If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder. --Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine
Each and every particle in the universe vibrates and creates a sound. Many cultures around the world use the sacredness of sound in their spiritual lives. Aboriginal Australians use the didgeridoo to create healing vibrations. The Hindu creation story even teaches that the universe came into existence with the first movement which created the sound "OM." They call Om "the mother tone" and believe that it contains the frequencies of all other sounds.
Scientific studies show that sound is capable of impacting the somatic, autonomic and sympathetic nervous systems. Every atom, cell, and tissue absorbs and emits sound. The body and relaxed brain have been found to vibrate at approximately 8 cycles/s. This attunes us to the earth's own electromagnetic field.
Just as Earth's and the universe's energies concentrate into spinning vortexes, we too, have energy centers. Chakras emit electromagnetism and act as centers for reception, assimilation and transmission of life energies. As a result, each chakra reflects our consciousness. They are thought to influence the programs that dictate our actions, beliefs, well-being, learning and transcendence.
Sometimes we want to open our chakras, such as when we receive healing or information. At other times, our chakras may behave as if overactive. At those times, we want to close them slightly.
Colour has been interpreted as sound vibration, condensed into a visible pattern. Similarly, sound can be interpreted as auditory color. Both light/colour and sound are said to be able to affect the chakras, especially when used together and with intention. Each chakra corresponds to a musical tone, which has a balancing effect on the chakra.
Here at Alternative Thinking, we feel blessed to offer our collection of quartz crystal singing bowls for sound therapy and chakra healing. We perceive these bowls as particularly special because quartz is capable of producing a very clear vibration. If we view matter as crystallized energy, and crystals as the purest manifestion of vibration, then we may conclude that quartz produces the purest tone for chakra healing.