05 Mar GUEST POST: WHY I LOVE SOUND BY SHIRA HESS
Posted at 14:03h in News
Yoga teacher and sound expert Shira Hess shares her insights on the healing power of sound.
By sound, I mean a soundscape made of instruments like gongs and bowls, bells and chimes, and I love it because it awakens and relaxes at the same time.
Sound with all its curves and waves, nooks and crannies becomes a dance of discovery in the vast ocean of our awareness. Creating undulating ripples, I love it because under its influence, we digest life. We unpack what is going on with us, but delightfully bypass the mind with all its habitual traps. As the vibrations course through the body, we melt, and what was feeling knotted and tight and full of resistance is soothed open by the wordless purity of sound.
I love it because the vibrations shimmy through the shoulds and shouldn’ts and through all our expectations and pressures until out of the sound silence emerges and a nourishing stillness descends. We are left broken open in the best possible sense.
And long after the actual sounds subside, we can still feel the reverberation in the form of a humble receptivity. The afterglow of sound is a tender state of acceptance. It is brimming with love.