Sound Bathing

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

Sound wave – Photo by Pixabay

In a previous article, Influencing healthy brain function with Crystal Singing Bowls, I share a few of the immediate benefits I noticed in my brain even with 15 to 20 minute sound sessions.

Choosing Crystal Bowls to align personal energy centers – the Chakras

I began Integrating sound using harmonic resonance of 7 crystal singing bowls to create a sound bath. These bowls are tuned to notes to align with the seven basic chakra energy centers. Starting with the largest bowl to smallest the notes are: C, D, E, F, G, A, B. Playing these crystal bowls has been life changing. The brain clarity mentioned in Influencing healthy brain function with Crystal Singing Bowls is a valuable experience. This includes increased clarity in my senses, intuition, meditative experience and physical function.

The notes and corresponding chakras of the bowls I am playing are:

  • C – Root Chakra
  • D – Sacral Chakra
  • E – Solar Plexus Chakra
  • F – Heart Chakra
  • G – Throat Chakra
  • A – Third Eye Chakra
  • B – Crown Chakra

Sound Bathing

I am discovering that sound bathing with the crystal singing bowls is an integrative experience with the practices that I already pursue. It marries well with the growing awareness techniques of the Feldenkrais® Method and the Language’s of Empathy, Nature and Space. Its deepening clarity of the practical aspects of function and seems to be waking up my brains cognitive function that is refining my connections to physical, mental and emotional function. This crystal bowl journey is a pleasant surprise. In the past I have only witnessed the bowls being played by those adopting a self image and presenting themselves in guru cultural costumes. As an empath I find those adopting personal attire and characteristics to reflect what they believe will influence their talent uncomfortable and distracting. Imagine my own surprise when I had a gravitational pull towards playing them myself, minus the attire. What I am discovering is they are not a showman’s tool but a valuable asset for understanding the connection between sound and clarity.

Recommendations

Society is in transitioning into an unknown future. As much as we hear comments of getting back to normal after this current pandemic, what most are not aware of is that there is a new normal. There isn’t any going back to what was as new habits and expectations have been created during the pandemic and climate change events. As a Feldenkrais® Practitioner I understand that new habits appear after only taking new action three or four times. The pandemic shut the world down for 18 or so months which means the shift has already begun. Now lets factor in the natural world phenomenons that began even before the pandemic like the massive fires , flooding, droughts and wind storms. Another influence to consider is the awakening consciousness in relationships involving sexual orientation, colour, status, age, etc. Cultural change is happening simply by experiencing these change events.

My recommendation is for each individual to find ways to practice mindfulness to increase clarity and inner calm to have a better experience through transitional changes. I am referring to actions to reduce the clutter of words, thoughts and storytelling that create an environment for calm and increased mindfulness. Why? This will increase one’s level of tolerance and ability to cope and reduce levels of stress, I believe it will enhance decision making abilities and increase mental, emotional and physical wellbeing even while in changing environments. Playing these bowls has brought me to a deeper connection of clarity, peace and deeper understanding. Other ways I have enjoyed this space of focus and calm is through meditation, the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Movement and the Language of Empathy, Nature and Space.

Read more on Sound Bathing and waking up to spoken word Influences,

Influencing healthy brain function with Crystal Singing Bowls

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Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000