Frequency Healing for Your Wellbeing
How sound frequencies can impact your physical and mental wellbeing
You might be curious and wondering what sound vibration and frequencies got to do with your health?
Well, we all know how certain type of music can influence our mood and emotions, but I would like to go deeper into the science and the root with a touch of mysticism of what really sound vibrations are about.
Let’s begin with Brain waves. Our brainwaves are measured in cycles per second (Hertz, Hz- in shorter form) we also talk here about the “frequency” of brain wave activity. Our brain operates on different brainwaves during various events throughout the day.
Beta Wave –This is an awake and alert state of mind, the characteristics of Beta brainwave is strongly engaged mind. Beta waves are typically between 14- 30 Hertz
Alpha Wave – This is a reflective state; a person who has taken out time to reflect or meditates is usually in alpha state. (This is when we begin the process of relaxation and meditation) When our brain goes to Alpha state it produces relaxation, healing, reduction in stress, increased activity in immune system and realise of Endorphins (natural pain killer) Alpha waves are in range of 9-13 Hertz.
Theta- Wave This is a deep trance state; a person who begins to daydream is usually in Theta state.
Theta waves are slow, between 4 and 8 Hertz which are associated with deep state of relaxation, intuition and higher consciousness. Theta wave is also characterised as creative and can be considered the subconscious. This is a very powerful state of mind and it also realise Endorphins. It is also considered to be very spiritual.
Delta Wave – This is a deep sleep state, lucid dreaming with a frequency of 1- 3 Hertz. Delta brainwave is the slowest and least understood. It is a very mysterious place to being the final stages of pregnancy, the baby in the womb has delta waves as its dominant state. Before we die, delta brainwave are the final waves we produce. This brainwave also increases immune functions.
What is Sound Vibration?
According to Wikipedia, in physics, sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as gas, liquid or solid.
In human physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain.
Humans can only hear sound waves as distinct pitches when the frequency lies between about 20 Hz and 20 kHz. Sound above 20 kHz is ultrasound and not perceptible by humans. A sound with frequencies lower than 20 Hz is called Infrasound. This frequency is too low for human to hear , although, whales, elephants and other animals can detect infrasound and use it to communicate. It can also be used to detect volcanic eruptions and is used in some type of music.
It is believed that everything is made up of energy and various frequencies. All things in nature vibrate to sound, colour, light and colour. Sound frequencies effect everything around us and the correct vibrational frequencies can be used to heal and balance our bodies.
The healing sound vibrations are tuned into ancient Solfeggio frequencies.
Solfeggio scale was rediscovered by Dr. Joseph Barber who said to have been guided intuitively to find a pattern of six repeating codes in the Book of Numbers. He found in chapter 7, verses 12 through 83; number references that, when deciphered using a numerological technique, could be reduced to a single digit.
This revealed a series of six electromagnetic sound frequencies which he determined to be six missing tones of the Ancient Solfeggio scale. ( powerthoughtsmeditationclub.com)
The Main Six Solfeggio frequencies are:
396 Hz: Liberating Guilt and Fear
417 Hz: Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
528 Hz: Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)
639 Hz: Connecting/ Relationships
741Hz: Expression/ Solutions
852Hz: Returning to Spiritual Order
The Solfeggio sound healing is believed to have many psychological, emotional, spiritual and physical healing benefits.
Other useful sound frequencies for your wellbeing are:
174 Hz- For pain, it tends to reduce pain physically, energetically and karmicly. It gives organs sense of security, safety and love. It helps traumatised organs to return to their optimal state.
285 Hz– Heals wounds, physically, emotionally and karmicly. It works through energy field by sending a message to restructure damaged organ.
5000- 8000 Hz– Recharges “brain batteries “most rapidly. Fastest recharge at 8000Hz. The anxiety easing, memory expanding 60- beat tempo creates easy communication with the subconscious mind.
9999 Hz– General Vitality and Energy
439 Hz- Crown Chakra
426.7 Hz- Brow Chakra
288 Hz- Sacral Chakra
The healing and transformative sound has been scientifically verified. Sound vibration actually changes the structure of matter.
As you increase the frequency, the matter keeps forming more complex patterns. These patterns are strictly the result of physical vibration.
