World-class musician Patrick Bernard presents a compelling case for the transformational potential of sound as a tool for personal development. His insightful words reveal much about the potency of mantra, chanting and prayer, while eloquently explaining "how-to" and "why-to" for those interested in embarking on the sonic journey.
This text introduces the concept of healing with the human voice and explains that all people have this healing power within us. Working with a simple system of pure tones, healer Shirlie Roden shows the reader how to use the voice to improve health and wellbeing, and heal other people.
Mantras, Chants, and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony
Author: James D'Angelo
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
A complete introduction to using the sounds of the voice to promote healing • Explains the emotional meanings and healing attributes of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to natural sounds such as laughter or sighs • Includes easy-to-follow vocal and breathing exercises • Contains chants and mantras from cultures around the world As infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds because they may be considered childish or undignified is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing. In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises for beginners. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He praises the power of singing and reveals the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantra to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualized context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace.
What is it that makes yoga practitioners feel so good after a session—more so than after other kinds of exercise or stretching? "Yoga was created to directly stimulate and move us at the energetic level," teaches Lauren Walker. Yet many of us don't have the time to spare for the kind of extensive regular practice we'd need to gain the full benefits yoga was meant to offer. That's why Walker created Energy Medicine Yoga—a breakthrough book that combines yoga with the most effective techniques of energy medicine to vastly increase the healing power of your practice. Created for yoga practitioners of any background or experience—even complete newcomers—this clear, easy-to-use guidebook features: Energy medicine essentials—key concepts about your subtle anatomy and its profound influence on your physical, emotional, and spiritual health An eight-week learning plan for working with your body's energy systems—with practices focused on your meridians, chakras, vibrational field, and more Power poses—the most valuable "if you do nothing else, do these" techniques for each of your body's energy systems The 20-minute template—putting it all together to create your own custom-made, supercharged daily practice Lauren Walker has adapted the renowned energy medicine methods pioneered by her own teacher, Donna Eden, so they integrate seamlessly into yoga movements and postures. "Energy medicine yoga teaches you to take the things you're doing now, layer them together with complementary techniques, and exponentially increase the benefits of your practice," Walker explains. "You'll learn to work smarter, not harder—so you can have a healthy body full of energy, zest, and joy for what life has to offer."
Guided Practices to Activate the Power of Sacred Sound
Author: Tenzin Wangyal-Rinpoche
Pubpsher: Sounds True
"It is my sincere desire that this simple and elegant practice of the Five Warrior Syllables, which is based on the highest teachings of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition of which I am a lineage holder, will benefit many beings in the West. Please receive it with my blessing, and bring it into your life. Let it support you to become kind and strong and clear and awake."—Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche One of the world's oldest unbroken spiritual traditions is the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. This wisdom path has survived, thanks to the efforts of a handful of dedicated lamas such as Bön lineage holder Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Now, with Tibetan Sound Healing, you can connect to the ancient sacred sounds of the Bön practice—and through them, activate the healing potential of your natural mind. The Bön healing tradition invokes the Five Warrior Syllables—"seed" sounds that bring us to the essential nature of mind and release the boundless creativity and positive qualities that are fundamental to it. Through the medicine of sound, you can clear obstacles in your body, your energy and emotions, and the subtle sacred dimensions of your being. In this integrated book-and-CD learning program, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche gives you the tools to access wisdom and compassion and use the vibration of sacred sound to cultivate the healing power within your body's subtle channels. The spiritual heritage of the Bön is rich with methods to guide all beings on the path to liberation. With Tibetan Sound Healing, you are invited to learn from a master of this ancient lineage—and discover the power of sacred sound to purify your body, connect with your inherent perfection and completeness, and awaken spiritual virtue.
Healing Through the Power of the Voice and the Mind
Author: Emmanuel Morales
Pubpsher: Jem Productions
This book chronicles the healing effects of harmonic sounds, spiritual points of view and books of ancient civilizations that address the use of powerful harmonic sounds to heal people and shares the vision of the great scientific and philosophical minds that have recognized the power of sound.It explains the effects of cosmic energies in the form of sounds and electromagnetic vibrations on the living beings on the planet and the relationship between these energies.It shows the healing effects of harmonic vibrational magnetic therapy and music therapy. It shows the power of thought, of the verb and the human voice. It exposes scientific studies and experiments that make evident the power of sound.You will find in these pages powerful teachings of ancient civilizations that have left behind written and practical legacies that demonstrate how through the sounds of specific vowels, the power of intention, the power of words, the power of breathing, and the power of creative visualization, we can activate the natural healing process of our mind, body and spirit. Harmonic sounds have the power to alter the atomic structure of matter and provides the essential frequencies to repair our DNA.It emphasizes the therapeutic effect and the vibrational power of the colors on the physical body, the mind, the emotions and the spirit. It explains the healing power of music therapy, classical music, Gregorian chants, Vedic songs, the sound of nature and animals."Healing Through the Power of the Voice and the Mind and the Healing Forces of Harmonic Sound and Viabrations" is one of the most powerful therapies that exist on our planet and go back to the time of the great continents of Atlantis, Lemuria and other great ancient civilizations.The power is within each of us. This book reveals powerful techniques and teachings that will help you activate the healing of all your biological systems, and at the same time, in your mind will germinate the seeds of wisdom that will open the gates to a creative, productive, abundant and healthy good life.
The true nature of our minds is enlightened and peaceful, as the depth of the ocean is calm and clear. But when we mentally grasp and emotionally cling to our wants and worries with all our energy, we lose our own enlightened freedom and healing power, only to gain stress and exhaustion, suffering and overexcitement, like the turbulent waves rolling on the surface of the ocean. Our minds possess the power to heal pain and stress, and to blossom into peace and joy, by loosening the clinging attitudes that Buddhists call "grasping at self." If we apply the mind's healing power, we can heal not only our mental and emotional afflictions, but physical problems also. This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith. We can heal body and mind simply by being what we truly are, and by allowing our own natural healing qualities to manifest: a peaceful and open mind, a loving and positive attitude, and warm, joyful energy in a state of balance and harmony.
The first book to explain from both scientific and spiritual perspectives the healing and transformative powers of harmonics. • Includes practical exercises demonstrating how to use sound in healing and meditation, including "Vowels as Mantras" and "Overtoning". • Describes how harmonics can be used as "sonic yoga" for meditation and deep relaxation to enhance energy. • Over 25,000 copies of first editions sold in 6 languages. • Author won 1999 Visionary Awards for Best Healing-Meditation Album. The Mystery Schools of Egypt, Greece, and Rome understood that vibration is the fundamental active force in the universe and developed specific chants and tones for healing the mind, body, and spirit and achieving altered states of consciousness. Overtone chanting--also called vocal harmonics--is the ability of the human voice to create two or more notes at the same time. Healing Sounds explains how to perform vocal harmonics and experience their transformative and curative powers. An internationally recognized master teacher, the author provides diverse examples of sound healing systems incorporating both mystical and medical traditions--from Tibetan monks' use of tantric harmonics to Dr. Alfred Tomatis' use of Gregorian chanting--and their capacity to affect us on all levels. With many easy-to-follow exercises, Healing Sounds is the first book to show from both the scientific and spiritual viewpoints how to use the transformative power of sound for healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.