Influencing healthy brain function with Crystal Singing Bowl

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


Getting familiar with these Crystal Singing Bowls has been from the experience of playing them. A few benefits I notice is a reduction in brain fatigue and fogginess even with 15 to 20 minutes sessions. These crystal bowls are tuned to 432 hz that I soft and calming. I have learned 432 hz is the tone of the universe and that it’s related to sacred geometry. Apparently it shares the same roots as musical theory, science and architecture.

Originally I began researching sounds and their effects on my plants. This led to more questions on how sound can influence ones brain and physical function bringing me to this point of playing crystal singing bowls. I discovered that the resonance of sound creates a vibration through one’s senses that is filtered through to the brain that then signals physical and emotional reactions. This reaction includes any common sound heard in the environment or sound purposely played for entertainment, healing or meditation. Whatever the sound, it has an illusive influence over one’s physical and emotional bodies that can stimulate mental states and often it is without one’s awareness or conscious choice. (Remember back to a time hearing a song that invoked tears or a strong desires to dance.)

A new sound increases conscious awareness of sounds connection and impact on mind, body and emotions

When I began playing bilateral beats for my plants I noticed an immediate somatic response to this new and novel sound and I realized then how little attention I was giving the common sounds in my environment. I was no longer identifying the feelings or sensations from these familiar and common sounds. My awareness of them was dulled in comparison to these new sounds. Now listening to the crystal bowl sounds I am reawakening this connection to sound and its influence over physical and emotional function that I wasn’t giving any thought to. Sound can bypass the thinking process and tap into somatic resonance eliminating conscious choice over reactions. A great example is hearing sirens. Remember hearing a siren and how your body may have gone into spontaneous panic of flight or freeze. This sound is designed to stimulate danger reactions of freeze (police) or to run (fire). Sirens are designed for immediate and quick reaction with no thought. It seems sound can create a physical reaction without mindful awareness and focus on it as the root source of action. We take our reactive nature for granted and act out our reaction without trying to break it down for understanding.

Power of Sound & the Brain responses

I am both in awe and fear specuatulating upon this vast power sound and how it influences our physical, mental and emotional function without our awareness or focus of attention. My reference is to reactions that are stimulated without connection to the possible root source creating the response. This means being stimulated into actions without having a choice. Remember back to being influenced by sound in your own life. One example might be how music can bring spontaneous tears or joy and happiness. Next time preparing to watch a program make a mental note to pay attention to the music before the program starts. It’s purpose is to set the tone for the experience about to come. One of my current favorites is the musical lead up to a UK program called, “Unforgotten.”

Since this discovery I have become intentionally focused upon sounds and their influences. This is not only for increasing health and wellbeing, but for increasing clarity and recognition to the influences of sounds in the moment. I no longer want to ignore sounds and feed the habit of shutting this connection out that keeps me ignorant of my responses. When I feel something I want to be able to identify the root cause of the feeling even with the sounds and tones of spoken words.

The sound bath of these crystal singing bowls has increased my mental clarity and the ability to hear sounds. As I age I am welcoming this way of stimulating my brain.

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9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

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

Minerals

Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals, Stones

 

Chakra Life Areas

One can easily explore the interaction between their Chakras and natural world through crystals, gemstones, minerals and stones by choosing to spend time to investigate and notice.  Each of the chakras can be cleared, aligned and balanced with the subtle energy qualities in crystals, gemstones, minerals and stones.

 

Chakras out of balance

Emotions that are natural and organic are influenced by blocked chakras described in this picture.   One can choose to clear them using crystals, gemstones, minerals and stones and explore one or more of the following 9 ways to integrate them into ones experience to learn more about their compatibility of subtle energy vibrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1:  Wearing jewelry for one or more chakras

Going beyond just wearing fashionable or trendy jewelry into a conscious choice of deepening a connection with the subtle qualities of the stones and gems has benefits.  These qualities can be explored with any piece or type of jewelry containing a piece to influence one of more chakras.  When chosen it’s important to remember to wear it for a set time with the intention to notice any changes.  This is an opportunity to become aware and learn the differences of a blocked and unblocked chakra in ones daily life.  It is also the start of integrating these treasures into your day-to-day life with more creatively.

