• Offers exercises with breath, tone, sacred vowel sounds, and the chanted Bija Mantras to activate and balance the chakras for greater health and harmony
• Shows how to practice sound healing individually or with a partner to enhance communication, reduce stress, and create inner balance and peace
• Includes a 60-minute CD of the sounds, mantras, and vocal exercises in the book for beginning a personal or partnered healing sound practice
• Previous edition won the Best Book in Alternative Health Award from the Coalition of Visionary Resources
As both ancient spiritual masters and modern quantum physicists acknowledge, the universe is vibration. Through sound and its ability to communicate with our chakras and subtle body, we can tap into the vibration of the universe for greater harmony and stronger relationships; physical, emotional, and spiritual healing; expanded consciousness; and planetary oneness.
In this step-by-step guide, sound healing pioneer Jonathan Goldman and his wife, holistic psychotherapist Andi Goldman, reveal specific ways the voice can resonate the physical and subtle bodies, including 7 powerful chanted Bija Mantras and sacred vowel sounds to balance and align the chakras. Providing exercises with breath, tone, mantras, and seed sounds, the authors show how to practice sound healing either individually or with a partner to strengthen relationships, reach deeper emotional levels, enhance communication, reduce stress, achieve inner balance, and create harmony with those around you as well as the whole planet. The accompanying 60-minute CD offers correct pronunciation and examples of the Bija Mantras, sacred vowels, seed sounds, and vocal exercises in the book as well as recordings of Pythagorean tuning forks, crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and Tibetan bells, providing the perfect backdrop for beginning a personal or partnered healing sound practice.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition, New Edition of Tantra of Sound|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Chakra FrequenciesTantra of Sound
By Jonathan Goldman
Destiny BooksCopyright © 2011 Jonathan Goldman
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The Sacred Vowels
In the Eastern and the Western Mystery schools, the power and sacredness of vowels have been known for thousands of years. Knowledge of the resonation of sacred vowel sounds with the energy centers of the body is said to date back to ancient Egypt.
Different vowel sounds vibrate specific portions of the body naturally. Different pitches also resonate different parts of the physical body; low sounds vibrate the lower part of the trunk, midrange sounds vibrate the mid and upper trunk, and high sounds resonate the head. If the different parts of the physical body could be resonated through a combination of vowel sounds and pitches, then perhaps the chakras related to specific parts of the body could also be resonated with these pitches. This idea led to the creation of an exercise called “Vowels as Mantras.”
Before we begin, here are a few reminders. It is important when working with self-created sounds to always do them in a comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. Remember to breathe deeply and slowly before, during, and after the sounding. When sounding, make sure you are creating a gentle and comfortable sound and be sure you are not straining your voice.
Vowels as Mantras
Begin with an UH sound (as in “huh”) that is the deepest sound you can make. Focus your attention on the first (root) chakra, located between the genitals and the anus. Close your eyes while you are making this sound. Focus your attention on the lowest part of your trunk and project your intention so that you visualize the sound resonating between the genitals and the anus. Feel the sound vibrating that area and, as it does, become aware that the energy center associated with this area is also resonating and becoming balanced and aligned through your sounds. Make this UH sound seven times.
Now focus your attention on the second (or sacral) chakra located about three inches below the navel. The vowel sound for this is an OOO sound (as in “you”). Begin to tone an OOO sound, making it a little less deep than the UH, and a slightly higher pitch. Close your eyes and notice where the sound is resonating in your body. Focus your attention on the area of the second chakra and project the sound to this area. As the sound resonates the second chakra, experience this energy center balancing and aligning with the first chakra. Make this OOO sound seven times.
The third chakra, often called the navel chakra, is located around the navel. The sound for this is OH (as in “o”). Begin to tone a very gentle and soft OH sound in the mid range of your voice. This should be slightly higher in pitch than the sound for the last chakra. Close your eyes and notice where that sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on the navel and project the sound to this area. As the sound resonates this area, experience this energy center balancing and aligning with the other chakras. Make this OH sound seven times.
