‘Resonance’ is a healing meditation class that will be modified and adapted each week using a combination of techniques including reiki, crystals, sound, breath work, somatic movement simple meditation, and occasional energy ceremony.
Sound healing is the #1 rising wellness trend, and dont we know it!
Sound healing today is more popular than ever. In a world of increasingly fast-paced lifestyles, fast food and global uncertainty, keeping balanced and in good health is vital. Science may finally be catching up with practices used effectively by ancient civilisations for mind-body-spirit healing with sounds.
Many of us recognize that music has the power to improve our mood and reduce stress. We aren’t really able to explain exactly why it makes us feel better, but there is no doubt that listening to our favourite tunes somehow has a healing effect on our souls.
Enter sound healing, a form of holistic therapy that uses sonic vibrations to restore the mind and body. Today, many people are embracing the practice, seeking out sessions to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. The length of a typical session is 30, 60, or 90 minutes, during which healers use instruments such as gongs, drums, bells, tuning forks, singing bowls, cymbals, or chimes to create tactile vibrations at targeted frequencies.
So how does that work, exactly?
Without getting too deep, it’s a combination of the science of sound and our nervous system’s response, but its potency seems magical. Sound healing helps the body do what it does best by realigning on a cellular level to heal itself. It’s a scientific fact that everything in the universe is vibrating and everything has its own resonant frequency. When those resonant frequencies get misaligned, that’s when disease or illness happens.
It’s the frequency, or ‘sound speed,’ that molecules are vibrating to that actually puts all matter in the form that it’s in. The same is true of our bodies. Every cell, every organ, every bit of blood, your brain, your entire body has its own resonance, its own specific frequency. Sound healers restore or maintain those healthy frequencies through a process called entrainment.
Entrainment is a universal phenomenon wherein interacting systems tend to synchronize and the science behind sound healing hinges on it. Sound healing engages the power of scientifically identified sounds to restore the body to healthy resonant frequencies, which differ by organ. In other words, sound healers employ the energy of sound therapeutically. In the same way that a qualified composer utilizes perfect fifths, a sound healer elicits intended effects through various sonic frequencies.
Some Scientific Evidence…
If it all sounds a little “woo-woo” to you, consider the scientific evidence. A 2019 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health noted that people with spastic cerebral palsy presented “significant improvement of motor function” when exposed to vibroacoustic therapy. And, as published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, a 2016 study showed that participants in a Tibetan singing bowl meditation reported “significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood.” Sound healing is even used in many traditional medical settings; some surgeons utilize the practice before, during, and after procedures to reduce patients’ reliance on pain medication.
Sonically lowering your brainwave state, entering frequencies typically reserved for deep sleep, triggers the relaxation response. It reduces your oxy-gen consumption, decreases your blood pressure, slows your heart rate and respiration rate, and relaxes your muscles, clearing the mind from anxiety and creating a feeling of calm and inner peace.
Weaving sound healing through different modalities enhances experiences. Here at Yoga Junkie, sound healing is the thread that weaves our yoga, meditation, reiki, shamanic practices and crystal energy together. They are the perfect blend as each modality helps individuals to connect with their mind, body and spirit in an empowering way. Sound enhances the flow of hands-on and remote healing energy in a remarkable way, reaching and enhancing a deeply relaxed subconscious state a lot quicker than other traditional approaches. We have Selenite Crystal Singing Bowls, Koshi Wind Chimes, and many other implements that will enhance your experience
Sound Healing and Crystal Reiki are the perfect combination to gently release the energetic imprint of traumatic experiences in a way that complements all and any other form of therapy. Notable, significant shifts in physical, emotional and mental health after just one session have been reported.
You’ll be curious to know, “Whats that Smell?”, when you inhale the calming aromas during savasana. A Yoga Junkie blend, our very own meditation mist, carefully curated using select, organic, essential oils.
You will begin to notice shifts in your physical, mental, energetic, spiritual, and emotional selves. Tension will ease, limitations will dissipate, pain will reduce, restrictions will unfold, and this will occur in synchronicity. You’ll be compelled to take a step back from the intensity of everyday life stresses to reset and unwind, reducing stress, lifting your mood and promoting restful sleep.