“Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having its own function and character, contributes to the whole.” ~ Pythagoras
Everything, including your mind and body, is in a constant state of vibration. Sound is a vibration that resonates with the soul, which can be felt in every cell of our body. Sound has the power to heal not only on a physical level but also on emotional and spiritual levels.
The seven energy centers in our body or chakras have their own frequency, and certain sounds have the vibrational power to tap into those chakra frequencies, and bring it into balance and harmony. These sounds awaken a specific emotional state and wisdom within us — starting from the root into the pelvis, the solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown of the head.
Healing Chakras with Music
Each of the seven chakras gets energized by seven musical notations C D E F G A B.
Each sound helps in healing of the organs related to that specific chakra. For example, the sound of the musical notation E energizes the solar plexus and helps in the healing of major digestive organs, stomach, liver, pancreas, spleen, gall bladder etc.
In the same manner there are various emotions related to the energy centers, and the musical notations help to strengthen the positive emotions and eliminate the negative ones.
Musical Instruments that Connect to the Seven Chakras
“Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul.” ~ Martin Luther
There are various musical instruments that resonate with each chakra. The root chakra is related to drums, tabla and musical instruments of similar kind, and the strong beats of these instruments awakens this chakra.
The navel chakra is activated by trumpets, pipes, electric guitar etc. Most of the organs related to this chakra are hollow like the female uterus and intestines, thus the instruments which use the modulation of wind are hollow as well and it awakens the sacral chakra.
The solar plexus is stimulated by string instruments like violin, guitar, cello etc. The solar plexus is the area which is surrounded with organs which have pouch like formation like the stomach, the liver, pancreas, thus the instruments which have a “belly” like violin and guitar, help in its activation.
The heart chakra resonates with softer string instruments like harp, piano, violin etc. This is the seat of love in our energetic body, and the instruments mentioned, invariably “play with the strings of the heart” and thus raise the energy level of this chakra.
The throat chakra, which is related to speech and expression of emotions, is energised by flutes and other wind instruments.
The third eye loves the sound of bells, chimes and synthesizers as the neurons in the brain react to these subtle sounds and get active.
The crown chakra is energized by the sound of a conch shell. Practicing music as a vocal or instrumental activity is a wonderful and effortless way to harmonize and heal one’s physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Balancing your Chakras using Vowel Sounds
In addition to the musical notations, there are various vowels which help in the process of chakra healing. All the vowels create different frequency waves, and the frequency of a vowel matches the frequency of a particular chakra, and stimulates that chakra.
These vowels can be practiced individually or with a partner. When used individually, they help to synchronize your own energies and when used with a partner, it brings balance and harmony in your relationship.
When practicing alone, you may use your natural tone and pitch and produce the sound, for example if the heart chakra is the focus of healing, you have to make the sound “AH”. Take a deep breath and while exhaling make the sound “AH” as long as you can. While elongating the sound, it may sound like “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…….hhh”. The other vowels can be practiced in the same manner.
One may sit comfortably cross legged on a carpet, yoga mat or sit on a chair if sitting on the floor is not possible. The important thing to be kept in mind is that the spine must be erect and shoulders relaxed and the posture stable. Make these sounds in a gentle voice – don’t strain.
Healing Relationships with Chakra Sounds
This practice will help you build a deeper connection with your partner, loved ones or anybody with whom you wish to heal your relationship. Its effective when practiced after you have had an argument or difference of opinion and feel distanced from your loved ones. The practice of “sound sync” helps bridge this gap.
Sit face to face with your partner. Hold hands or don’t, whichever feels comfortable. Start by taking slow deep breaths.
When both are ready, take a deep breath and start with the root chakra sound. The vital issue to be handled here is matching the pitch of your voice with your partner’s voice, both must work towards this. Each vowel has to be repeated 3 times.
In the first session, you both might be out of sync, but with practice the voices as well as the energies of both will connect, eventually healing your relationship. It really works as my partner and I have tried this exercise. It lightened the mood considerably due to the powerful energy exchange and it also turned out to be a fun activity due to the out of sync sounds initially.
The words that we hear and speak help us in communication of our thoughts, but the pitch and tone of the sounds which we hear affect us on a subconscious level. “The magic of “Musical Medicine” will come into its own. The application of such healing potencies will not be limited just to man’s body and mind. It will be an agency for building and healing his soul as well.” ~ Corinne Heline