The vowel sound for the heart (fourth) chakra, located in the middle of the chest, is AH (as in “father”). AH is often a sound we make when we are in love, and indeed the heart chakra is the center associated with love. Begin to tone a soft and gentle midrange AH sound, higher in pitch than for the last chakra. Become aware of where the sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on the heart chakra and project the sound there. As you resonate the heart center with sound, experience this energy center being balanced and aligned with the other chakras. Make this AH sound seven times.
The vowel sound for the throat (fifth) chakra, located at the throat, is EYE (as in “I”). Begin to tone a soft and gentle EYE sound, which is still higher in pitch than the sound for the last chakra. Become aware of where the sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on the throat chakra and project sound there. As the sound resonates the throat chakra, experience this energy center balancing and aligning with the other chakras. Make this EYE sound seven times.
The vowel sound for the third eye (the sixth chakra), located in the forehead between the eyes and slightly above them, is AYE (as in “say”). Begin to tone a soft and gentle AYE sound higher in pitch than the sound for the last chakra. Close your eyes while making this sound and notice where the sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on this chakra and project the sound to the third eye area. As the sound resonates the third eye, experience this energy center aligning and balancing with your other chakras. Make this AYE sound seven times.
The vowel sound for the crown (seventh) chakra, located at the top of the head is the very highest EEE (as in “me”) sound that you can create. Begin to tone the highest EEE sound that is possible for you to make. Close your eyes and notice where that sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on your crown center and project sound to this area. As your sound resonates the crown chakra, experience this energy center being balanced and aligned with the other chakras. Make this EEE sound seven times.
At the completion of this exercise (which takes approximately 20 minutes), remember to maintain a period of silence. You may feel lightheaded, which is to be expected. You have been sounding, resonating, and balancing your chakras. The energy has moved up your spine into your head, and above. Sit in a state of meditation and enjoy this experience. Allow yourself a good 10 to 15 minutes for meditation.
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Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Dedication and Acknowledgments
1 What Is Tantra of Sound?
2 In the Beginning: The Power of Sound
3 The Body Vibrational
4 The Power of Intent
5 Breath and Toning
6 The Sacred Vowels
7 The Bija Mantras
Practice with a Partner
8 Overall Purpose
9 Using Vowel Sounds with a Partner
10 Sounding the Bijas with a Partner
11 Toning during Emotional Turmoil
12 Overtones and Other Sounds
13 The Application of Different Sounds and Music
14 And in the End
Afterword One Final Note
Appendix A Tools of the Trade
Appendix B Recommendations
Appendix C Chakra/Brainwave Harmonizer
About the Authors
Recorded Examples for Chakra Frequencies: Tantra of Sound
What People are Saying About This
“Chakra Frequencies provides a significant new approach to creating harmony and balance within us by using the power of sound. Blending ancient sound techniques with holistic counseling approaches, the book enables readers to experience the compassion so necessary for the evolution of our consciousness in today’s world.”
“It is a potent and positive contribution to the urgently needed array of spiritual teachings for these transformational times.”
“Jonathan and Andi Goldman have written an intriguing book that focuses on the use of energy and vibration to shift consciousness and how these elements can bring greater harmony and creativity to ourselves and our relationships.”
“The information presented in Chakra Frequencies is concise, reader-friendly, and simple enough for a beginner to understand. For those that already understand healing sounds, this book is a great resource to add to current knowledge.”
“Powerful! . . . Timely! Chakra Frequencies leads us on a journey to the core of our most basic needs and deepest beliefs. Through a rare fusion of timeless wisdom and spirituality, Jonathan and Andi Goldman describe how the healing power of sound unlocks the mystery of our interconnectedness with all that is. In doing so they open the door to a new genre of conscious awareness and spiritual mastery. Chakra Frequencies is essential to the library of anyone on the ‘Path!’”
“Using ancient sound techniques and modern counseling, the Goldmans allow the reader to experience expanded consciousness and planetary oneness through the gift of sound.”