Sound Therapy is a healing modality that uses sound, the voice, and musical instruments, in combination with self-reflection and relaxation techniques.
The measurement of the frequency of sound is in hertz (Hz). Specific frequencies promote relaxation, lower blood pressure and heart rate, stress reduction, and increased creativity and happiness. For example, the Schumann Resonances are global electromagnetic resonance which vibrates at a frequency of 7.83 Hz. This is similar to the frequency of the Alpha and Theta brainwaves in the human brain. These brain waves promote relaxation.
Music that incorporates frequencies that resonate with the Schumann Resonance (432 Hz for example), can also produce states of relaxation and well-being creating the possibility of healing and expanded consciousness.
The human voice is an incredible instrument able to produce of wide range of sounds and frequencies. The resonance of the voice can travel throughout the body and generate a feeling of wellness. The human voice can help release emotional tension that contributes to energy loss or unproductive thought patterns.
A mantra is considered a spiritual sound formula that holds energy and has the power to clean and purify. Silently repeating a mantra during meditation allows the practitioner to transcend thought and access a higher spiritual state. The practice of repeating a mantra is called “Japa. Mantras may also be repeated aloud or sung/chanted to additionally benefit the practitioner’s energy field.
Either listening to or singing/chanting along with music that has a healing or spiritual intention/vibration can be very powerful. The frequencies of elevated sounds in a room interact with the human body. The listener’s energy centers will often “tune” (up or down) to the music in the room thereby creating a balanced and synchronized energy flow in the body.
Our workshop is an experiential dive into both the external (listening) and internal (vocalizing/chanting) power of sound. In this 90 minute workshop we will explore and experience the following elements:
Andrew Lane – Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Musician, and trained vocalist through The Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy (John Henny Method). Completed the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop through The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Alexa Lane – See Bio