What’s all the noise about GOOD VIBRATIONS?

Did you ever notice how a song can change your mood? Do you wonder how it can take you from stillness to movement at the drop of a beat? From armchair to  bicycle, It can be your companion when your lonely and your motivation for  spin class all in the same day?

So did we,  so we did some investigating south of the border at one of the most unlikely places you might think for sound healing- Hollywood, California.

When we offered our selves up for the sake of research we had no idea how popular the notion of a bath in sound actually was and judging from the size of the class  at The Den in Hollywood, we were onto something. From the moment we removed our foot wear and took our seat it was apparent these sound junkies were going to make themselves comfortable, and I mean comfortable, think blankets, pillows, bolsters, horizontal ,comfortable. This was not a make work project.

Audible sounds were coming from everywhere, amidst the heavy sighs, deep exhales and even some snoring, emerged a whole new genre of relaxation. As we opened up the class with some deep diaphragm breathing and an upright spine we were serenaded by crystal bowls of all sizes, sub woofers tapped into our spines with their base and ambient music tickled our foreheads while we surrendered and lay back.

There was no need for movement as the music seemed to move us on a deeper level, a vibrational level. We left a whole lot lighter and I don’t think I have had a better sleep since.

Curious about our experience we thought we would consult an expert in Sound, a local Gem from Vancouver Island Ocian founder of SoundSeed Medicine Journeys. As a certified sound practitioner, Reiki Master, Ocian works in both groups and one-on-one, diving deep into sound.    She uses Sound Medicine as a branch of energy work. I asked her how she does this and what were three things people should take away about sound for healing ?

“I use vocal toning and crystal singing bowl frequencies, and I work to find balance in the emotional, mental, physical and energetic bodies.

1) Sound is a subtle healer. As a foundation of life itself, sound works within each cell/atom and molecule in all life forms.

2) As humans, we have the ability to influence these subtle, natural frequencies through thought, emotion and our responses to our life’s experience. When frequencies in our bodies become ‘off’ or become in dissonance, if we do not participate in the realigning of these shifts, the dissonance can then manifests in disease, illness, mental, and emotional imbalance. And so, working with sound we have the ability to not only become aware of the vibrations in our bodies, but to participate in our own health.

3) The key to working with sound is to have an intention, and the willingness to participate in your own wellness.”

and if we can add to that , go see what all the noise is about, Ocian will be offering up her vibrational gastronomy at Vancouver’s First Mass Meditation Party Thursday April 6th. Participate in your own good health vibrations!

See you there!