Category: Listening

Echolocation (Bio-Sonar)

Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world Giuseppe Mazzini Echolocation, the location of objects by reflected sound. Animals use echolocation, also called bio-sonar by emitting calls into the environment and listening to the echoes return from various objects near them. These echoes help the animal locate and identify the

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Listening to Ambient Sound

Today’s exercise is Listening Meditation adopted from the Book: The Practice of Nada Yoga, by Baird Hersey Ambient Sound Meditation Get comfortable and bring awareness to your breath Now, let your hearing focus on the sounds in your environment Listen for the sound closest to you Listen to the loudest sound Listen for the faintest

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How we​ Hear

This month we have been exploring the topic of listening as it relates to Sound Healing. Hearing is a complicated topic as it crosses the bounds of many different scientific specialties: Audiology, Neurobiology, Neurology, psychology and more. One of the most simple and straight forward explanations of how we hear is offered by Baird Hersey

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Body Sounds Exercise

For the past week or so, we have been learning that our body is wired for sound. Every organ in the body is programmed to receive. The body is a giant receiver. We have also learned that everything is vibration and everything that vibrates has a sound. (whether or not we can hear it). While

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Sonic Tonic: Sonic Mandala by Visionary Shamanics

In this new release by one of my favorite psytrance producers; Visionary Shamanics, we enter a cosmic jounrney incorporating sacred geometry, the four directions, msytical chants creating “Multi-dimensional sonic space mandalas” A fusion of psytrance and world music, which appears to incorporate several sonic healing principles. If you enjoy the Trance side of music healing,

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Listening to Speech Exercise

Earlier today, we learned that the body often gives away our true intentions, even when we try to conceal our true feelings behind our words. When we allow ourselves to get swept away by the emotions of the moment, we end up living chaotically, reacting to the whims of our thoughts and emotions. When we

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The Four Levels of Sound

According to Indian tradition, the structure of sound was handed down from Ancient Vedic Linguists and Philosophers through the Upanishads and Vedas. This structure is an attempt to understand and codify speech as it relates to intention. Level 1 – Subtle Level (“Para” – beyond) – This is pure intention without word, shape or form.

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Sonic Tonic: Aura Cleansing Meditation by Calm Whale

This is a lovely new release by Calm Whale, I enjoyed listening to this while working as it provided an excellent ambient backdrop that enabled acute focus. This means my brainwaves were probably entrained in the calmness of this music. This would be an excellent piece for Sonic meditation as well, Grab your headphones and

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Learning to Listen: Rhythmic Breathing Techniques

Today’s exercise allows us to take our focus on the breath a step farther, today we will focus on rhythmic breath meditation. Listening Exercise Today, we will turn our breath into music, by counting the inhale, hold and exhale beats. Find yourself in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Yesterday, we followed the natural

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