• By Yoga Studio Calgary
  • 01 May, 2017
Sound vibration is one of the most ancient forms of healing human beings have used and explored over the millenniums. A sound healing mediation with alchemy crystal quartz bowls is a transcendent experience for the mind, body and soul. The benefits you will receive are literally infinite. During sound healing the mind journeys into a dreamlike state to receive intuitive intelligence from the higher form of self. This guided meditation allows us access to our higher consciousness. It is a very receiving state for the mind to be in, one where the body is relaxed and the mind is receiving. It is here we can begin to wash out limited beliefs and patterns that the subconscious mind holds, allowing us to plant new seeds of intention and resolve. The shifts that occur within our energy field are profound.

To begin to understand how sound vibration affects the body we can start by saying we all energy. Everything around us is energy, we are energetic beings, and the entirety of the Universe holds the bio energetic filed.

The basic units of energy are light and sound. Energy ~light and sound ~ moves in waves.

The sound vibration of crystal bowls is an energy that travels the energy system of our bodies, through the chakras (the energy centres of the body).

The body is designed through its system of energy centres – chakras to be an integrated and connected part of our surrounding bio energetic field – the Universal energies. If we can balance the energies within us and connect to the bio energetic field the result is perfect health, perfect balance and harmony. When we are not in harmony, it is a sign we have fallen away and are imbalanced in our chakras and disconnected from the bio energetic filed.

The solution is to reconnect, to activate and switch back on all the energy centres in your system and harmonize with the bio energy field. Essentially it’s to get “plugged back in”!

This is where the sound vibration comes in. The crystal bowls create sound waves that create a circular form of energy that spirals up and that surrounds the body and the bio energetic field. The higher energy frequencies enter in a clockwise direction, the body system energy releases in a counterclockwise action. This downward –upward streaming of energy created a double spiral of energy happening, and forming a scalar energy column of energy around us. High frequencies enter the body via the chakras, beginning a the crown and exits the body in a downward motion. This energy moves through the conduit of the spine and outward through the neural network, to be dispersed through out the bodies energy system.

We respond to the energy of the crystal bowls because we to are energy. Our energy centres, the chakras are centred along the spine and the core of the body, beginning at the tailbone and ascending to the crown of the head. This includes the seven major energy centres of the body as following: 1Root/ 2 Sacral / 3 Solar Plexus/ 4 Heart / 5 Throat / 3rd Eye / 7Crown. Each of our Chakras has a corresponding note or sound, the root is the note of C / Sacral is the note of D / Solar Plexus is E / Heart is F / Throat is G / 3rd Eye is A / Crown is B. There are also energy centres and notes that are above and below the Root and Crown chakras. As you can see we are built much like a musical instrument. Therefore we respond to sound healing and energy very well, as like energy attracts like energy.

When the crystal bowls are played a vibration and sound are emitted, this energy travels in sound waves. Each crystal bowl plays a specific sound note and then 4 tones above and below this note. The spiralling sound waves seek out the like notes in our energy body to be played one by one, note by note, moving through the bodies whole energetic structure. When the waves encounter a blockage in the body, sound vibrations begin the process of aligning and entraining, to create like vibration and frequency in the energy centre that is needing the balancing. It could be said you are being “tuned in”. This spiral wave makes its way up the body balancing, and tuning the body back into harmony. It is a balancing process for the body to harmonize and come back to wholeness it knows.

The brain experiences quiet a lot in this process of sound as well. While experiencing the sound waves of the crystal bowls the brain can no longer recognize the separation of the right and left hemispheres. The sound rolls right through the corpus callosum (the brain matter that separates the right and left hemisphere, and is what creates the duality of our human nature, the yin & the yang). The sound spirals round and round, reintegrating the two hemispheres, and we experience a shift from linear thought expression to one of global perception. Instead of isolated clusters of neural activity, here and there, the whole brain lights up. The mind is unified and goes global and experiences wholeness.

We are experiencing unity of consciousness in this state of mind. This is where people say they felt as if they “feel no space, no time”. It also may be hard to distinguish where the sound begins and ends, the sound seems to roll around the head (sometimes we experience dizziness and or feel like we are out of our body).

The crystal bowls allow us to move beyond separateness, to oneness, integration, wholeness of mind. In this free state of being, separation from the universe simply falls away. You may ask, is this like meditation then? Absolutely, it is a guided sound ~ energy meditation!

The brain waves synchronize with the spiralling sound waves, beginning to slow down in frequency. In our awake and alert state the brain functions at a Beta level: 20 cps (cycles per second). When we listen to the sound vibration of crystal bowls the brain shifts down from Beta (20 cps), to Alpha and on to Theta, which is 6-4 cps. You are in a meditative brain frequency.

The mind sinks into the subconscious layers and enters a dreamlike state. Here we can feel the release of emotions, fears, desires and memories. The consciousness is being given the opportunity to reflect on to its self, to process and integrate what it has experienced. The body is as if in a deep sleep, breathing slows, heart rate slows, blood pressure drops. All physiological phenomena advanced meditators reach, in self-directed meditation. The crystal bowls act as gentle guides, to lead you through levels of frequency, bands of energy and layers of consciousness.

You will experience amplified energy and shifts in your mind and body will occur with crystal bowl sound healing. It is an experience like no other, transcendent for the mind body and soul.

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