Throughout history, sound has been used to help people and boost the spirit. Chi Kung Masters believe that sound can heal the body. That’s because humans have a natural instinct for sound therapy. Just think about how a favorite song can lift your mood. Sound healing synchronizes brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation, helping to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of the cells in our bodies. An excellent article, "Sound Healing - How It Works and It's Health Benefits" by author Gayatri Bhumik offers an expanded incite into the many options for sound healing. You can follow Gayatri on Instagram, @gontheroad!
The Six Healing Sounds of the Chi Kung are both a practice and a meditation and have been employed for 1,000's of years predating the development of Chinese Medicine. These "healing" sounds synchronize brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation. The tonal sounds are made using the force of breath (the diaphragm), the vocal cords and mouth. However, the activity engages the whole body and the mind. Practice of this meditation activates your endocrine system, there by improving health. When our endocrine system is functioning fully we light up with the vivacious energy of good health. We have better mood and less moodiness, serotonin increases, we are calmer and sleep better. Anxiety and depression are eased.
The six healing sounds as a meditation and practice are beneficial for those suffering from anxiety or PTSD. They are a valuable tool to destress at the end of a busy day or as a way to get off to a good start each day.
One can practice all six sounds in one session or concentrate on just one sound for a number of days. Making the practice your own and finding the easiest way to add it into your routine is pragmatic and beneficial any way you can make it work. Practicing once a week with a friend or family member allows you to compare notes on the feelings you have after a session.
The Six Healing Sounds are as follows:
As a Certified Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner I use these healing sounds in the treatment room. They are sounds many folks naturally begin to make when they are "unwinding" energetically. If you think about it you will realize we make these sounds often. Pay attention to the times you or others make certain sounds and you'll see how natural a form of expression these sounds are!
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