what is sound healing
Sound healing is getting more and more prominent in today’s world especially in the field of healing and spiritual transformation. If we generalize the term sound healing, it refers to as – healing through sound. And singing bowls have been used for many centuries for fulfilling the purpose. A singing bowl is a type of bell that is shaped like a bowl of varying sizes. A fine proportion of sacred metals are used in making singing bowls with the art of hammer and tuning. These metals gives a set of overtones to these bowls which can be seen in the unique frequency and vibration of these bowls. When we hit the bowls with a wooden mallet, it produces a rich blend of harmonic sounds which aids in the meditative process and have a direct effect on our chakras – energy centers. These mystical sounds and vibrations helps in reducing stress, meditation, deep relaxation, chakra balancing and overall holistic healing.
How can these sound-vibrations heal the body?
For this we need to understand our existence as a physical self. Our nervous system is a fine cluster of such sophisticated architecture, so many nerves spreading here and there, connecting and binding all our organs together so that each works in tune with the other. And our nervous system is sensitive to sounds. Loud and harsh sounds may hurt several delicate parts of our nervous system and cause damage while the rhythmic, harmonious sounds produced from the singing bowls has a profound healing effect on our whole nervous system. Also, if we see our body it is made up of trillions of cells, and our nervous system is in continuous communication with all of them. Also, if we look inside a cell, this is what modern science says, it is made up of atoms and inside these minute atoms there’s basically vibrations or wave particles, continuously vibrating at a particular frequency. Thus, the external vibrations from the bowls are basically used for balancing the vibrations that we are – at our very core of our existence.
You may have learned that our body is around 70 to 72 % water and the water element is a good conductor of sound and vibrations. Just like when you throw a stone in a pond or a lake, it creates ripples all around of it, similarly sound waves from these tapped bowls move in concentric circles and penetrates through your blood, flesh, organs and bones, relaxing them and energizing them at the same time. Sound healing with singing bowls give a gentle cleansing massage to the trillions of cells of a human body. It helps in releasing blockages and thus taking care of your mind, body and spirit as a whole.
When these bowls are tapped together, the harmonious overtones starts to resonate and produce the most mystical and unexpected sounds. Because of these spiritual and transformative qualities of these bowls, they were used since ages for healing purposes and can be used for expanding our consciousness in the very present.