A few nights ago I was reading an article by Jonathon Goldman, renowned for sound healing and teaching. It was a channeled piece in the August issue of the Sedona Magazine, and it was about humming. I’ve always been interested in sound healing, so I read on.
The article referred to humming as the “sound of creation”, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe referred to architecture as “frozen music”. Hmmmm.
Now, I’ve known for years that it is impossible to experience those constantly recurring thoughts that go round and round, at the same time as you hum. You just can’t do both at the same time. I’m not a scientist – I don’t know why. For me, it’s enough to know. I guess that is one use of sound healing.
So, it’s not a stretch for me to believe what is said about humming. We know that the vibration created by humming massages the inside of the body. We can feel it when we hum. For sure we feel it in our throat, our mouth, but if we are conscious – paying attention – when we hum, we can feel it in other parts of our bodies as well.
According to the channeled being, humming has the potential to open blood vessels in the brain – helping to regenerate brain cells. He feels humming could be beneficial for conditions such as Alzheimers, strokes and brain injury. If that’s true, it’s an easy, inexpensive healing method-sound healing- that requires no external equipment. I’m all for that.
In India, they have been chanting OM for centuries. The sound of OM is close to, if not actually, humming. It has certainly had no negative effects. Gabriel Axel wrote an article on Mantras (Sanskrit word for sound tool) and OM that is very interesting. If you are interested in sound healing, check it out. (https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/10/02/your-brain-on-om-the-science-of-mantra).
There was an exercise in the article by Jonathon Goldman that I decided to try – 5 minutes of conscious humming. I found a tone that worked for me, took a deep relaxed breath and started my venture into sound healing.
At first, I felt the vibration in my throat, then my chest. It moved up to the bridge of my nose, and as I continued to hum, the vibration moved to the base of my spine. I could feel “stuff” releasing from my lower back – energy moving out of me. It was very cool.
I’m going to continue this practice for a while and see what happens. It feels good, it’s easy, and it’s something I can do. It’s something you can do, too. An unofficial 5 day “sound healing” challenge. Anyone join me?