well as emotional elements. Some examples are:
- 3.2 HZ: Assists with deep sleep
- 14 HZ: Increase brain functions
- 432 HZ: Manifest and focus on your desires
- 639 HZ: Raise positive energy
- 741 HZ: Physical and mental healing
- 852 HZ: Remove doubt and subconscious fear
There are other frequencies that are able to support healing and transformation. The frequencies can also be combined with each other or played as a binaural beat from one ear to the other, all of which assist with deeper healing and transformation.
Healing Through Music Tonality
The frequency of sound, such as binaural beats and sound waves, is the basis of sound for healing. This is often combined with other forms of music to create different responses and assist with healing.
When working with singing bowls or the didgeridoo, for example, the lower resonance will assist with relaxation and meditation. When this combines with different frequencies, it changes how one responds.
In many of the sound healing approaches, there is a practice to use different frequencies based on chakra. The higher the sound, the more it aligns with a chakra such as the third eye or crown. When combining each of these frequencies together, it creates a complete alignment or healing session for the mind, body, and spirit.
The Evolution of Music and Healing
As science learns more about healing and music, there is a movement toward understanding the impact of various musical styles. For instance, classical music also has a positive impact on the mind and helps with focus, meditation, and academic work. The resonance not only has this impact but there is also a direct relationship to the rhythmic and layered sounds that take place with the music.
Any type of music you listen to has this same impact. Listening to different forms of pop, rock, R&B, world, etc will create a certain vibration or resonance that changes how you vibrate and will impact your vibrational field.
Sound Baths and Meditations
Many healing practitioners will place different sounds on a body for healing, using private sessions to assist with alignment and allowing one to gather a sense of alignment and peace. This is done through singing bowls being placed on the body. It may also take place with a tuning fork that is placed on the third eye to awaken the senses and align the body.
There are also sound baths and meditations that are practiced to create different responses to sound. For instance, binaural beats are often used as a meditation. In this instance, everyone is given headphones, and beats are added to the left or right-hand side of the headphones. One goes into a deep meditation, allowing the vibrational frequencies to heal and alter one's vibration.
Group sound baths are also common, using crystal bowls, singing bowls, didgeridoo, flutes, and other forms of sound healing instruments. The group is able to have specific experiences that take place through the many tonalities of the instruments allowing for a meditative and awakening experience.
Each of these forms allows for different types of meditation to take place while assisting with the healing process.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Brooke Hart