Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sound and Healing
I have been interested in this for a few months now and have read all that I can find about this topic on the net as well as books I could find.
Its fascinating to know that sound reaches our ears through vibrations and waves and is energy just as we are energy too..(matter is energy). The effect of sounds cannot be denied. Sound can heal and transform as well us take us to a different vibration level. The yogis of ancient India knew this and had mantras for various purposes.
Each chakra had its own vibrations and colour. The psychics can hear and sense these.
These mantras resonate and the associated chakras open and heal..helping the connected organs to regain the normal healthy state. This is very much like a pair of tuning fork.Resonating one results in the other tuning fork vibrating even though they are placed apart.
Music is therapeutic and cures many ailments, destresses and also alleviates pain.
Great religions also gave us music as a gift..the Catholics had the gregorian chants, Sufis the Qawalis, Hindus the Vedic mantras and so on..They knew the secret power of music.
When I went through a lot of emotional turmoil listening to the Gregorian chants helped put me to sleep everytime i was agitated. I am sure it will relax anyone who is facing a crisis.
Jonathan Goldman a great musician who has carried out research and also penned several books on this subject has added that the intention behind the music is important. The sound + intention results in healing. The thought is above all very important so mere repetitive mouthing of mantras is meaningless.We need to feel deeply when we say them. Saying it in our own voice is more effective than listening to it...each time we say a mantra out loud it resonates to the universal sound and comes back to us as a manifested reality.
The chanting of OM resonates in the whole body and helps all the chakras..Repeat OM or AUM for about 30 mins and you will feel waves of energy in the body. Now move your palms facing upwards in a clockwise and anti clockwise direction to dissipate the energy at the mid level. Try this in a group and you will feel a strong vibration and lots of energy build up.
The Bija mantras for the chakras are Om, Sham, Hum, yum, ram, vam and lam from Crown to Root.