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Sound and Vibration Healing

Jul 17, 2013 12:28AM

by Suren Shrestha

Everyone has a vibration that is a signature of their health and well-being. Think of it as a natural result of the processes that run our physical, mental, emotional and subtle bodies. Similar to a musical instrument that can fall out of tune through use, our bodies can lose their vibrational harmony. Stress and negativity block the healthy flow of energy, showing up in the energy field around our body as low energy disturbances at first, and later as illness in our physical bodies.

Sound and vibration can be used to retune us back to health, and one of the most powerful modalities for this is the use of Tibetan singing bowls. When there is deep relaxation through soothing, resonant sound, the body is affected on a cellular level, opening the flow of energy and returning us to a vibrational alignment with health. Sound can help us shift our energy from lower to higher frequencies, removing the lower frequencies of emotions like fear, anger and resentment. In fact, by simply chanting “OM,” we can elevate our energy. Because the calming sound of the bowls induces a sense of peace, they are frequently used as a meditation aid.

Quantum physics has proven that everything has vibration, whether it is a table, chair, person, planet or cosmos. Wherever there is sound, there is vibration. When we use sound coupled with intention, which is the most important aspect of healing, we can direct sound to raise the body’s vibrational frequency.

Negative energy can make us physically ill or mentally depressed. Each bowl emits a soothing vibration to radiate out negative energy, which restricts the ability to reach our full physical, spiritual and mental health. Once our negative energy is radiated out through the vibration of the bowls, we’re ready to allow ourselves to live in healthy harmony with the immense energy of our seven creative planets. Healing through sound and vibration has been known to reduce stress, improve concentration, reduce blood pressure, stimulate life force flow in the body, improve immunity, harmonize the chakras with the energy field, heighten intuition and perception, synchronize the brain hemispheres, remove mental and emotional negativity and enhance creativity.

Most importantly, stress is at the root of many of our 21st-century diseases, and it’s through relaxation of the body that balance, health and happiness can be restored. The unseen force of the vibrating bowls, combined with prayer, produces the salutary effect. Because as much as 70 percent of the human body is made of water, the vibration of a singing bowl next to the body will create a mandala pattern in the body, which is healing and relaxing.

This information is from the introduction to Suren Shrestha’s book, How to Heal with Singing Bowls. Shrestha will be conducting individual healings during the day, followed by a singing bowl concert from 7-8p.m., July 26, as well as workshops, July 27 and 28, at Nature’s Treasures, in Austin.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of his books and workshops will be donated to The Aama Orphanage Education Foundation (AOEF) in Nepal. This orphanage was established in 2007 by the residents of Khandbari Bazaar, with the assistance of Ruby and Suren Shrestha, to address the low literacy rates of orphan children. The Foundation’s goal is to provide quality education to financially disadvantaged orphans of Eastern Nepal. AOEF aims to provide opportunities to all needy orphan children, giving priority to girls.

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