The Complete Guide to Sound Healing
Sound has been utilized for millennia to enhance ritual, meditation and healing practices. From drumming and singing to rattling over someone in order to invoke healing, sound has been practiced across the globe in every therapeutic discipline for thousands of years.
The Complete Guide to Sound Healing is the premier sound healing book available, providing an expansive overview of this ancient practice from both a practical and spiritual angle. This comprehensive resource covers everything from its ancient roots, through the most efficient healing techniques for specific health issues. Plus, it demonstrates how sound can help heal one’s mind and retrain their brain into states of calmness, relaxation, and wellbeing.
Sound healing is experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity right now, thanks to celebrity endorsements (Robert Downey Jr and Charlize Theron are fans) and an increased interest in alternative therapies generally.
For thousands of years, people have used sound to realign the body’s vibration, improve mental health and emotional wellbeing or even ward off evil spirits through chanting. While there aren’t many scientific studies to back up these claims, many believe sound can aid the healing process when done correctly.
Start your own sound healing journey by purchasing some basic instruments or tools that allow you to explore various sounds and frequencies on a daily basis. Singing bowls, tuning forks, gongs or hand drums require little skill to play and can provide soothing and activation to both body and mind.
Some of these devices have been proven to reduce pain and stress, strengthen the immune system and promote sleep. Humming is another form of sound therapy that may be particularly beneficial for nervous system health; it reduces anxiety while stimulating nitric oxide in the bloodstream which plays a significant role in improving circulation, decreasing inflammation and relieving pain.
Other common sound healing techniques involve binaural beats, which involve listening to two tones with different frequencies at once. These tones align with your brain waves and cause it to enter various states that have been proven to reduce stress, boost energy levels and induce a feeling of bliss.
Sound healing can also be incorporated into daily life through attending sound baths, where you lie down and listen to instruments played intuitively by an experienced practitioner during guided meditation. These sessions are becoming increasingly common at yoga studios and hospitals nationwide and can have positive effects on health and wellbeing.
However, it’s essential to remember that sound therapy should never replace traditional medical treatment. Always consult your doctor or other healthcare professional before trying any new treatments and make sure you take medications as prescribed by your physician.