Music itself is a fleeting thing, ephemeral and ungraspable - but its impact on the mind and body is totally tangible and absolutely measurable. It has the ability to change the rhythm of brainwaves as well as heartbeat and breath. What's currently blowing my mind (both literally and figuratively) is the effect of natural harmonics - the healing component of sound.
A couple of years ago, I attended a healing harmonics workshop. It was an unutterably sublime, somewhat out-of-body experience. After such a divine awakening-of-the-ears, I knew I had to pay it forward.
The Chakra Chimes I use in this meditation are precisely tuned to the chakra frequency (C major) and each individual sound frequency relates to a specific chakra. As the sound carries through your body, it clears, balances and aligns your chakra system. Mucho importante for emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Because our brains are natural pattern seekers, I play the chimes in random, intuitive sequences. These less predictable combinations take you out of the control tower of your mind and subdue you into a deep, restorative state of meditation.
As a meditative tool, these chimes offer a gateway out of the monkey-mind (constant chatter, hopping from one thing to the next) and into deep relaxation, maybe even allowing you to dive deep into Theta brain waves. When you're in Theta state, your innate intuition, inner healing resources and creativity become more accessible to the body and mind. Think: mental clarity + endorphin boosts + oceans of inspiration. Did I hear a hell yeah!?
Bonus: Because the ear is connected to every part of the body via nerve pathways, the natural healing harmonics of the chimes have an immediate and positively soothing effect on the whole system. Think of it as a sound massage for your mind, body and soul.
That's a whole lot of bang for your meditation buck, right? Just to recap...
Calm the nervous system to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue as you drop into Theta brain waves, allowing your innate inner healing resources and creativity to be more easily accessed and used by the body and mind
So on that sweet note, pull up a hammock and let the sound vibrations carry you away to your inner island. Head to the Shop to download your Chakra Chimes meditation - included in the Caitlin Cady Meditations Volume 1!