Your body is an amazing machine. An intricate one. As complex as all that surrounds you – woven in an obscure interaction and hard to grasp in its integrity. Or is it? Is it all that much incomprehensible and elaborate. How would you feel if you кnew it’s all made of…sound? Vibration? And energy? Could it be that simple? How would that change the way you perceive the universe, the ordinary objects around you, your life, physical pain, psychological discomforts, and, on the contrary – how would you experience your well-being, health, the feeling of relaxation, happiness, nd fulfillment.
Scientists, spiritual men, philosophers, ancient sages of many cultures have tried for thousands of years to find that simple truth that could integrate all basic knowledge about what we are made of and how we could influence the world around us and vice versa. The principles of vibration and energy flow are behind modern string theory and ancient traditions give life to what we know today as energy medicine or vibrational medicine.
Our Bodies On a Cellular Level Are Vibrational
A modern theory called string theory assumes that strings of energy are the real building blocks of all matter – from the water we drink to the air we breath and the stars we enjoy at night on a clear sky. All good and all bad, all perfections and all flaws. These strands of energy are so microscopic. Imagine a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a centimeter. Billions of them vibrate at once, at different frequency rate. Аnd since all matter is made of vibrating strands of energy, so are we. Our bodies, our tissues, our cells…it’s all vibration.
Simply put, each one of us produces music of our own through the strings of energy that resonate within us. What surrounds us composes its symphony, too. And the way it resonates within us, changes and influences our inner vibrations, our inner world, our health and well-being. And vise versa. The sound we produce, the vibrations we emanate to the world outside, defines the situation we live in. So logical and so simple.
Like a mistuned guitar, a human body that experiences vibrational disbalance might suffer a number of adverse health conditions or disease.
The principles behind the string theory are not new. They have been around for thousands of years. In the Chinese system, specific healing sounds are associated with one of the five organ systems of the body and can help balance the body and emotions. Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish sages taught that sound, prayers and divine names can invoke a range of powerful effects, both external and internal.
In his book Vibrational Medicine, Dr. Richard Gerber defines vibrational medicine as “medicine that is directed toward an understanding of energy and vibration, and how they interact with molecular structure and organismic balance.(3. Richard Gerber, Vibrational Medicine, 3d ed. ( Rochester, Vermont: Bear & Company, 2001), p. 65.)
The director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, says,
“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
Restoring Vibrational Harmony
To keep our vibrations in balance we need to learn how to counteract the “bad” vibrations that come from the outside world, as well as try to control the vibrations that resound within us.
Protect against Electro-Magnetic Frequency radiation (EMF)
EMF radiation retunes our cells vibrational frequency. It has become an inevitable part of life. While the conclusions on the possible negative health effects are still controversial, the best course of action and the one experts recommend is to avoid extra doses of Electromagnetic Radiation whenever you can. Our body and brains are like tuning forks that will adopt to vibrational frequencies that they encounter. To counter that, spend time in nature, away from electronic devices, electric grid, wifi etc.
Walk barefoot on the ground
“Grounding” or “earthing” allows for the excess energy to dissipate into the earth for cleansing. Recent studies have found that direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth promotes “intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being” (reduced pain, better sleep, a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic tone in the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and a blood-thinning effect). The Earth’s surface possesses a continuously renewed supply of free electrons. The Earth’s negative potential can create a stable optimum internal bioelectrical environment that supports the normal functioning of all body systems.
When in contact with Earth by walking barefoot, lying or sitting on the ground, some of the Earth’s electrons are transmitted to our bodies – we equilibrate with the electrical potential of the Earth, thus, stabilizing the electrical environment of all organs, tissues, and cells.
It is also assumed that electrons have the potential to neutralize free radicals, reducing acute and chronic inflammation.
Use Buddhist singing bowls
Use Buddhist singing bowls and tuning fork to restore optimum vibrational frequency. Studies suggest that Tibetan singing bowl meditation may be an effective inexpensive, low-technology method for reducing levels of tension, anxiety. Their touching sound helps in dealing with depression, as well as increases spiritual well-being. Singing bowls might be especially useful in decreasing stress in individuals who have not previously practiced this form of meditation.
