4 Benefits Of Tapping Into All-Natural, Stress-Relieving Sounds
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4 Benefits Of Tapping Into All-Natural, Stress-Relieving SoundsRemarkable Changes You Will Feel Instantly
When I tell people I’m in the field of sound healing, most of them look at me in surprise and say something like: “Yes, music can sooth the savage beast”. And that’s correct. But while music is part of the world of sound healing, the truth is it’s merely one small part. Usually people think when I’m talking about sound healing, that they need to be a musician or a classically trained singer. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’m talking about sound healing and the fact that we are all sound healers. Yes, you are a sound healer.
Simple, self-created vocal sounds such as elongated vowels like “ah”, “oh” or an even a “mmm” humming sound can have profound and positive effects on our physical, mental and emotional states.
Here are just a few of benefits that occur from making such sounds:
1. Lowers blood pressure and heart rate—there’s little need to tell you that stress is probably the single factor that contributes most to illness. Self-created sounds can lower our BP, heart rate and reduce levels of stress-related hormones such as cortisol.
2. Increases melatonin, a hormone which. helps us sleep at night, and is being researched as a treatment for depression and cancer.
3. Releases endorphins—those self-created opiates that work as "natural pain relievers". By making elongated vowel sounds, you can reduce stress and pain. Think about it—when we like something, we naturally make an “ah” sound. You don’t have to sing opera to experience the healing power of sound.
4. Increases levels of nitric oxide, (NO), a molecule associated with promotion of healing. Nitric oxide was voted as the “molecule of the year”—it helps with vascular dilation and allows our blood to run smoothly throughout our body. The importance of this cannot be overstated.
These are just a few of the many benefits that occur from our own self-created sound. There are many more positive results. Additional healing effects of sound are found in the new edition of my book The 7 Secrets Of Sound Healing, which has been re-released by Hay House. I’ve been in the field of studying the power of sound to heal and transform for over 35 years and have taught this work throughout the world. My greatest difficulty has been that people confuse sound with music. But to experience the effects stated above, you simply have to hum or make a gentle tone.
Feeling stressed out? Take a nice deep breath and sound forth with an “ah” a few times. Need to calm yourself down while waiting for an important meeting? Just hum for a minute or two. No one will hear you but you’ll feel a lot more relaxed almost instantly. Believe it or not, YOU are a sound healer. You can heal yourself with sound and you don’t need to be a musician or a singer.
Sound goes into our ears and into our brain, affecting our heart rate and nervous system. This process, of course includes listening. In fact, there’s a half-hour long musical sequence that’s included as a download with The 7 Secrets Of Sound Healing. I encourage you to utilize the power of listening to slow, gentle music, to release your stress and enhance relaxation.
But most of all, I encourage you to experience and explore the powerful ability of your own self-created sounds to heal and transform.
It’s an extraordinary gift that we can all reawaken in ourselves and in others as well. What a blessing!