Use the code FREETRIAL in the checkout to get a 7 day free trial on selected programs!
power of healing through a better term…music…
we’re not talking just your usual radio, favourite song or beats in your ear
blasting on the bus or in the car on the way to work, or a good sing along with
your friends on a Saturday night, we are talking sounds and vibrations through
to your Chakra.
You’ve probably heard about it, Sound Healing
that is, some heavily utilise it, others experienced it, others it has changed
some readers.…you may be coming across this term for the first time.. whatever
level of ‘sound healing’ understanding you may inherit to this day, I want to share my
experience whilst in Bali at the Pyramidsof Chi.
take from this what you will, it’s not a sponsored or paid post, but more to
share my personal experience and to provide awareness of ways of internal or
soul healing, one may not have explored.
a little explanation on what Sound Healing actually is… well be sure to know it’s
nothing new, or a fad people are trying to put on to us. Healing with sound
dates back as far as Ancient Greek times.
You may recognise the name of a few of these
Apollo (God of music and medicine)
(God of curing mental disorders with songs)
and Aristotle claimed that music affect the soul and emotions (we all know this
played music for his patients too.
Even back in biblical times, instruments were used to vanquish evil spirits from
human souls. Also Native American culture uses song and dance to heal the sick.
Even as to a more
recent examples in the 1940s, when the
United States military incorporated music into their programs for the recovery
of army personnel during World War II. Instances of Sound Healing therapy are limitless.
Fast forward to
today…Sound Healing is still considered an alternative to modern medicine.
Although scores of
evidence suggest that it is highly effective — and necessary — to our emotional
and psychological health. Music
therapy, or sound healing, has a basis in both neurology and psychology.
What actually is the process of Sound Healing?
Healing with sound
happens in a number of ways. The Type we are going to explore is what I
experienced first hand at Pyramids ofChi in Ubud, Bali.
Sound healing is
this particular process in which a practitioner uses music through gongs,
chimes, bells, didgeridoos, while you lay in a relaxed state comfortable in the surrounds
of the Pyramid — The sound healing session
is with purpose to improve the state of emotional, psychological, spiritual,
physical, social, and mental health.
So I booked in my sessions, (I say ‘sessions’ as I wanted
to experience it several times to see what it would bring up, or help with as I
had heard such incredible things from friends who had found healing) and after
the thorough briefing we received by our informative gong master and the passionate owner ( a fellow aussie!) I eagerly walked
barefoot into the pyramid, chose my bed and laid down comfortably. Ooh and boy was that comfortable.
What to expect?
Prior to going in I had friends tell me of their ‘out of
body experiences’, and many unblockages. Knowing I had some deep demons inside
– I’m not going to sugar coat it I was shitting myself as to what might come
up. It’s important to go in with an open mind, and not compare.
This hour in
the pyramid, is your hour, not your friends/ lover/ partner or family member…
it’s a deeply personal experience that brings up
different stuff for different people. The sounds begin…and you’ll hear
rhythms of beats, and feel vibrations of the gongs through your body, as well
as drums and Didgeridoo in this flow that puts you at ease. Some literally instantly.
Within two minutes people around me were asleep. (I could tell from their snoring.) They were
clearly relaxed and into the flow. I was jealous. This is a demonstrable
fact, and there has been much research into the benefits of meditation on blood
pressure and other stress related conditions. It has also been claimed by
various authorities that 20 minutes in a ‘Theta state’ can be equivalent to 3 –
5 hours normal sleep in rejuvenating the body.
I was more conscious and alert trying to calm myself…as I
was anxious about what may come up…
The sound is hard
to describe, its magical, rhythmical and mystical. Absolutely beautiful.
We were informed that some people are
very receptive to the vibrations as their Chakra System synchronizes with the vibrations
and the pyramid’s energy, to clear any emotional or mental blockages. (This is
what I had heard about prior to booking hence my intrigue of the whole experience)
You’re also informed prior to entering
that many visitors often have profound healings relating to physical, emotional
or even mental issues by re-aligning one or more of the energy centres within
This reaction is referred to as a
‘release’ and if experienced, it is a true blessing and wonderful gift to
receive I am told…
The Pyramids of Chi, so lets stop and explore that for a minute…why a Pyramid..?
An architectural delight.
