Sound healing has been used for centuries to attempt to cure mental illnesses, lower stress levels, improve overall health and help people to connect to the Universe and inner self.
The magic of music and the power of sounds are so strong they can change our lives. The range of an average human hearing is 20Hz to 20,000Hz. It is believed that at the same time we are capable to focus on the eight most dominant sounds in the environment. That could be: traffic noises, voices, music and much more. Sounds and music have different purpose in our lives. Some make us happy, some irritate, others help to maintain focus and motivation. But have you ever heard about the magical sounds that can heal us?
Sound healing can help with :
- Sleep disorders
There are different types of sound healing practices. The main ones are: voice(singing, humming and throat singing), singing bowls, drums and gongs.
The Voice of London had an amazing opportunity to meet a sound healing practitioner Kat Bumbul and explore the sound healing technique called gong meditation or gong bath; a bath where people are immersed in sound waves rather than in water.
More information about Kat Bumbul and sound healing: www.soundmysterium.com
Featured image: organ at the Round Chapel in London. Picture by Ugne Maladauskaite
Video, photographs and words: Ugne Maladauskaite | Subbing: Adam Kaczynski