While we're in the womb we hear our
mothers heartbeat and then lullabies; as children we learn through
song and instruments; as teenagers and young adults, we have our
favorite love songs, break-up songs, school songs, and favorite
musical groups/bands. We are exposed to commercial jingles, marching
bands, work songs, wedding music, funeral music, holiday music,
religious music and patriotic tunes. Each one having their own
resonance, rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, timbre and energy. Music
can make us happy or sad, cry, dance with joy, and make our blood
pressure go high or low.
Outdoors we are exposed to traffic sounds: cars and
trucks speeding by, horns blowing, planes flying overhead, trains
chugging down the tracks, sirens from police, fire or ambulances, nature
sounds: birds chirping, leaves rustling in the breeze, waves hitting the
shore, water bubbling down a stream, a dog barking, a horse whining, or
an insect buzzing by. Most might not even be aware of these sounds or
these sounds might be what some call noise.
Sound, it's all around you!
How You Hear:
What we call "sound" is really an onrushing, cresting, and
withdrawing wave of air molecules that begins with the movement
of any object, however large or small, and ripples out in all
directions. First something ahs to move -- a tractor, a
cricket's wings -- that shakes the air molecules all around it,
then the molecules next to them begin trembling, too, and so on.
Waves of sound roll like tides to our ears, where they make the
eardrum vibrate; this in turn moves three colorfully named bones
(the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup), the tiniest bones in
Sound healing may be produced by a
voice, a recording, or an instrument such as electronic equipment,
chanting bowls, drums, or tuning forks. I like to use voice, music,
drums, rain stick and a pitch pipe.
Music therapy goes back to
ancient times. The I Ching,
Chinese Book of Wisdom states
that "music has the power to
ease tension within the heart
and to lessen and loosen obscure
emotions". This is one of the
oldest books in Chinese culture.
Sound healing is useful in:
improving your memory
regulating heart rate and blood pressure
change your emotional outlook
improving your mental and physical energy levels
managing stress and anxiety
controlling panic attacks
stimulating your immune system
body is a bio-electrical system
which can be altered,
through the use of sound."
-- Ted Andrews, author of The
To learn more or have a Sound Healing session with me
or a workshop please call 410-586-9440 or
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