“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
― Nikola Tesla
Sound is known to influence human brain function. Auditory stimulation not only affects the auditory system and the vestibular system, but also activates the brain areas associated with emotional processing and higher cognitive processes. Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras' use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.
Sound baths help to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
In Sound Alchemy, we sit and discuss your intention for the session before you get fully immersed in the sounds of the Dark Star Gong, Planetary chimes, Tibetan Master bowls, Crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and bells to guide you through your experience.