When we hear the word ‘meditation’, our mind naturally gravitates towards sitting with our legs crossed in the bound angle pose or also known as the Cobbler’s pose. However, that can be taken as a very specific instance of meditation. Generally, the basics of meditation boil down to being aware of and focusing on just one thing that is going on around us.
Ways to focus during meditation sound healing
Generally, it is easier for people to focus on their breathing as it happens within us. However, anyone who has tried meditation knows that focusing on one’s breathing is easier said than done. We have all these other thoughts and external stimuli which distract us. Advanced meditators are so accustomed to focusing on one thing that they are able to be aware of their own heartbeat as well.
Another tactic that people use for meditation is to be aware of repetition in the external stimuli they are exposed to. Be it the ticking of a clock or the chirping of a bird or easier yet, the rhythm of a consistent beat. This is where sound healing and meditation interact. Sounds tailored for sound healing have an underlying pattern that is consistent. This facilitates for better and more focused meditation. It is easier for us to close our eyes and focus on the sounds around us thus, having our minds focused on the external sound can attribute to an improved meditation technique.
The intentions of sound healing and meditation intersect. Both aim at aligning the brain waves to a state where it induces a state of calmness and clarity. Meditation does so by enabling the brain to focus on repetitions, either within the body or in response to external stimuli, be it sight, sound or touch. Sound healing, in its purest form, focuses on only one aspect of the external stimuli mentioned above.
What is meditation sound healing?
Sound healing includes registering sound waves to the ear or producing vibrations and then transferring those vibrations to the body through contact. This includes striking a gong or rimming a singing bowl to produce vibrations in a specific frequency range and placing them on the body through touch to transfer those vibrations along the body. The vibrations, when transferred to the body, enable our cells to resonate in sync with the frequency we produce and induce healing at targeted areas in the body.
We also see many tracks and/or albums, playlists that focus on music that enable meditation. These go hand in hand with meditation techniques. Music moves us. This is a very generalized perception of the effects that music has on us. Sounds are waves, each having their unique frequencies. Sound healing that aids in meditation focuses on producing waves that help to align the intrinsic frequencies of waves within our brains to the frequencies that are associated with healing. In doing so, they help us to achieve the effects of meditations faster and more effectively.
This is the reason for coining the term “Meditation Sound Healing”, a healing process that endeavors to intertwine the concepts of both meditation and sound healing so as to produce a greater effect within the human body. Both of them, on their own, can still produce the desired effects but combining them together results in achieving the common goal in a more efficient manner.