Where does sound healing come from?
Sound healing has been present in many cultures for thousands of years; whether it's through the use of mantras in Hinduism, the singing bowls used by Tibetan monks or the various medical melodies used by the Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, you can find traces of sound healing in almost every corner of the globe.
But until recently, sound healing had not made its way into the mainstream consciousness, and it was a rather obscure practice amongst even the most seasoned wellness practitioners. However, when Adele announced that she had used sound healing to help recover from emotional trauma, suddenly, sound healing was on everyone's lips. But just what is sound healing?
“A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of the body. It permeates the entire being and, according to its particular influence, either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either awakens or soothes the nervous system.”
― Hazrat Inayat Khan
What is sound healing?
Sound healing uses vibrational waves created by sound to facilitate a shift in brainwaves to encourage healing. By using rhythmic frequencies, we can access and entrain our brainwaves to downshift from the beta state, our normal waking consciousness, to alpha, our relaxed consciousness, and eventually reach theta, which is a meditative state just before delta, which is where we are sleeping.
In most cases, the ideal state to achieve is the theta, where we are meditative, and our subconscious is open to healing, but there are also times when you want to reach the delta and encourage deep and restorative sleep.
What can sound healing cure?
Sound healing is an incredible tool to help combat many ailments, but it is most commonly used for
How can I practise sound healing?
In an ideal world, we would all have a sound therapist to turn to when we felt we needed to shift our brainwaves into a restorative state, but that's not practical or always possible. Luckily there are ways you can practise at home. YouTube have some fantastic audio of crystal sound healing. If you want to take your sound therapy one step closer, you can partner your Yevee Aromatherapy candle with one of our Rituals and experience a deeper wellness moment.