What significance does it bring? Since the birth of well…
history, pyramids have made their appearance all over the globe with hundreds
discovered on earth and even below the ocean.
It was thought they were to
have been built with the purpose as tombs, recent research into the structures –
findings show the real reasons why seems to be steering and suggesting
otherwise. With theories yet to be confirmed, what is known is the amazing
mathematical precision and the Northern Polar alignment with which all the
pyramids were built. Yes back in the day with no GPS or calculators… crazy huh!
‘Golden Ratio’, was the Golden
rule for construction. All the Ancient Pyramids around the world are built
according to something called “Sacred Geometry”.
*‘The Golden Ratio otherwise known as Phi is present in all of nature,
the universe and in the human body down to our DNA. It is also present in the
harmonic structure of Sound. This offers a possible explanation as to why Sound
and Pyramids are so effective in harmonizing and balancing our being because
they mirror the harmonic structure of the universe themselves and resonate that
into our being when we are exposed to it.
‘’The claims by many are as diverse as healing the body of disease,
keeping blades permanently sharp, increased energy, improved memory and
eyesight, quieting the mind, and enabling a deep state of relaxation and we
have also heard many other claims from guests who have experienced the power
inside our Pyramids.’’
*Courtesy of ‘Pyramids of Chi’
So ..what can sound actually
Using sound as
therapy can provide results for a variety of issues including:
Is our environment a factor?
It's important to consider
what kinds of sound we take in from our existing living environments. Do you live in a busy city, or a quiet
suburban or rural area? How does sound interact every day in your world?
Take New York City, constant
sirens, and trains, traffic etc. Loud sounds can elevate our stress levels,
create imbalances in our nervous system, lower our immunity and in extreme
cases, cause hearing loss.
When we are stressed, our
whole relationship to sound changes, and regular everyday sounds can become
magnified and contribute to the feedback cycle of the stress, amplifying it
even more. By utilizing sound therapy techniques, we can become better
listeners and more aware of the sounds we take in and how to manage this
completion of my session… I had a few things come up.
in particular… to which I researched post my session and found I saw similar or
relatable visions, which was apparent to Dr Emoto’s research. That’s a whole
other blog! But in a nut shell..
‘’Dr. Emoto’s research shows that healthy emotions produce harmonic
geometric shapes whereas negative emotions produce disarray. The same thing
applies to our bodies which are up to 60% water so when we expose ourselves to
stress, electromagnetic fields, and unhealthy lifestyle, our system can be
Sound is also vibration and when it is applied to water through the
science of Cymatics, it also produces geometric shapes similar to those
observed in Dr Emoto’s research or in Sacred Geometry.’’ *courtesy of Pyramids
of Chi Website.
So these visions correlated
with the research, and mine were not pleasant. I had horrible nightmares that
night. So I went back two days later and had another session to which I wanted
to see what would be revealed… I had a much more relaxed state of mind leaving
the pyramid and that night, I slept like a rock, feeling at ease and also
strangely enough my digestive system went back into normal state.. I didn’t
have the outer body experience, nor did I have immediate release, but I
definitely felt I had a sense of calm following this experience. My friends and I highly recommend a session.
It may not be for everyone, but no harm in trying. Either way it’s a beautiful rhythmic mediation
experience, and in a beautiful setting. There are other forms of Sound healing
which are available locally – try it! And let us know how you go!
Raw Lifestyle team.
RAW LIFESTYLE is a revolutionary online health and well being education platform that lets you take the drivers seat. Specifically designed to provide both men and women with accessible resources to maintain optimal mental and physical fitness and health. Flexibility, affordability, and ease take precedence here at Raw Lifestyle. Our programs are designed for everyone, no matter your age, fitness level, location or lifestyle. With the ability to choose your favourite trainer, you can make your way through a selection of fitness & wellness programs for your mind, body and soul choosing the one that fits YOUR needs …..And if you are not sure, we can help you!
Each certified trainer is handpicked, and offers something unique in terms of coaching specialty. Providing an array of programs from HIIT, weight training, cardiovascular, stretching, yoga, meditation, nutrition and more. We want you to feel comfortable, supported, empowered and balanced. It’s not about body image and competitiveness; it’s about choosing a teacher you can relate to and taking the first steps towards your goals.
TRY our 7 day FREE Trial on selected programs using the code: FREETRIAL
Be YOU with US at Raw Lifestyle