How-to Guide to Using your Buddhist Singing Bowl
Where does it come from?
The Tibetan or Himalayan singing bowls date back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 – 480 B.C.). But some researchers suggest that they more likely date back to the pre-Buddhist Tibetan Bon culture. The tradition was brought from India to Tibet.
There are seven or eight basic kinds of singing bowls (though almost 50 types of antique Himalayan singing bowls have been identified). Each type stands out with its own characteristic shape and sound: Thadobati, Jambati, Naga, Mani, Ultabati, Manipuri, Lingam, Remuna.
Traditional antique Tibetan bowls were made of high-quality bronze in combination with a palette of various other metals – gold, silver and even meteoric iron. This variety creates the symphony of harmonies the bowls produce when we play them.
Most modern singing bowls are machine-made, few are hand-made or a combination of both. They are typically made of a type of bronze called “bell metal” – a mix of copper and tin.
Beneficial Effects – Tune Your Body To Its Natural Frequency
Singing bowls produce an otherearthly symphony capable of invoking a deep state of relaxation – a natural gateway to meditation. In addition to their usage for meditation, singing bowls are used for stress reduction, holistic healing, chakra balancing. Their sound frequency impacts the sympathetic nervous system. They create a balancing left/right brain synchronization. The spreading vibrations in the shape of sounds trigger the relaxation reflex and slow down the respiratory, brain and heart rate, creating a sense of well being.(1)
It is suggested that singing bowls make human brain waves switch to Theta. Scientists have found that Theta waves may relieve stress and reduce anxiety, facilitate a deep physical relaxation, induce clarity of mind, help better synchronize the two hemispheres of the brain. (2)
The vibrations of the singing bowls transform the normal vibrations and wavelengths of the human body to match their own. A healthy organ vibrates at his own rhythms and frequency. In the unhealthy body natural rhythm and vibrational frequency is disturbed. Singing bowls “recreate the original harmonic frequency, and stimulate the body to rediscover its own harmonic frequency, by making it vibrate to the frequency of the bowl so that when it is synchronized, it can vibrate independently” (Jansen 1992: 39). (3)
There Are 3 Main Techniques for Playing Tibetian Singing Bowls
The “Around the rim” technique
To apply this technique
- First, place the bowl in your hand, adjust it carefully on the palm, or hold it firmly with your fingertips if you are about to play a smaller version of a singing bowl. Be careful not to touch the sides of the bowl because this might interfere with the sound and vibrations. Bend the bowl a bit to make access easier.
- Take the mallet with the other hand. Grasp it around mid-length with all fingers touching the wood and fingertips pointing downwards.
- Warm up the bowl, gently tapping one side with the mallet.
- Touch the rim of the bowl with the base of the mallet, apply light pressure and start moving the mallet clockwise, around the outer edge of the bowl. Apply pressure and use your arm for the movement. Not your wrists. Wrists should stay straight.
- You might start a bit faster to induce the vibration, then slow a bit. Try to play with a constant speed.
The “Wah-Wah” Technique
- Play the ball applying the “Around the rim” technique
- Lift the bowl up a bit to align it with the level of your mouth opening and a bit above that level.
- While thinking about the wah-wah of the singing bowl, try to open and close your mouth (as if saying wah-wah towards the singing bowl without making any sound). The purpose of this exercise is to allow the sound of the singing bowl to bounce inside your mouth and then bounce back…usually modified.
The Water Technique
An amazing sound comes out by pouring a bit of water into the singing bowl.
- Place a bit of water inside the bowl (3/4″ of water should be enough to start with)
- Be careful not to get the rims of the bowl wet
- Apply “around- the-rim” technique
- When the bowl is already singing, stop moving the mallet and put it away from the rim. Let the bowl continue singing.
- Gently swirl and tilt the bowl and the water
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