Research has demonstrated that music is able to alter the rhythm of the brainwaves, as well as heartbeat and respiration. This is because the ear is the organ of balance as well as hearing and is connected by nerve pathways to every part of the physical body, including the immune system.
Many cultures recognise the importance of music and sound as a healing power. The Tibetans still use bells, chimes, bowls, and chanting as the foundation of their spiritual practice. In Bali, the echoing gamelang, gong, and drum are used in ceremonies to uplift and send messages. The Australian Aboriginals and Native American shamanists use vocal toning and repetitive sound vibration with instruments created from nature in sacred ceremony to adjust any imbalance of the spirit, emotions or physical being.
The Priests of ancient Egypt knew how to use vowel sounds to resonate their energy centers or chakras. There is a direct link between different parts of the body and specific sounds. Such a technique appears extremely old, yet healing through sound is said to go back even further - at least as far back as Atlantis, where the healing power of sound was combined with the healing power of crystals.
Everything is made up of energy at various frequencies. All things in nature vibrate to sound, light and color. Sound frequencies affect everything about us. Sound healing as a practice to realize and correct imbalances in the body, is based on the belief that the human body is not solid. Rather, it is energy that is held together by sound. Any disease therefore indicates that some ‘sound has gone out of tune’.
The chakras, bones, and organs in the body all possess a different resonant frequency. When an organ or part of the body is vibrating out of tune or non-harmoniously, it is called "dis-ease". A body is in a healthy state of being when each cell, each organ creates a resonance that is in harmony with the whole being.
Each of the 7 chakras relate to a musical note and tone. During sound healing, resonant musical instruments are used by placing them on or close to the chakra points to re-balance, re-energise and bring about healing through all levels.
At “Journey Into Heart”, Sukhwinder uses quartz singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, tingsha bells, energy chimes and drumming to create harmonic healing.