This action of vibration on matter is known as Cymatics. Hans Jenny ( 1904-1972) , the father of Cymatics claimed that physical healing could be aided by vibrational tones
By Listening to Solfeggio 432Hz and 528Hz music you can :
- Release Stress
- Raise your energies
- Expand Creativity
- Improve memory
- Heal on deep level
A famous Mozart composed his music in 432Hz frequencies. Music based on 432Hz frequency transmits beneficial healing energy- This is a pure tone of math fundamental to nature.
The most beneficial frequency on Earth is is said to be the 6.8 Hz frequency. Interestingly, the Pyramid at Giza has constant frequency of 6.8 Hz running through it. Although, researches have studied it, they don’t know where it comes from or why in such ancient structure. ( www.bookfacts.com)
You can find the mentioned sound vibration frequency music on YouTube
Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Audible Sound to the Growth of E. coli Bacteria
School of Science and Technology- University of Malaysia Sabah.
Mechanical waves have been shown to have effect on microbes. Ultrasound for example, has been used for sterilizing and killing unwanted bacteria due to thinning of cell membranes, localised heating and production of free radicals. Ultrasound is able to inactivate bacteria and deagglomerate bacterial clusters of flocks through a number of physical, mechanical and chemical effects arising from acoustic cavitation ( Joyce, E., Phull, S.S, Lorimer, .P Mason, T.J. ( 2003) )
However, certain frequency of ultrasound was found to increase the growth rate of bacteria cells such as E.coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells adhered to and grew on a polyethylene surface ( Pitt, W.G & Ross, S.A ( 2003) Ultrasound increases the rate of bacterial cell growth.
This experiment has been done to investigate the effects of audible sound to E.coli bacteria.
Eight NB and 6 NA media were prepared in this experiment. NA was used for indirect viable cell count using plate counts whereas the E.coli on NB was used for direct viable cell count using a haemocytometer.
Incubation of the samples:
The NB samples were incubated in water bath shaker at 100 rotations per minute at 37 degrees Celsius for 3 hours. After the incubation, the samples were transferred to an acoustic chamber for sound treatment through the opening. The chamber was installed with loudspeaker and was made of a thick glass. The samples were exposed to sound for five hours at frequency of 1kHz, 5 kHz and 15 kHz for sound treatment. For each selected frequency, two NA and NB samples were exposed simultaneously whereas two control samples were maintained without sound treatment as reference.
Direct Viable Cell Count
This method was used to determine the number of viable E.coli cells on the NB samples using a haemocytometer. Throughout the experiment, less than one % of dead cells were found in each NB samples. It was found that the sound treatment at all selected frequencies have increased the number of viable cells compared to control samples. Sound treatment at 1 Khz was found to increase the average number of viable cells to 3.97 x 108 cells per ml, 4.98 x 108 cells per ml for the sound at 5 kHz and 4.98 x 108 cells per ml for the sound of 15 kHz.
These increases are equivalent to 7%, 34% and 30.5% for the sound treatment at 1 kHz, 5 kHz and 15 kHz.
Sound at 5 kHz was found to give the most significant increases in number of viable cells followed by the sound at 15 kHz and 1 kHz.
Indirect Viable Cell Count
Indirect viable cell count (or plate counts) was performed to determine a viable E.coli cells on NB samples using ordinary microscope. The assumption is that each E.coli cell give rise to one colony and therefore the indirect viable cell count is measured in colony forming unit per millilitre, CFU. As in the direct viable cell, it was found that sound treatment at all selected sound frequencies also have increased the CFU of E.coli and so the numbers of E.coli cells.
Sound treatment at 1 kHz increased the average CFU to 1.75 x 109 compared to only 1.69 x 109 CFU for the control sample. On the other hand , sound treatment at 5 kHz and 15 kHz gave rise to uncountable colony. However, visual inspection shows that sound treatment at 5 kHz gave higher value of CFU compared to frequency of 15 kHz.
During this experiment, it was found that all selected sound frequencies ( 1 kHz, 5 kHz and 15 kHz) have increased the number of viable cells of the bacteria. This shows that the bacteria react positively to given sound treatment which results in the growth of the number of the bacteria cells. However, the degree of their respond is different to a different sound frequency. In this particular experiment, it was found that E.coli on NA and NB responded more to the sound at frequency of 5 kHz compared to other frequencies. This shows that E.coli has selective frequency response towards sound treatment.
( www. Ccsenet.org/journal.html)
Mantras and Sound Vibrations
What is Mantra?
