Welcome to Harmoniaalto – named for a Finnish word that means a wave to harmony. Sound is a wave that carries us back to a sense of harmony. It’s a place where the heart and the brain unite and work together, where everything is released and you feel inner peace: a place beyond stress, anxiety and even pain.
To me the fastest way to harmony is using sound, wether it is my own voice or sounds from soothing instruments. I founded Harmoniaalto, a wave to harmony, as my commitment to establish ways to transform the way we approach sounds within and around us. We cannot escape sounds, so I am curiously looking for ways to have a relationship with the sounds that can support our wellbeing. This could mean humming on a subway or shaking my body on a vibration of a jackhammer. It also means using ancient and contemporary instruments such as singing bowls and tuning forks that will take you into a journey to discover how it feels to be centered, energized and/or blissful.
Wikipedia describes sound healing as “an eclectic combination of practices derived from esoteric, contemplative and meditative, as well as spiritual practices, which use a range of hypothetical principles to explain or describe its process.” I agree with this definition, yet it leaves out the significant piece related to scientifically proven methods as well as the real effect sound healing has to the body. If you are interested, you can find more research material and articles on the topic here.
Personally I would say that sound healing is using sound intentionally and in a organized way integrated with somatic practices and energy medicine for the purpose of overall wellbeing. For me this means that I intentionally choose to work with subtle sounds which are minimally invasive to the body and mind. There are times that louder and more rhythmic sounds are necessary, but that again is done very intentionally. In a session I integrate variety of practices that support the awakening of the inner vibration using natural patterns, proven protocols and intuition. More information on qualitative effect on sound healing is found here.
In general, sound baths or sound sanctuaries are events where group of people gather together to use sound intentionally for healing purposes. Usually participants are lying down on yoga mats and the sound practitioner(s) are playing their instruments around them.
I personally like to start the sound bath with somatic practices such as qigong and breathing exercises to allow body and mind to become more present. I will then guide you through simple vocal exercises that activate the vagus nerve and transfer into the parasympathetic nervous system. In a sound bath itself I use guided imagery, deep listening and sacred geometry to further support the release of tension in the body and mind. We end the evening with soft chanting making sure everyone is back in their body and safe to go back home. I offer sound bath mainly in San Francisco Bay Area and also around the USA and Europe. Find out more about my sound baths and events here.
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This document was last updated on November 12, 2013×