What is Sound Healing?
Sound and music can be powerful tools in the healing process. They can be utilized as as an adjunct to traditional and alternative health care procedures and treatments. In all situations they can certainly be used as a pleasant addition to any form of practice.
Our body is a musical instrument. When the instrument is not tuned properly, a state of dis-ease or imbalance occurs. Each cell in our body is genetically programmed to maintain its own health and well-being. During the course of our life many emotional, mental, spiritual, and environmental factors interfere with this state.
The sound and vibrations emanating from the crystal singing bowls re-tune the listener's body, initially by opening, clearing, and re-balancing each of the 7 major chakas, plus the high heart. It has been scientifically established that each of these chakras or energy centers are associated with a musical note or vibrational frequency.
Willow mainly uses crystal singing bowls, What is Quartz Crystal?
Crystals are fossilized water, formed when water combines with an element under certain conditions of pressure, temperature and energy. As a crystal, the element is able to express itself as a more unified and ordered being.
Silica sand, combined with water becomes quartz crystal. Quartz crystals have many physical properties. They amplify, transform, store, focus, and transfer energy. We see the results in microphones, radio and television equipment, timepieces, laser tools, and computers to name a few. Our bodies, too, are crystalline in structure. When working with crystals, there may be profound effects on the organs, tissues, and cells, as well as the circulatory, endocrine, and metabolic systems.
Crystals can interact with our thoughts. Thoughts are energy forms. When thought energy interacts with a crystal, those thoughts are changed to more harmonic forms, which change brainwave frequencies, showing possible alterations in consciousness. Thus, the power of positive intention or affirmation combined with the use of crystals provides remarkable healing results.
What is vocal toning?
Vocal toning is a means for an individual to use their own voice to create particular frequencies or vibrations within the body and is very similar to chanting. Although toning may seem to be a New Age thing, it has been used for promoting wellness in many cultures around the world, including Indigenous tribes, Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and many of the Mystery Schools. We are now at an exciting time when much of this knowledge is re-emerging, and many scientists are studying it's effects, which is bridging the gap between science and metaphysics. Below is a list of a few of the many benefits of toning that research has discovered:
- Increased oxygen in the cells
- Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
- Increased lymphatic circulation
- Increased levels of melatonin
- Reduced levels of stress related hormones
- Release of endorphins—self-created opiates that work as “natural pain relievers”.
- Boosted production of interleukin-l, a protein associated with blood production
- Increased levels of nitric oxide, (NO), a molecule associated with promotion of healing and with vascular dilation.
- Release of oxytocin, the “trust” hormone