Vibration: The Tibetan Singing Bowls and the Chakras by Lina Jarad
In school, we learned that in the law of nature everything vibrates and at a certain frequency. For example, colour has a much higher frequency than sound, with violet having the highest frequency which we can see with our eyes. We also learned that our cells are made of atoms and these are in a constant state of vibration. When the cells are vibrating imbalanced frequencies, our body as a whole is out of tune, which causes us illness, whether physical or emotional.
Luckily, both ancient techniques and modern science have found ways to manipulate our body’s resonance thus helping it heal and raise its vibration to a healthier one.
In the eastern traditions Hinduism and Buddhism, the chakra system of energetic channels is believed to be as important to understand and care for as the physical body. Those energy centers in the body correspond to neural networks branching out from the spinal cord and glands in the endocrine system. There are seven main chakras and each is associated with a musical note, color, body position and association, and various human qualities:
“As energy moves through us, these chakras are thought to act as gatekeepers for their respective areas. When these ingrained traffic lights, so to speak, are running smoothly, our energy and vitality can flow freely to where it is most needed. When a chakra is blocked, energy can get stuck and manifests as discomfort.” – in other words, our bodies basically go out of tune.
The openness and flow of energy through our chakras determine our state of health and balance.
Since resonance either happens naturally or through external force, in order to heal our bodies, we need to create frequencies that will resonate with specific diseased parts of the body and soul, thus promoting increased vibration and healing and this is where Tibetan Bowls come into play.
Sound healing is the practice of using audio tones and vibrational frequencies to repair damaged tissues and cells within the body.
It has been used as a healing tool for centuries and is still regularly utilized by many alternative health care centers and in modern technologies like brain wave therapies.
Playing tones that promote healing, happiness, and vitality will allow DNA strands to repair themselves.
Tibetan Singing Bowls have been around since the time of Buddha and have been handed down and used in traditional meditation and healing ceremonies from generation to generation in India, Nepal, and Tibet through verbal teaching within a highly structural family clan system. Today, craftsmen in Nepal work to revive the ancient techniques for making the bowls; which on average are made of seven metal alloy. Each of these sacred metals is aligned with the seven chakras and is fine-tuned to the specific note that effects an individual chakra.
Modern-day practitioners have developed sequences for playing the Tibetan bowls for various meditation and healing purposes. These would include the particular positioning of the bowls around a client’s body, which notes to play exactly when and for how many seconds. most practitioners, however, play from intuition after they have been acquainted with the set of bowls they have and the client. A blocked chakra can be identified sometimes by the way the bowl refuses to “sing” since that blocked area of our body is vibrating imbalanced frequencies and the frequencies we are creating are not enough yet for the healing.
The sounds from singing bowls are calming and create a sense of relaxation that goes beyond the physical body. The tones of each chakra bowl will penetrate our systems into the cells so that inner disorder seem almost immediately to be transformed into harmony.
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center states: “sound enters the healing equation from several directions: it may alter cellular functions through energetic effects; it may entrain biological systems to function more homeostatically; it may calm the mind and therefore the body; or it may have emotional effects, which influence neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, which in turn help to regulate the immune system –the healer within.”
Now imagine being immersed in one of those sound baths, where not only the sounds are going through your ears, but penetrating and rejuvenating every cell of your body leaving you feeling at peace and rejuvenated.
I hope to see you at one of my Chakra Balancing Tibetan Bowl Group Sessions 😊
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