Man- Mind Tra- To free
Therefore, mantra means to free the mind.
OM– Is a sacred sound and a spiritual symbol in Hinduism that signifies the essence of the ultimate consciousness. Om is a powerful sound vibration , it opens the chakras and it expands the aura ( human’s energy field ) As you are chanting the OM sound vibration , you evoke powerful energy which heals physically, emotionally and karmicly as well as it removes negative blocks. It can be a very joyful process when you focus on chanting this mantra. Despite it’s Hindu roots, it is a mantra that anyone of any religion can chant. This is a universal syllable and it is also said that OM represents the sound of the Universe. OM is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. According to Vedic scriptures, OM has three letters: AUM which in Hinduism is related to three powers: Brahma,Vishnu and Shiva.
A Swami Vivekananda explains that OM represents the whole phenomena of sound producing. As such, it must be the natural symbol, the matrix of all the various sounds. It denotes the whole range and possibility of the entire words can made. ( yogapedia.com)
7.88 Hz frequency is the sound of OM according to bookfacts.com
Some benefits of chanting OM include calmer mind, balance, improves pulmonary function, increases environmental awareness and can potentially relieve stress. Playing OM chanting music in the background will also raise vibrations of your surroundings. One of the most popular claims made by Yogis is that chanting OM improves our concentration, gives peace and steadiness to our mind.
A Study has been conducted which looked at the effects of Bhramari pranayama and OM chanting.
82 healthy subjects practiced both pranayama and chanting for five minutes each, six days a week for total of two weeks. Significant improvements in various pulmonary functions were observed in this group when compared to a control group. ( www. Yogisuprise.com)
NASA has in fact recorded the actual sound of the sun in deep space and compressed the sound waves so that human ears can hear ( Remember that humans cannot a sound with frequencies lower than 20 Hz ) When the sound was heard had deep vibration. The sound of the sun recorded by NASA was precisely as the ancient Hindus have described in Vedas thousands of years ago. It is the mantra that can be intoned with human speech as OM.
Hare Krishna Maha Mantra
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
This mantra reminds me of a transcendental love poem.
According to Vedic scriptures, there are three Holy Names that make up the Maha Mantra, the are:
Hare, Krishna and Rama.
Hare– Is a powerful word that directly addresses the energy of the God
Krishna– Is the Name of Supreme Personality of Godhead. Krishna is the Possessor of every quality in the Universe. Krishna is the God of compassion, tenderness and love in Hinduism. He is the cause of all causes.
Rama– It refers to the feminine side, the energy of Radha Rani. Rama also means the Reservoir of Pleasure.
According to Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.8.53 (Vedic literature)
“Chanting of the Hare Krishna mantrais the easiest process of meditation in this age. As soon as one chants the Hare Krishna mantra, he sees the forms of Krishna, Rama and Their energies, and that is the perfect stage of trance. One should not artificially try to see the form of the Lord while chanting Hare Krishna, but when the chanting is performed offenselessly the Lord will automatically reveal Himself to the view of the chanter. The chanter, therefore, has to concentrate on hearing the vibration, and without extra endeavour on his part, the Lord will automatically appear.”
According to Vedic scriptures, Hare Krishna is a Transcendental Sound Vibration.
You don’t need to be religious in order to chant this mantra, the same as OM, this is a spiritual energy and science that connects us to higher level of consciousness.
By chanting or listening to this manta, you will experience an exchange of the unconditional love with the Divine which will cleanse your heart and give you the best and most natural ecstasy.
By chanting this mantra you will awaken universal love, develop deeper knowledge, self-realisation and you will get rid of fear, stress and anxiety. It is believed that these mantras cleanses all evil thoughts and fill you with love, happiness, bliss and joy. It also helps to ease and heal emotional, physical and karmic pain.
A Clinical Test On The Benefits Of Hare Krishna Mantra
The test was performed on 3 groups of 62 subjects, males and females of average age of 25.
They chanted the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra twenty five minutes every day under strict clinical supervision.
Results showed showed that regular chanting of the mantra reduces stress ans depression. It also helps to reduce bad habits and addictions. These results formed a PhD Thesis at Florida University. ( www.bookfacts.com)
Lastly, a joint study from Harvard and Yale Universities in 2008 found singing increases life expectancy.
Music can relieve pain, reduce stress, helps you relax and have many more benefits!
