Crystal Sound Healing
By Jill Hochman
Board Member, Hope for Widows Foundation
Have you ever heard about crystal singing bowls or crystal sound healing? If you ever have the chance to listen to crystal bowls, you may find it so relaxing that you will never want it to stop, I found it really helpful in dealing with my grief.
This is because our bodies are affected by vibrations. Think about hearing a loud train whistle or the scream of a child. Or, maybe the calming sound of the ocean or the purring of a cat. We react to sounds because the human body is a network of vibrational fields and energy currents. Like we learned in science classes, the vibrations can change the way something moves. Vibrations can therefore change how we feel.
According to Elevia Melody in her blog about why crystal sound healing works, “Each individual resonates at his or her own vibration. Sound is an acoustical wave while color is an electromagnetic wave. The colors of the rainbow correspond to a specific musical note in the same way that each chakra (or energy center) of the body correlates with a specific tone and color. Although there is a tone and color that corresponds to each of the chakra centers, each part affects the totality. This is important to know since each crystal bowl will affect the whole body. You may feel the effects in one section of your body more deeply, but the vibrational sound will also travel throughout your entire energy field. The human body and the entire earth are made up of energy, vibrating at different frequencies. When out of rhythm, disease and disharmony result. Vibrational sound healing addresses these imbalances or blockages of the energy channels.”
Crystal singing bowls are made from different crystals. They are different colors as you can see in the picture above. The bowls are played by rubbing a type of wand around the top edge. The notes of the crystal bowls are tuned to specific vibrational frequencies (notes) found within the human body. Kind of like hearing relaxing music. When the sound moves through the atmosphere and touches us, our cells to move with the sound wave. Depending on the notes, we can be put in harmony with the sound
wave or in disharmony.
The music from the bowls doesn’t really sound like music. To me, it is more like notes moving with the wind. When I go to a crystal sound bath, I lay comfortably in a room with other people while the bowls are played. I also find crystal singing bowl music on YouTube. Sometimes when it’s hard to sleep, I find a YouTube with the bowls and can fall asleep onto the sounds. When my tears are falling during a grief wave, the sound from the bowls calms me. If you want to hear them, try listening to Ashana who is a well known singing bowl musician at https://youtu.be/7JMm65BPEH4.
There are also several websites and bodies that discuss the benefits of music and sound. The key to these benefits is with the vibrations. An interesting video you can watch is on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/magneticsoundart/videos/633824320155750/. It even discusses the growing use of crystal sound baths to help us heal from physical as well as emotional issues. I love a sound bath and hope you can have an opportunity to try one sometime.