INTRODUCING THE CHAKRAS:
Hello 😃 Since I began working with the healing sound of the gongs, many people have asked:
how do the gongs connect with the chakras?
how do I unblock or detox a chakra?
is there a gong that connects with a specific chakra?
can listening to the gongs help to balance and cleanse a specific chakra(s)?
Over the course of the next few months I aim to answer these questions and to illustrate more broadly what the chakras do and why they have been recognised for thousands of years. This will include their importance and function to our overall health, their correlation with the endocrine system, tips on how to cleanse and keep them clear as well as the healing benefits of sound to the restoration of balance and harmony within our entire energetic system.
What are the chakras?
In Sanskrit, the word 'chakra' means “spiral” or “wheel” and refers to the fact that these energy centres are actually constantly moving wheels or disks of spinning energy.
Considered as the places where the mind and body intersect, they start at the root, or base of your spine and extend to the crown of your head. Studied for thousands of years, there are many different traditions exploring chakra systems. For the ease of understanding as well as the fact that I'm not a well versed student of this ancient knowledge, these blogs and associated chakra-gong-baths are based on the 7-chakra system that run along the spine.
The spine is like a stem and the chakras are like flowers growing from this stem, through the body, and project out a few inches beyond the body. This energy is known as our auric field.
It is widely recognised that healing and rebalancing the chakras gives us better physical health stimulating essential hormones into the blood stream on a regular basis and aiding the body’s functionality. These blogs aim to introduce the subject inviting us to consider how the chakras help to optimise the health of our body, mind and spirit.
What do the chakras do?
Life-force energy continually flows up and down our body. Every chakra centre processes this life-force energy differently depending on the emotional theme of the filtering process.
Each chakra has a specific function to keep us in balance with our mind, body and spirit. And each chakra has a different vibration and is spinning at a particular speed and direction (clockwise or anti clockwise).
When the chakras are functioning normally, they are open, spinning appropriately and the colour will be pure and clear. When chakras become blocked, the life-force energy becomes blocked leading to pain and discomfort and eventually disease.
Everything is energy and vibration including light and sound.
Every organ, cell, bone, tissue and liquid of the body, as well as the electromagnetic fields which surround the body, has a healthy vibratory frequency.
The light bodies of the auric field directly influence how each chakra processes our life-energy and reacts to each experience. Our light bodies influence the life-force energy flowing through us and this expression is in the functioning of our chakras. Therefore, a change in thought or vibration can instantly shift the expression of the chakra. Each chakra has a specific tone, colour, frequency and function etc. To receive the completed version of the chart below, email your request here.
How do the chakras affect my emotional balance?
The chakras process daily events of our life. For example if the life-force energy flows through us and is processed through a chakra in love and trust, the colour of the chakra will be pure and bright and we feel fabulous and empowered. Equally, if the life-force energy is filtered through a chakra in fear and doubt, then the colour of that chakra will be dull and muddy and we will feel fearful and hurt.
Whist we’re in an environment in which negative thoughts and emotions predominate (eg. fear) these will affect our individual energies and bring us into resonance with them. If ignored or allowed to accumulate, they distort our basic life flow including our perceptions and we become more susceptible to illness.
These negative energy patterns usually lodge within the auric field (the band of electro-magnetic energy surrounding and closest to the physical body) and within the chakra centres. If this static and negative energy debris is not cleaned out, the natural balance of energy flowing to and through the physical body is interrupted and becomes toxic.
Why keep our Chakras clear and clean?
Every day, we come into contact with a tremendous amount of energy debris which can find resonance with our own energy and attach itself to us. Just like our water taps can accumulate minerals and residues that prevent the free flow of water, so too these energies can accumulate around the chakra centres.
How does the Healing Sound of the Gongs Rebalance the Chakras?
We are a bio-chemical / electro-magnetic energy system. Our thoughts and emotions trigger various frequencies of electro-magnetic impulses which interact with our bio-chemistry. Negative thoughts and emotions set up rigid energy patterns within our system. These patterns are deviations from our natural, true energy patterns. They interrupt and disrupt our natural frequencies and prevent the natural healing accessible within each and every one of us.
The gongs reset the chakras. Using the power of sound vibration the chakras are brought back into a state of balance and harmony through the process of entrainment.
What do I need for a Cleansing-Chakra-Gong-Bath?
The process is simple. Whether you listen to the gongs online, a recording or in person, using the principal of entrainment the gongs’ pure and powerful harmonics soothe and slow your busy mind into a relaxed, meditative state while their vibrations gently shake up and loosen the energy debris from around or within the chakra centres.
This vibrational detox helps to restore the natural resonance and harmony throughout your physical and non-physical body resulting in an increase of energy and a return to vitality. By focussing on one chakra at a time, each gong bath allows the energy system of each chakra to cleanse and rebalance restoring the free flow of energy and symptoms associated with previous blockages.
2023 - Year of the Heart - an offer not to miss!
On 18th April 2023, the Spring series will begin with the Online Root Chakra Balancing gong bath with sessions running up until the Summer Solstice.
With a total worth of £98 you can purchase this package for just £55 giving you access to all live sessions PLUS you will receive all the session recordings so you can listen whenever you want... again and again!
Relax - there's no pressure to attend the live online sessions. If you can't get to the live online sessions don't worry - as part of this offer you will also receive the recording.
😍 Beginning Tuesday 18th April (8pm – 9pm BST) and until the Summer Sosltice I’m running a series of online monthly gong baths to cleanse and balance the chakras.
For more information on each chakra, there is a blog exploring the purpose and value in our Resources section of this website.
Selected gongs being played at this first session will specifically include the Pluto Gong. A powerful, generous gong associated with the Base Chakra, its energy and frequency assists with clearing and re-balancing the 1st chakra. It is also associated with Kundalini awakening.
• All you need is to have somewhere quiet to sit or lie down, headphones/speakers, a blanket, pillow, eye-mask and anything else that will make you cosy, warm and comfortable!
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I accidentally found Sound-Well while searching for other events and thought: "Why not give it a shot?!" And I'm so happy I did. It's the most calming and relaxing experience I've had so far and Alexandra does wonderful work. I nearly join her Gong sessions weekly and can highly recommend it. Andrea
Treat yourself to a day of mindful presence where you are invited to relax, tune into nature, the full moon and yourself. Enjoy being part of a small group of like-minded folk as you surrender into Autumn with healing sound. Give yourself some valuable 'time out'. And what more perfect place than overlooking the sea and Exmoor National Park.
Discover the magic of the Autumn Equinox. Experience a sense of renewal and rebalance as you tune into these natural energies. Let this wave of soothing and nourishing energy support your growth and transformation
Each of us holds a light and power of our own. When we are in harmony with the Earth and our inner world - love, joy and an infinite sense of peace flows through us. Our power is not lost. We have forgotten who and what we are and it is up to each one of us to wake up and to re-member.