  • 5 Steps for increasing subtle energy awareness of jewelry
    1.  Identify the emotions that you are experiencing.
    2.  Name the chakra these emotions are governed by.
    3.  Choose crystals, gemstones, minerals and stones that will subtle being to support   clearing blockages that may be activating or heighten these emotions.
    4.  Commit to a set time for wearing piece.
    5.  Check in at the time you have set to notice any shifts.

Stones subtle energies can become overwhelmed and need cleansing too!  Read recommendation below for cleaning and setting an intention with jewelry.  Imagine jewelry as store-bought veggies and how many hands have touched them before buying them off the shelf yourself.  Remember to cleanse any new jewelry and to set intentions afterwards. 

#2:  Wearing Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals and Stone in pouch

Wearing a pouch is usually a longer-time commitment with an intention to develop and integrate their subtle energies.  When wearing a pouch it is important to remind one-self  to periodically check in to this intention to notice if it is still relevant.  As in #1 it is recommended to choose specific times to check back in to notice any differences in one’s experience.

Stones subtle energies can become overwhelmed and need cleansing too!  Read recommendation below for cleaning and setting an intention with your jewelry.  Imagine your pouch stones becoming overwhelmed after long periods of time.  Remember to cleanse them periodically and set new intentions after each cleansing. 

#3:  Placement in one’s environment

Placing stones in your environment  can become a visual point to focus ones attention or their subtle energies can be supportive.  An example is the amethyst used for collecting negative energies.   Stones can be positioned in areas where one spends time for the most benefits.

Stones subtle energies can become overwhelmed and need cleansing too!  Read recommendation below for cleaning and setting an intention.  

#4:  Infuse in daily water

Placing one or more stones in your daily bottle of water influences the water with their subtle energies much like the crystals studied be Dr. Emoto, Author of Messages of the Water.

Messages of the Water

Stones subtle energies can become overwhelmed and need cleansing too!  Read recommendation below for cleaning and setting an intention.  

#5:  Focus for meditation

Placing a stone nearby or holding one while meditating on one Chakra can benefit the clearing, balance and alignment of that Chakra.  A bracelet with 108 stones called a mala bracelet used in meditation and prayer can include a set of 7 types of Chakra stones as a reminder to ones devotion.

#6:  Placement on body layout for deeper healing integration

Placing stones on the Chakra points can be rejuvenating and healing.  It is a deeper way of balancing and cleansing ones Chakras.

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#7:  Placement on body layout under one’s bed for intention of healing sleep experiences

Placing the stones on a body map and sliding it under ones mattress can support a deeper and restful sleep with deeper dreams reflecting ones needs for awakening consciousness.  An example is when dreaming with stones the current quest one is focused upon will be influenced by the stones.  It is an opportunity for a deeper clearing and alignment by balancing emotions and memories creating more peacefulness and harmony.

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Stones subtle energies can become overwhelmed and need cleansing too!  Read recommendation below for cleaning and setting an intention. 

#8:  Placement on a Labyrinth Pathway

A Chakra labyrinth is a nice way to clear ones Chakras and tune into their subtle energies.  Deepen this intention by adding stones along the circuits that reflect the seven Chakras.  Then as one meanders around the Labyrinth circuits creating the pathway the stones subtle energies can be a focused reminder and supportive.

Chakra Labyrinth template pdf

#9:  Crystal Bowls for creating sound

Combining crystal bowls sounds of various tones can align individual chakras and be cleansing.


Explore the relationship between your chakras and your crystals, gemstones, minerals and stones by choosing a chakra and finding crystals, gemstones, minerals and stones that have a matching supportive subtle energy vibration.

Chakras

Stones for Crown Chakra

Stones for Brow Chakra

Stones for Throat Chakra

Stones for Heart Chakra

Stones for Solar Plexus Chakra

Stones for Sacral Chakra

Stones for Root Chakra

 


Cleanse Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals and Stones to free up their subtle energies & set a new intention for clarity

Step three in Creating a connection with Stones & Astrology   about cleaning and setting an intention with stones states:

Step #3

Bowl, Salt, Wood, Wellness

The third step is to clean your stones and set an intention for them.  You can use sea salt in water to clean you stones.  As you hold your stones in your hand to rinse them in fresh water set an intention or purpose for how you hope to work with these stones.

