Do you ever wonder why certain sounds are pleasing to the ears while others are not so much? There are certain sounds, vibrations and frequencies that our bodies are tuned into than others, and that are more harmonious to us. Sound can even...
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Do you ever wonder why certain sounds are pleasing to the ears while others are not so much? There are certain sounds, vibrations and frequencies that our bodies are tuned into than others, and that are more harmonious to us. Sound can even be used to calm the chaotic mind or soothe the soul. Studies have shown that sound directly impacts our entire body from our mind, nervous system, muscles, heart rate and circulatory system. Throughout history, cultures and religions have used the power of sounds in chanting, music, hymns and many other applications. Sound therapy is the use of these healing sounds and vibrations for therapeutic purposes. Sound healing is said to go back to Greece in ancient times when they used music to relieve those experiencing mental health disorders. You may even notice yourself, that when you put certain music on, your mind begins to calm down and you become relaxed and at ease. Sound therapy is the use of musical notes and different sound frequencies to calm and soothe the mind, body and soul. You can listen to music, sing along with music, dance or move to music, meditate, play an instrument and more. The instruments used for sound therapy varies and is endless; you can use anything from a drum to your own voice when it comes to healing with sound. There are also crystal bowls that are used for sound therapy that are made out of different types of crystal, the most common type being clear or white quartz.
These bowls are not only beautiful to look at, but they also sound amazing when they are tapped or played properly. Much like Tibetan Singing Bowls, crystal bowls come with a mallet that you press lightly against the outside rim of the bowl as you circle it around the rim. It's also a lot like when you take your finger and rub it on the rim of a crystal glass, and it almost magically starts singing. The light, even pressure applied to the rim of the bowl creates vibrations of sound that carry through the bowl and out into our ears providing a sense of relaxation and well-being. Just like sound has been found to have a benefit on the body and mind, singing bowls are a wonderful way to receive some healing energy. When you hear the tone of a crystal bowl you may find you feel a sense of deep relaxation, relief from stress and anxiety, the sound stimulates the immune system, and can also help to lower the heart rate because of the soothing sounds. These sounds can also help to slow down your mind so you can think clearly and effectively. On the spiritual side, these crystal bowl tones also help to balance and clear the chakras in your energy system.
Each of the crystal singing bowls is actually tuned to each of the 7 chakras. So you have the notes of a classic music scale C, D, E, F, G, A, B and each of them corresponds with a different chakra going from the Root chakra all the way up to the Crown chakra. So the Root corresponds with the note C and relates to our physical needs and the feeling of stability. So you would especially tune into this sound vibration if you felt the need to ground yourself more. You can explore the amazing frequencies and vibrations of crystal singing bowls by buying your own set, or buying each individual bowl as you can. Then playing them for yourself as needed. Or, you can also go to crystal singing bowl sessions where someone plays the healing bowls for you. Discover the amazing world of sound therapy and see what it does for you.