Sounds are all around us. They are part of our daily lives, and while we often take noise for granted, the vibrations of those sounds can help us live healthier, happier, and more grounded lives. The benefits are not just a perceived impact that’s only in our heads—scientific studies confirm the effectiveness of sound vibrations upon our health.
What Is Sound Vibration?
On one hand, sound vibration is simple science. The noises that we hear all around us are made up of sound vibrations—they are waves you can’t see. As the waves move quickly up and down, our brains interpret them as sound.
Vibrations are the reason we can make sounds from our vocal cords. The vibrations in our vocal cords are produced when air from our lungs pushes our vocal cords to open and close. It’s amazing when you think about it. Without this principle of sound vibration, we wouldn’t be able to speak or sing.
Sound waves already have a solid place in medicine. It’s the sound wave that allows ultrasounds to be used as a diagnostic tool. By focusing on sound vibration and its benefits, you can unlock the full potential of this powerful medicine for the soul.
How Sound Vibration and Meditation Can Help Us
Sound and the energy of its vibrations has the power to enable us to get out of our own heads. Those little nagging worries in your day-to-day life can create too much chatter in your mind, preventing you from relaxing and truly being in the moment.
When you’re focusing on sound, you can quiet that chatter. Immersing yourself in sound vibrations, or sound bathing as it is sometimes called, has been found to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, tension, fatigue, and anger in those who use it.
Alleviating stress and tension benefits more than your mood. Scientists have long known that chronic stress can lead to other diseases by creating excessive inflammation in the body.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to harness the energy of sound vibrations as a way to prevent certain diseases instead of trying to cure them after they’ve already harmed our bodies? How many of us could cut back on medications and skip the heartache of a shocking diagnosis if we stayed better in tune with the energy around us and our bodies? Could we replace some of our medications with tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, and drums? It’s a real and exciting possibility.
As amazing as it sounds, sound vibrations can not just solely be heard—they can also be felt. Those feelings can bring down stress levels, alter brainwave patterns, and slow down respiratory rates.
How You Can Use Sound Vibration
Sound vibration can come from any instrument or even your own body. Any noise will do, although it’s often easiest to start with musical instruments such as flutes or drums. If you focus on the noise and feel the energy it creates, you’ll feel more connected to yourself and the planet.
You can make the sounds yourself or simply listen to someone else’s music. Let your mind feel your body, noticing what happens inside without judgment. Allow whatever you notice to pass through your mind without holding onto it. Once your mind has settled into your inner landscape, let yourself flow with the energy around you. The boundary between your inner self and the outer world may dissolve as you become immersed in the feeling of the sound.
You can also use sound meditation to release stuck energy from your body by concentrating on the vibrations in your throat.
You’ll feel your spirit and mood lightening, your heart opening, and your body filling with energy and a sense of wonder. Sound vibration provides a way for you to let go of your cares, be in the moment, and experience music or noises that help you to feel and release strong emotions. You can feel joy, love, and a connection to the world around you, all because of sound. You’ll feel the energy of the planet and the universe coursing through your veins.
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