 


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Root Chakra Stones

Root Chakra

Root Chakra

Garnet:  Garnet is known for dissolving ingrained behaviours no longer serving ones needs, creating harmony out of disharmony and removing inhibitions laid down by others.  Garnet is called upon to balance the needs of survival, sex drive, to inspire love and devotion.

Red Jasper:  Red Jasper is known for re-birthing, strengthening boundaries, stimulating the root chakra and grounding.  Red Jasper is called upon to reactive ones passion for living and rejuvenation.

Black Tourmaline:  Tourmaline is known for grounding ones Chakra Meridian and for it protective qualities.  It also transforms dense slow-moving energy into a lighter vibration and balances feminine and masculine qualities.


9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Sacral Chakra Stones

Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra

 

Amber:  Amber is a fossilized resin from Evergreen Trees that are in the hundreds of thousands years old.  Amber is an old planet energy and reflects ancient natural world wisdom.  It is a soft and warm nurturing stone called upon to develop ones creativity.

Orange Calcite:  Orange Calcite reflects balance in creativity and sexuality.  It is called upon to energize and balance one’s life force.

Carnelian: Carnelian is a stabilizing energy that is grounding and anchors one into present moment reality.  It is called upon to restore vitality and for courage.  Carnelian promotes healthy life choices.

Hematite:  Hematite is called upon for grounding, balancing and removing confusion to be actively engaged in the present moment of your day-to-day activities.  It brings consciousness down through ones chakras in a centering and stabilizing way.  Hematite is also used for blocking negativity.


 

9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Solar Plexus Chakra Stones

Solar Plexus

Solar Plexus Chakra

Yellow Topaz:  Topaz is a gemstone that in Sanscrit means “fire.” It reflects alignment with one’s faith, higher-self and manifestation of intentions.    It is called upon to attract people into your life that bring benefits.

Golden Yellow Labradorite: Yellow Labradorite reflects courage, clear thinking,  mental activity, purposefulness and right use of power.   Labradorite is called upon to align and balance ones qualities of assertiveness, self-confidence, creativity, self-expression in language, physical activity and extroversion and the action to detach from undue influences of manipulative power issues.

Tiger Eye:  Tigers Eye reflects taking action through making decisions with discernment unclouded by emotions.  It is also a stone called upon for attracting love and romance and called upon for protection.

 


9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Heart Chakra Stones

Heart

Heart Chakra

Emerald: Emerald is a gemstone that reflects patience, inspiration, compassion, unconditional love and unity.  Emerald is called upon for opening ones heart and healing on all levels.
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Jade:  Jade is a gemstone reflecting vitality and growth.  It is called upon for healing and integration of the mind and body of which this chakra represents.  It is the chakras that connects upper and lower chakras.  Jade is connected to the Heart Chakra and is known for its strong protection qualities from negativity.
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Rose Quartz:  Rose Quartz is called upon to attract love and heal old loves.  Rose Quartz stimulates ones Heart Chakra and brings it into balance with one’s Third Eye and Crown Chakras.

Others:  Talc

 


9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Throat Chakra Stones

Throat

Throat Chakra

Sapphire:  Blue Sapphire is a precious gemstone that reflects integrity and wisdom and considered one of the most powerful in the blue gemstones.  It has been called upon to organize thoughts and relieve mental stress.  The Blue Sapphire connects ones third eye and throat chakras and helps one to speak their vision.

Blue Topaz:  Blue Topaz is a gemstone and called upon for communication,  writing and creativity.  Blue Topaz inspires one to speak clearly and communicate from their spirit in a way that is clearly understood by others.

Lapis Lazuli:  Lapis Lazuli is associated with truth and enlightenment.  It goes back 7000 years and is one of the oldest stones that has been called upon for opening of the 3rd eye and becoming more conscientiously aware.


9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Brow Chakra Stones

3rd Eye

Brow Chakra

Amethyst:   Amethyst has a high frequency that is associated with protecting ones energy field, clearing chakras, and removing negative energy.  It is a crystal commonly called upon for helping one to move forward in life and into higher states of consciousness.

Lapis Lazuli:  Lapis Lazuli is associated with truth and enlightenment.  It goes back 7000 years and is one of the oldest stones that has been called upon for opening of the 3rd eye and becoming more conscientiously aware.

