The Power of Sound Vibrations
Using Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Chimes, And Be”s to Restore and balance the Body-Mind-Spirit.
Sound is vibration, we are all vibrating, the source of all matter and non-matter is vibration. It touches every part of our physical being, not just through our ears but through every cell of our body. Sound has been used for thousands of years to access deep states of consciousness, expand awareness and heal. All parts of your body possess a diﬀerent reverberating frequency. When an organ, or other part of the body, is vibrating “out of tune” it is called ‘dis-ease’. A body is in a healthy state when each cell and each organ resonate in harmony with the whole being.
How It Works
“Sound from the gongs and bowls entrain the brain to move into the deeper Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and intuition. When placed directly on the body, the bowls emit sound vibrations that are transmitted into our blood, organs, tissues, and cellular memory through the 80% water in our bodies. The sound vibrations aﬀect our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reﬂex and inhibiting the stress or pain response. These vibrations reduce brain wave activity, slow the respiratory and heart rate, creating ‘Cardio-Respiratory Synchronicity’—the perfect condition to release blocked energy and bring the body back into alignment.” [excerpted from an article by Diane Mandle]
What Are The Benefits?
In today’s modern times, the West have begun to rediscover the healing eﬀects of these Sacred tools on the body and mind and how they can help to reduce stress and pain, depression, balance energy, enhance meditation, and create spontaneous healing. Participants report an organic shift in their perception of space, heightened clarity of mind and body, enhanced creativity and a sense of peace and well-being.
Sound and the Five Elements
The ﬁve energy ﬁelds or elements known as Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth symbolizes a universal principal or archetype. These ﬁve elements come together and mix in diﬀerent ways, similar to musical tones. They produce currents of energy that nourish everything we know and experience including our thoughts, emotions, and physical body. Dr. Vansant Lad describes this process of division from an Ayurvedic perspective:
“The rishies perceived that in the beginning, the world existed in an unmanifested state of consciousness. From that state of uniﬁed consciousness, the subtle vibrations of the cosmic soundless sound aum manifested. From that vibration there ﬁrst appeared the Ether element. This ethereal element then began to move: it’s subtle movements create the Air, which is Ether in action. The movement of Ether produced friction, and through friction heat was generated. Particles of heat energy combined to form intense light and from this light the Fire element manifested. Thus, Ether manifested in Air, and it was the same Ether that further manifested into Fire. Through the heat of the Fire, certain ethereal elements dissolved and liquiﬁed, manifesting the Water element and then solidiﬁed to form the molecules of Earth. In this way, Ether manifested into the four elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.”
The chart is a map of the subtle body system and how the chakras (wheels of energy), 5 elements, and musical notes communicate with our thoughts, emotions, and actions.
“The 25th Buddha, before physical death, told his 26 closest disciples that the greatest spiritual practice, and the one most convenient for humanity, was to meditate on sound. Listening to the sound of ones’s own nature, disengaging from the sounds of the outer world, and directing the ﬂow of hearing within one’s inner concentration was the way to perfect enlightenment (Samadhi).” Gongmaster Don Conreaux