In today's society, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. A trend that we're seeing more and more of is sound healing, which is used to manage mental and physical health. Sound healing involves using sound vibrations to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being.
How does it work?
A popular form of sound healing is sound baths, where you lie down and listen to soothing sounds from instruments such as crystal singing bowls, gongs, and chimes. The vibrations from these instruments are believed by some to help balance the body's energy and promote a sense of calm.
Another form of sound healing is meditation with singing bowls, where you play a singing bowl while meditating. The vibrations from the bowl are believed to have a positive effect on the body's nervous system, reducing stress and promoting deep relaxation.
Does it really work?
But does sound healing really work? According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, sound healing was effective in reducing stress and anxiety in participants.
One reason why sound healing may be effective is that it's believed to stimulate the body's natural healing processes. The vibrations from the instruments are said to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and healing. It may also help release tension in the body, promoting physical relaxation and reducing pain.
If you're interested in trying sound healing, there are several ways to go about it. Many cities have studios that offer sound baths or meditation with singing bowls, or you can buy your own singing bowl or other sound healing instruments to use at home. Spotify also has many playlists with sounds that are said to be good for well-being.
Incorporating sound healing into your self-care routine can be one of many ways to relax and improve your overall well-being. Give it a try and see if it works for you!