Tibetan singing bowl and bell, personal collection

Sound is the force of creation and music in any form by way of instruments, objects like the conch and reeds, have been known to heal the human body for centuries. Trusted by the Shamans, the Ancient Egyptians, Tibetans, Native Americans and part of so many healing rites and rituals in India and beyond, it’s only now, in the recent past that Music/Sound Therapy has been taken seriously by Science and Psychology.

“In Sound we are born, in sound we are healed” – Mehtab Benton

The Multiple Benefits of Sound Therapy

Listening to soothing music, uplifting mantras, bells, conches, bowls and even the sounds of nature on a daily basis has been proved to help the human body in the following ways:

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety. A few minutes of sound therapy after a stressful day at work helps to unwind and relax.
  2. Not only do the sounds reduce blood pressure, anxiety and restlessness, healing sounds also aid the recovery process of any stressful event. In as little as 3 days studies have shown that the brain waves reach a resting state.
  3. The frequencies of sound healing with himalayan bowls realign and rebalance the chakra systems of the human body – bringing mind, body and soul back to alignment.
  4. Studies have revealed children with ADHD and victims of trauma felt a distinct calm after a sound therapy session.
  5. Shamanic drums, flutes, aboriginal didgeredoos have been known clear energetic blockages within the body, reducing depression and promoting a feeling of joy.

So the next time you feel dull, listless or demotivated, turn to your favourite sounds for at least 30 minutes and allow the right sounds to heal you.

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