What's Sound Healing Got To Do With It?

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of offering a yoga and sound healing event with my friend Cindy Shaw. It was in a beautiful little yoga studio over at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley, and we combined some simple warm-up exercises for both the body and the voice - humming.....not demanding that anyone be a singer! Then Cindy took the participants through some simple yoga poses, suitable for anyone, while I played my gongs. This was followed by each participant getting an individual "tune up" with Tibetan bowls and tuning forks. Then we ended with me singing a simple , beautiful chant, accompanied by my shruti box (pictured on the floor next to Cindy.)

The whole time I kept thinking of how blessed I am to be able to live in this space of sound and silence, and to find people who value the healing powers of sound and silence.  In a recent podcast by Krista Tippet, Gordon Hempton - an "acoustic ecologist" (he collects sounds from all over the world) said that...

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