Tips for the Sound Therapy Practitioner

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Sound Therapy and the Chakras

Our crystal singing bowls are categorized based on the chakra system standardized by Western yoga traditions. We assign their tones to the chakras based on the sound healing model that uses the diatonic major musical scale to parallel the 7 primary chakras. In this model, the key note of “C” correlates with the root chakra.

The standardized chakra system used by Western yogis today is a powerful model to invoke culturally accessible imagery that can relax the physical body and alter our brain chemistry in positive ways. Imagery and sound together do wonders to amplify the extrasensory field of our inner world of emotions.

Meditating on the colors and imagery of the chakras in your practice, while sounding a corresponding crystal quartz singing bowl can provide an etheric journey to transform your emotional state.

When Toning with your “C” Singing Bowl…

The Muladhara Chakra is associated in Vedic traditions with the earth element. In the standard Western sound healing model of chakras and sound, the note “C” is used to invoke the symbology of this grounding chakra, known in the West as the Root Chakra.

The seed-mantra syllable associated with the Earth Element is “LAM.” You may wish to amplify your personal or therapeutic practice with internally or externally repeating this syllable in tune with your Root Chakra, “C” Singing Bowl.

NOTE: This model is loosely derived from the reference in certain Vedic texts to seven tones in the Indian classical scale corresponding to the chakras, differing every time according to what note was played as the root tone. (Of course, the Western frequencies don’t correspond exactly, but the idea is parallel and culturally relative to our Western musical traditions and the powerful combination of imagery and sound can significantly alter our energy field.)

When Toning with your “D” Singing Bowl…

The Svadhisthana, or Sacral chakra is associated with the element of water. In the common Western sound therapy model, the note “D” is used to invoke the imagery of this center of sexuality and creativity.

“VAM” is the seed-mantra syllable associated with the water element, and this sound can be invoked in tune with your “D” crystal singing bowl, to enhance your meditations and energy therapy practice.

NOTE: This model is loosely derived from the reference in certain Vedic texts to seven tones in the Indian classical scale corresponding to the chakras, though they differed every time according to what note was played as the root tone. (Of course, the Western frequencies don’t correspond exactly, but the idea is parallel and culturally relative to our Western musical traditions and the powerful combination of imagery and sound can significantly alter our energy field.)

When Toning with your “E” Singing Bowl…

The Manipura, or Navel Chakra, is associated with the element of fire. In the dominant Western sound therapy model, the note “E” is used to invoke the imagery of this center of willpower, purpose, and personal identity.

“RAM” is the seed-mantra syllable associated with the fire element, and this sound can be invoked in tune with your “E crystal singing bowl, to enhance your meditations and energy therapy practice.

NOTE: This model is loosely derived from the reference in certain Vedic texts to seven tones in the Indian classical scale corresponding to the chakras, though they differed every time according to what note was played as the root tone. (Of course, the Western frequencies don’t correspond exactly, but the idea is parallel and culturally relative to our Western musical traditions and the powerful combination of imagery and sound can significantly alter our energy field.)

When Toning with your “F” Singing Bowl…

The Anahata Chakra is associated in the Vedic tradition with the element of air. In the standard Western sound healing model of chakras and sound, the note “F” is used to invoke the symbology of this loving-kindness chakra, known in the Western yogic adaptation as the Heart Chakra.

The seed-mantra syllable associated with the Earth Element is “YAM.” Amplify your personal or therapeutic practice with internally or externally repeating this syllable in tune with your F crystal singing bowl.

NOTE: This model is loosely derived from the reference in certain Vedic texts to seven tones in the Indian classical scale corresponding to the chakras, though they differed every time according to what note was played as the root tone. (Of course, the Western frequencies don’t correspond exactly, but the idea is parallel and culturally relative to our Western musical traditions and the powerful combination of imagery and sound can significantly alter our energy field.)

When Toning with your “G” Singing Bowl…

The Visuddha, or Throat Chakra, is associated with the element of ether. In the dominant Western sound therapy model, the note “G” is used to invoke the imagery of this center of personal voice and communication.

“HAM” is the seed-mantra syllable associated with the ether element, and this sound can be invoked in tune with your “G Crystal singing bowl, to enhance your meditations and energy therapy practice.

