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The sound of Wellness

The sound of Wellness

20 Feb 2020 by Ted Escobedo   3 min read

Sound therapy is used to improve your emotional and physical well-being. There are a variety of ways in which sound therapy can be experienced. Most are experienced one-on-one with a specially trained practitioner.

A typical sound therapy session may involve sitting or lying down while listening to music or sounds from a speaker or instruments, or having vibrations applied using a special tool, such as a tuning fork. Depending on the method, you may be encouraged to participate by singing, moving, or even using a musical instrument, or you may need to remain still and quiet to let the sounds take effect. For some, using a singing bowl during meditation helps enhance the meditative experience. These bowls are tuned to a specific frequency that aligns to the different chakras. It is believed that the use of these bowls helps create a harmonic vibrational balance for the user.

A common form of sound therapy is the use of binaural beats. This method stimulates the brain into a specific state using pulsing sound to encourage your brain waves to align to the frequency of the beat. It’s supposed to help induce enhanced focus, entranced state, relaxation, and sleep. Though more research is needed, there’s some that audible brainwave entrainment reduces anxiety, pain, and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, as well as improves behavioral problems in children.

There are many examples of binaural beat guided meditations on

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