Minna explains what sound healing is to her, how does it affect us and what type of people come to a sound healing session.
This is a very simple yet powerful practice to clear your sinuses during a cold. For stronger effect, add neti pot nose clearing as well.
If you need more energy OR grounding (also great for better sleep), this is a great exercise for you. I teach you to use specific vowel sounds and tones to clears the core of your being. If you need energy or do the practice in the morning, start from the root of your spine to the point in between your eye brows as shown in the video. If you need grounding or practice in the evening before going to bed do the sounds the other way around from head to the root of your spine. Once you are familiar with the vowels, it is easy to do either way. I recommend doing each vowel minimum five times and really connecting to each of the locations in your body.
When you feel that you are too much in your head and can’t let go of your thoughts, low tone humming is a great tool to use. Close your mouth, let the tongue hand loose in your mouth and find a tone that connects with the lower parts of your body. Start humming and sensing the vibration. I recommend doing low tone humming 5 – 7 minutes or longer. This is also a great exercise to do if you have hard time going to sleep – do it just before going to bed.
This is a very calming practice that gives you a nice facial massage as well. I recommend taking the time with each of the vowels, noticing how they feel in your body and also where the sound come through in your mouth. Each of the vowels have a very different quality in them. You may notice the difference in the sensation when you sing them out loud with a breathing sound and also silently. I recommend doing 3 – 7 rounds each way. Once you are done, take a few minutes to meditate before you open your eyes.
This breathing exercise starts with scanning your body looking for places of tension. Breathing deeper to these areas, you can start the release. The actual practice is done three times in four sections keeping the entire focus on the sound of your breath. First section is breathing in and out through the nose. Second is breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. Third section is breathing in through the mouth and out through the nose. And the final round is breathing in and out through the mouth.
This meditation can be done in nature or in your garden. Find a plant such as tree and sit or stand in front of it. First start paying attention to the tree as a whole, how the tree moves in a wind. Take your time and begin to notice how each branch moves with a different pace and pattern. Slowly select one branch and begin to follow the movement with your eyes. Pick one leaf or needle of that branch and follow its’ movement. When you notice your mind getting distracted by thoughts, pick another leaf or branch and follow its’ movement. Continue this way as long as you feel comfortable. Once you are finished, take a few moments to recognize how you feel in your body and in your mind.
This practice teaches your body and mind to connect with the vibration of self empowerment and most importantly, it teaches how to bring it out to the world. We need both in order to succeed in this.
First bring into the body the color of your choice related to power, strength and self respect. On an in breath, breath in the color and on an out breath, allow the color to vibrate to all your cells and entire body. When you feel the strength move on to the second part of the practice. Connect with the base of your spine as you chant the seed syllable “DZA” opening yourself to act upon your empowered self. Once you are finished, take a few moments to recognize how you feel in your body and in your mind.
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