Sound Healing: A Journey into the Heart of SacredSound by Anne Malone
Have you ever asked yourself why that song or piece of music moves you so much - or why you happily spend hundred of pounds on tickets to your favourite Band or Singer when you could buy a new Sound System for the same price, why live music fills your body and soul in a way that recorded music doesn't …… it’s all about the Vibe! And my passion is to demystify the world of Music and Sound, we are little bags of molecules that resonate & dance with vibrations … Sound Healing is all about vibration, resonance and intention every sound is vibration and vibration touches every cell in our body, every sound that has loving intention is a Healing Sound, therefore we not only hear sound, we feel it physically, emotionally and soulfully. So, vibrations influence our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies, sound and emotions are connected, and our emotional well being influences our physical well being. recorded music filters vibrations Live music is comparable to having a coffee & catch up with a friend rather than a skype call!! When we meet up in person we experience our friend’s unfiltered rainbow of vibrations, whereas our skype call places a world of “digitalisation” between us.
My passion for music began at an early age (as did my questioning of dogma), taking me on a magical journey into the heart sound, from the vibrant music scene of Dublin to exploring the mesmerising rhythms of Latin America, delving into Meditation to uncover the depth of devotion in my heart, learning to love the discipline of Yoga, widening my perspective by training as a Sound Therapist with Chris James, a Journey Therapist with Brandon Bays, Shamanic Ceremonial Facilitator with Hart Lodge and Flow Yoga with Shiva Rea. Running parallel to this magical journey has been my love of the recording studio, enabling me to create SoundScapes and bring my songs to life. Though out my life’s journey, I have been passionate about demystifying the world of music and empowering everyone I encounter with the knowledge and experience that music is accessible for everyone, and that Sound can heal … we can all play music and we can all sing, and heal ourselves and others combining our heartfelt intention with our voice and music. And here are some of the magic wands of Sound …
Singing Bowls - The art of playing or singing the bowls is one of the foundation stones of my healing instruments … what is a Singing Bowl … A Singing Bowl is a metallic bowl made from several alloys, copper, tin, zinc, iron, lead, gold, silver and mercury. The sound is produced by striking the surface with a mallet or by rubbing its rim with a special wooden mallet coated with leather. Singing Bowls give long sustained overtones, undertones and reverberate with delicate yet intense vibrations. These magical bowls come in different shapes, sizes, weight, design and quality. These factors determine the notes, scales and quality of each bowl. The longer the sustain on the sound of the bowl, the better its quality. Singing Bowl Body Placement Placing the singing bowl on various Chakras and singing the bowl with ease while balancing directly on the body, allows the depth of vibration to resonate throughout the body and release energetic stagnation.
The Voice … Vocal Toning Toning is the creation of extended vocal sounds on a single vowel in order to experience the sound and its effects in other parts of the body. The art of tuning the body on a cellular level using vocal tones, these vocal tones resonate with the body’s molecules, balancing and releasing blockages, clearing and balancing the Chakras. By vocally massaging body and mind from the inside out, toning can help you focus and relax; release negative emotions; reduce stress; and improve stamina and concentration. Rainstick, Drum and Hang Shamanic Drumming Shamanic drumming connects our heart beat to the rhythm of the earth, immersing ourselves in natural coordination and rhythm, our drumming evolves. Rain Stick The Rainstick when circled round the head creates a surround sound of ocean waves, gentle rain drops, rolling pebbles or wind blown leaves. Hang Hang is a convex steel drum played with the hands or mallets and tuned with multiple notes.
Sound Bath Sound bathing is a simple yet profound way to connect with the core of our being and tune our body at a cellular level through the gentleness of its resonance, using healing sounds of Hang, Sansula, Vocal Toning, Celtic Drum, Tibetan Singing Bowls and Rainstick .... Relax and bathe in the exquisite healing sounds of these instruments and vocal tones, releasing stress and blockages as Anne places the Tibetan Bowl on your body, gently ‘retuning’ and balancing you with her voice ... Drift into the magical world of nature as you are showered with the sounds of the Rainstick, Shamanic drum and wind instruments ... leaving you feeling renewed and tingling with vibrant energy. The only side affect is happiness and harmony!!
Sacred Sound Training I share my discoveries and passion and skills during Sacred Sound Training, 3 weekends over three months, with Yogacampus … the essence of this training is to demystify sound and empower all who participate to “remember” their innate ability to sing, to play music and to heal with sound and song … The Heart of Sound volume is upped allowing the Mind to Rest and Turn Off … Sweet
Anne is hosting a workshop at this years Birmingham Wellbeing Festival - Oasis of Sound - A journey into healing workshop Nov 3rd 2017