Friday, May 11, 2012

What the Sounds Should Sound Like

Because the Six Healing Sounds have been around for thousands of years there are many versions of them. My book demonstrates the exercises as I learned them from Grandmaster Mantak Chia. I've tried others but these are the ones I prefer. Having said that, I have changed a few elements to make them more suitable for young children.

In the second story I refer to just the stomach, even though this exercise is also for the spleen and pancreas, because I didn't want to overwhelm little ones with too many new words. Also, I liked the idea of focusing on the stomach because there is so much temptation for children to comfort themselves by eating junk food. This shows them that there are other things they can do to feel better instead of trying to numb away feelings of worry by eating. And, I've taken a little liberty with the Triple Warmer exercise which features in the final story to help Ted get to sleep. This exercise doesn't relate to a specific organ but because it aims to even out the body temperature by bringing hot energy down from the head and cooler energy up from the feet, it seemed apt to describe the hot energy as the chattering, busy thoughts in the brain.

The Six Healing Sounds is as much about using your imagination as it is about making the sounds. Each organ has associated seasons, emotions, colors and elements. My book presents these to children through words and pictures in a way that makes them easy to learn and remember.

The video will let you hear what the sounds should sound like. Try experimenting with how loud or soft you do them. You can do them as soft as a whisper and they will still be effective. It's best to do all the organs in the order they are shown in the book, making the sound at least three times for each one, but you can concentrate on just one or as many as you like as long as you do them in the right order. The more you do it, the more you will make it your own. If you get caught up in trying to do it perfectly then you won't get the most out of it. Learning this practice should be seen as a continuous lifelong process that taps into your body's inherent ability to heal itself.

There are also postures and movements for the Six Healing Sounds but what's in my book is more than enough to make a very good start with - whether you're a child or an adult!

Singing Dragon

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