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The Healing Power of Sound

There are so many things you can do to take care of your health—exercise, nutrition, sleep, and meditation, just to name a few. But there’s another, often overlooked, modality for healing: sound. 

Of course, we’re not talking any old sound—leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and loud construction equipment are anything but healing. But the sounds of vibration and music can induce deep relaxation, reduce stress, alter consciousness, and even promote healing.

Here’s how it works: during our waking state our brain waves operate in the beta frequency. Sound healing actually stimulates brain waves to resonate with the beat—thereby slowing brain waves into the deeper alpha and theta brain wave frequencies, which can induce deep meditative and peaceful states.

This isn’t just new-age mumbo jumbo—there is sound research (pun intended) to show that music and vibrational sound can result in a physiological and emotional shift. In fact, sound healing has been shown to:

  • Trigger a relaxation response by slowing breathing and heart rate
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Boost immunity
  • Ease muscle tension
  • Boost creativity
  • Improve outlook and promote optimism
  • Prevent depression and stress

What’s more—the effects of sound linger even after you’ve stopped listening.

Want to experience the healing power of sound? Join Cathie Caccia and Leraine Horstmanshoff for yoga and sound healing this Saturday August 17th at 10:00 a.m. Leraine will provide healing sound throughout Cathie’s all levels yoga practice—followed by a healing sound bath with the didgeridoo. You don’t want to miss this special event!