NOTE: This model is loosely derived from the reference in certain Vedic texts to seven tones in the Indian classical scale corresponding to the chakras, though they differed every time according to what note was played as the root tone. (Of course, the Western frequencies don’t correspond exactly, but the idea is parallel and culturally relative to our Western musical traditions and the powerful combination of imagery and sound can significantly alter our energy field.)

When Toning with your “A” Singing Bowl…

In the Vedic tradition, the Ajna Chakra is associated with the mind. In the standard Western sound healing model of chakras and sound, the note “A” is used to invoke the symbology of this chakra of inner vision, known in the Western yogic adaptation as the Third-Eye Chakra.

The seed-mantra syllable associated with the inner mind, intuition, and foresight is “OM,” or according to Deepak Chopra’s popularized system, “SHAM.” Enhance your personal or therapeutic practice with internally or externally repeating this syllable in tune with your  A crystal singing bowl.

NOTE: This model is loosely derived from the reference in certain Vedic texts to seven tones in the Indian classical scale corresponding to the chakras, though they differed every time according to what note was played as the root tone. (Of course, the Western frequencies don’t correspond exactly, but the idea is parallel and culturally relative to our Western musical traditions and the powerful combination of imagery and sound can significantly alter our energy field.)

When Toning with your “B” Singing Bowl…

The Sahasrara Chakra is associated in Vedic traditions with pure consciousness and divine union. In the standard Western sound healing model of chakras and sound, the note “B” is used to invoke the symbology of this etheric chakra, known in the West as the Crown Chakra.

The seed-mantra syllable associated with this chakra is “OM” in silence. Feel at one with the greater consciousness and deepen your connection with all that is by internally or externally repeating this syllable in tune with your Crown Chakra, “B” Singing Bowl.

NOTE: This model is loosely derived from the reference in certain Vedic texts to seven tones in the Indian classical scale corresponding to the chakras, though they differed every time according to what note was played as the root tone. (Of course, the Western frequencies don’t correspond exactly, but the idea is parallel and culturally relative to our Western musical traditions and the powerful combination of imagery and sound can significantly alter our energy field.)

Activate Your Internal Landscape with the Mayan Bird Whistle

Bird whistles are known to have been used in various religious ceremonies of the Mayan, Incas, and Aztecs. They are made of clay and often sculpted into the images of animal spirits.

Different whistles were used for celebration, healing, and transitioning into the after-life. It is widely accepted that these whistles were used to help alter the consciousness of individuals during the spiritual ceremonies.

In the context of sound therapy, these are beautiful triggers for entraining the brainwaves and activating entry into the subconscious realms. To incorporate an indigenous, hand-crafted bird whistle into your practice, make sure that you take the time to experiment with the different manipulations of its unique tones.

Are You Familiar with the Ceremonial Rattle of the Ancient Egyptians?

Ancient Egyptian queens and priestesses are often seen holding a metal rattle, known as the Systrum. This unique rattle was used to cleanse energy in temple ceremonies and dances for the Goddesses Hathor, Bast, and Isis.

The traditional systrum is made up of wood and metal jingles on rods that are deliberately snake-shaped. It is a beautiful, easy-to-use instrument with a bright sound, perfect as a call to initiate your group sound journeys, or to set the entraining rhythmic pulse for your facilitated percussion healing circles.

Have You Heard of Sonic Acupuncture?

Weighted tuning forks are particularly powerful in that you can use their resounding vibrations directly on the body as a sonic acupuncture, to access the body’s meridian and chakra points.

This technique based on the ancient Eastern understandings of the body’s energetic pathways allows the deep resonance of the forks to reverberate through bones, muscles, tissues, and cells, helping to break up stagnant energy and bring the body back to a state of homeostasis, where healing can occur.

If you already work with the body’s acupressure points, tuning forks can help amplify the effects of your practice. But even if you don’t, the soothing vibrations and tones of these forks can amplify any relaxation or energetic practices.

Did You Know that You Can Use Tuning Forks to Create Binaural Beats?

Using an Otto Weighted 136.1hz Tuning Fork and an Otto Weighted 128hz Tuning Fork triggers a theta brainwave state, and those just happen to be two of the forks available in our Theta Brainwave Tuning Fork set.

Binaural tones are used to alter our perceptions of consciousness, and a theta brainwave state is a gateway into memory and intuition, as well as triggering a deep meditative state, essential to all transformation therapy.

Easily and effectively balance your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system with sound, by using these beautiful and powerful instruments.

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