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
MIND AND PHYSICAL ILLNESS
The first Question arising I my head is: If we have thoughts and emotions that are torturing us, beating us, strangling us, how are we going to become and continue to be physically well?
Illness often begins in our mind and it might manifest sooner or later in so many ways in the physical body. Every thought and every vibration we create in our mind is changing our chemistry which consequently highly influences our cells, DNA and Biology.
If we are creating unhealthy thoughts in or mind, we can become physically sick.
Have you ever heard of the Placebo effect? I am sure you did. Placebo effect is essentially a positive effect created by our belief.
Medical research was comparing the efficiency of placebo and analgesics which has shown that the effectiveness of placebo is proportional to the apparent effectiveness of the active analgesic drug.
(The Psychobiology of mind-body healing, Ernest Lawrence Rossi)
Placebo effect is not limited to the administration of sugar pills as another research has been conducted when 83 arthritic patients were given sugar pills instead of their usual medication. A second group received their usual medication. The percentage of patients who reported relief was the same was the same among those who received sugar pills and those who received conventional medication (Getting well again O. Carl Simonton)
Now, did any of you heard on Nocebo effect? Nocibo effect is essentially the opposite of what Placebo effect is which means that if you generate and focus on negative outcomes; they shall indeed manifest themselves in your physical life.
Even Buddha said “The mind is everything, what you think you become”
Dr Bradley Nelson who wrote a book “ The Emotion Code “ talks about a theory of trapped emotions and how much of our suffering is due to negative emotional energy that is trapped within us. Freeing yourself from such trapped emotions can increase happiness, improve, mental and physical wellbeing.
For those who are interested in finding out more about this exciting and deep topic, I would recommend and invite you to watch a documentary on YouTube titled:
The Biology of Belief – by Bruce Lipton.
“Perception is awareness shaped by belief. Beliefs “control “perception. Rewrite beliefs and you rewrite perception. Rewrite perception and you rewrite genes and behaviour.
I am free to change how I respond to the world, so as I change the way I see the world I change my genetic expression. We are not victims of our genes. We are masters of our genetics. “
– Bruce Lipton Ph.D., cellular biologist.
Benefits of Deep Breathing
1) Decreases stress, increases calm. When you become stressed or anxious, your brain releases cortisol, the “stress hormone.” By taking deep breaths, your heart rate slows, more oxygen enters our blood stream and ultimately communicates with the brain to relax. Deep breathing also ups your endorphins, the “feel good” chemical.
2) Relieves pain. As stated above, deep breathing triggers the release of endorphins, which not only helps create a feeling, but also combats pain.
3) Stimulates the lymphatic system (Detoxifies the body). Breathing releases carbon monoxide, which is important to fully release. Actually, breathing is in charge of 70% of cleansing the body of toxins (the other 30% is through bladder and bowels.) If you do not breathe fully, your body must work overtime to release these toxins.
4) Improves immunity. When your blood is fully oxygenated, it carries and absorbs nutrients and vitamins more efficiently. Essentially, the cleaner the blood, the harder it is for illnesses to stay put in your system.
5) Increases energy. The more oxygen that is in the blood, the better our body functions. It also improves our stamina.
6) Lowers blood pressure. As your muscles relax, this allows your blood vessels to dialate, which improves circulation and lowers blood pressure. Deep breathing also slows and regulates the heart rate, which also helps with lowering your BP.
7) Improves digestion. The more you breathe deep, the more healthier blood flow you will produce, which in turn promotes your organs to function more effectively, including your intestines.
8) Helps support correct posture. Next time you breathe in, notice that you simultaneously lengthen and straighten your spine. In order to take a deep breath in, your lungs take up maximum space, your diaphragm pulls down, so in turn your torso straightens in order for this to be possible.
Now, deep breathing is something that is unnatural for your body to do, so just like learning any new skill, it takes practice! Try to incorporate one breathing exercise each day. Here is a simple breathing exercise that can be incorporated into your daily routine:
Breathe in calmly, through the nose, filling your abdomen and chest, for 5 seconds (or longer, not exceeding 7 seconds). Hold this breath in for 3 seconds. Slowly and gently release the breath through the mouth for 5 seconds (or more, whatever is comfortable.) breathe out through a slightly parted lip or “O” shaped lips. Repeat this 5 times, or even better, continue for 5 minutes.