Azurite:  Azurite is also associated with opening ones 3rd eye.  It is called upon for activating and increasing clairvoyance and intuition.


9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Crown Chakra Stones

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

Crown

Crown Chakra

Amethyst:  Amethyst has a high frequency that is associated with protecting ones energy field, clearing chakras, and removing negative energy.  It is a crystal commonly called upon for helping one to move forward in life and into higher states of consciousness.

Selenite:  Selenite is associated with clearing ones mind and connection to higher guidance.  The subtle energy of Selenite is peaceful and is called upon to create deeper calm states.

Sugilite:  Sugilite is associated with spiritual growth, spiritual love and wisdom.  It is commonly called upon for protection from being mentally, emotionally and spiritually overpowered.


9 Ways to Balance 7 Chakras with Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals & Stones

Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for 7 Chakras:

  1. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Root Chakra
  2. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Sacral Chakra
  3. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Heart Chakra
  5. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Throat Chakra
  6. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Brow Chakra
  7. Crystals, Minerals & Stone choices for Crown Chakra

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Chanting sounds & symbols for each of the 7 Chakra Energy Centers

Music is a popular way for one to express sound for pleasure, healing and connection.  It is a way to share meaningful messages and pass them down through the ages.  Some early faiths used sound vibrations for healing and transformation that included the use of songs, chants, mantras, instruments, tuning forks and brass and crystal singing bowls.  A mantra considered to be the ‘sound of creation’ and passed down is, “Om,” pronounced “Aum or Um. ” Apparently in the stillness of meditation this sound can be heard underneath all other sounds.  It has been suggested that it balances the  body, mind and soul. 

Om is associated with the 6th chakra that represents one’s third eye.

Sound and the Chakras

The translation of chakra is “wheel,” or “center.”  It is generally recognized that there are seven subtle centers of refined energy in the human body.  Each of these centers resonate with a specific sound vibration.  These seven well-known centers are:

chakras 02

 

1st –  Root Chakra Center

2nd – Sacral Chakra Center 

3rd –  Solar Plexus Chakra Center

5th –  Throat Chakra Center

6th –  3rd Eye Chakra Center

7th –  Crown Chakra Center

Read more on each chakra @  7 Chakra Subtle Energy Centers


Chanting Mono Syllables

Chanting the following mantras in song or meditation has been used to restore function and vibrancy to these 7 energy centers.  chakras 03One can enjoy chanting one mantra for one energy enter or all seven.  These mantras are usually repeated in patterns of 9.  


Chakra Mono Syllables (Sounds)

chakras 06Listed here are the  Mono syllables for each of the 7 Chakra Centers.   

 


Symbols

Below are the individual symbols in the center of a mandala followed by the pronunciation of each Chakra Mono Syllables of each energy center starting with the foundation and moving up to mind and spirit:

 

1st Chakra – Root 

Muladhara

Root Chakra

Sanskrit translation:  Mula – “root”Adhara – “support or base

  • Located:  basal end of the spine, the pelvic floor &  first three vertebrae
  • Mantra:

Lam

Pronounced “lum”

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2nd Chakra – Sacral

Svadhisthana

Sacral Chakra

Translation:  “dwelling place of self”

Located:  between pubic bone and belly button

Mantra:

Vam

Pronounced “vum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura

Solar Plexus Chakra

Translation:  “lustrous gem”

Located:  navel in the area of the solar plexus and up to the breastbone

Mantra:

Ramm

Pronounced “Rum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Heart Chakra – Anahata

Heart Chakra

Translation:  “unstuck” or “unhurt”

Location:  center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breasts. It also rules the lymphatic system

Mantra:

Yam

Pronounced  “Yum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Throat Chakra – Vishuddha

Throat Chakra

Translates:  “especially pure”

Location:  Throat

Mantra:

Ham

Pronounced “hum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


3rd Eye Chakra – Ajna

Third Eye Chakra

Translates:  “Beyond Wisdom”

Location:  Slightly above and between eyebrows

Mantra:

Om

Pronounced “Aum”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


Crown Chakra – Sahasrara

crown chakra

Crown Chakra

Translation – “thousand-petaled”

Mantra:

Ah

Pronounced “u”

Social, Emotional & Physical Trait in and out of balance


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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000