Bells, Bowls, and Gongs.

I love the energy and clarity I get after a perfect morning. If you don’t know, I am super busy mother of a 6 year old that I homeschool, a new teething puppy that I’m potty training, and a business owner where I manage other people’s health and lives. Something goes wrong, gets lost, gets forgotten, and I’m always struggling to get everywhere on time: In short, my mornings are the definition of utter chaos. So this not a blog about just smile be happy and it will be alright. This is about finding a few minutes to give YOU a little love and nourishment before you swing at life’s many curve balls.

There are many ways to build up your Qi and reduce stress. Today’s topic is sound therapy. This is not quite the same as put on your favorite jams and shake your tailfeathers like you’re named Tina T. (Yes I’m old back off lol, and that post is coming) This is about the meditation and healing that can be achieved with resonance from bells, bowls, gongs, and other instruments. This is not a bunch of new age JuJu either. Here is a great indepth article. Sound is used for in hospitals before surgery, as a treatment for people in the autism spectrum,  and yes even in acupuncture and oriental medicine and more. I am trained in Acutonics, the use of tuning forks on acupuncture points and it is amazing.

Why sound? Ever heard the saying music soothes the savage beast? Sound is a motion, a wave of energy that moves through the air, water, and even solid structures (think how you can FEEL the music at a concert). We are energetic beings made up of a lot of water that these vibrations can move through. You don’t have to wait for a concert or your local neighborhood pin lady to get sound healing. Instead you can invest in your own piece of sound magic and make it a part of your perfect morning.

Singing bowls are my favorite and come in many different tones. Find a local shop and see if the sound makes you want to take a deep breath and drop your shoulders. Bells and gongs can be struck at intervals to help bring focus back to deep breathing and letting go of stray thoughts. Didgeridoo is one of the most grounding sounds I have ever encountered. A bit challenging to learn but you are forced to relax and take a deep breath in order to get a good sound from one. Find any “instrument” that has a lingering quality once a note is played.

Man this got long fast. Ok so quick note, yes there are plenty of other sound therapies out there like binaural beats, theta wave music, and chanting. Remember this is about your perfect morning and what works for you.

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