Of course, sound healing requires certain tools. Some of these instruments are easy to find or learn, but for others you will need the help of a professional or special circumstances sound healing certification.
These are the most powerful instruments to heal with sounds:
The most basic musical instrument you can use is your voice, which you can use to relax, heal, or focus while humming, singing, praying (or making declarations) whatever you need.
There are many techniques to learn how to heal with your voice, from fascinating Tibetan throat singing to saying a simple mantra each morning. You choose.
Although there are many fascinating instruments that have been designed to inspire us to heal, never forget that you yourself are an instrument and that you carry the power to heal everywhere.
Diyeridú originated in Australia 1500 years ago. It is an indigenous and spiritual instrument whose original purpose was ceremonial.
Diyeridú is used during meditation and healing to unblock stagnant energy.
In 2005, the British Medical Journal found that playing diyeridú reduces both snoring and sleep apnea by strengthening the muscles of the upper airways. It also reduces asthma symptoms.
Originally from West Africa, the djembe is a wooden drum surrounded with rope and goatskin. Traditionally it is used to alter consciousness by inducing trances. Calms the spirit and reduces stress. It is a common drum in drum circles and meditation practices.
Gong relieves physical, emotional and spiritual pain. The first records of the existence of the gong date back to 4000 BC
Gongs are important instruments in sound healing. They are used in meditation, yoga and to balance the chakras.
This instrument is like the combination of a harp, a drum and a keyboard. Its sound is absolutely charming and many claim that it is the best sound for calming the mind, relaxing and meditating. As the sound is relaxing, it reduces stress and anxiety.
It is a very ethereal instrument and helps resolve emotional confusion. It is also atmospheric and therefore perfect for concentration. It has its origins in medieval Europe.
The youngest of the instruments for healing with sound is the hang. Created by two Swedish innovators just 17 years ago, the hang serves the same function as steel drums, only it is more harmonious and has more resonance .
It is very similar to a Tibetan singing bowl and has the same healing purpose. It increases concentration and meditative focus, and can heal at a cellular level due to its deep vibrations. It is a very melodic instrument so learning to play it can be therapeutic.
This instrument also originated in Africa and dates back thousands of years. It is made of wood and has metal keys. It is also called a thumb piano.
This instrument is similar to music boxes and lullabies. And learning to play it is very simple.
In Zimbabwe, the kalimba is used to calm the mind and cure mental illnesses.
Rumored to be an invention of Pythagoras, the monochord is an ancient musical instrument that has stood the test of time in both the realms of entertainment and spirituality. The vibrations of this string instrument revitalize the body and mind.
This instrument, in particular, is perfect for meditation or yoga.
Native American Flute
The Native American flute is one of the favorite instruments in music therapy. Not only does it make a relaxing sound, it also reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and relieves anxiety and depression.
Rain sticks were created by the Aztecs as a spiritual interpretation of children’s rattles.
Traditionally they are made from dried cacti filled with small stones or seeds. When moved or shaken, it makes the sound of rain falling.
Rain sticks relieve stress, anxiety and depression. They also promote serenity and relaxation.
As we mentioned before, Tibetan singing bowls are so popular for sound healing that they have a whole method just for them.
Tibetan singing bowl therapy is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, sound healing methods due to its effectiveness and various healing effects ranging from lowering blood pressure to relieving anxiety. and opening the pineal gland, Tibetan singing bowls can do it all.
Tuning forks are tools designed to tune instruments.
But the tuning fork, by itself, is also a harmonic instrument. As we mentioned before, tuning forks can be used in sound healing therapy in a way similar to acupuncture.
After all, your body is an instrument too. Tuning forks balance our energies and center us.
Wind chimes are perhaps the most magical of all sound therapy tools.
And although to most people they are just garden ornaments or decorations, they actually date back to ancient India, China and even Rome.
They are popular in Feng Shui because they maximize the flow of life force. Because they require wind to emit music, they also have elemental power.
And like most instruments, they center, balance and promote relaxation. In addition, they also provoke feelings of joy and satisfaction.
Follow your own rhythm
Sound healing requires more study to be understood. But, the fact is that those who try it are in favor and no one questions the power of music.
Whether you’re looking for an alternative healing method that ties in with traditional medicine, or you just want a new way to relax, recover, and rejuvenate your mind, sound healing has so many options that you’re sure to find something you like (if only recreational).
Sound therapy is even more effective when combined with meditation. If you’re looking for new experiences, it may be worth investing in (and learning to play) one or more of the instruments mentioned above.
All music can be used as sound healing therapy. You don’t have to pay large sums of money to harness the power of sounds and music. The next time you need a “push”, a boost, or even an outlet, put on your favorite playlist. You will notice that your mood will change instantly.