The Healing Power of the Human Voice: Mantras, Chants, and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony
A complete introduction to using the sounds of the voice to promote healing
• Explains the emotional meanings and healing attributes of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to natural sounds such as laughter or sighs
• Includes easy-to-follow vocal and breathing exercises
• Contains chants and mantras from cultures around the world
As infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds because they may be considered childish or undignified is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing.
In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises for beginners. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He praises the power of singing and reveals the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantra to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualized context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
An Introduction to Sound Healing
The Nature of Sound and Vibration
The Power of the Resonating Voice
Complements to the Resonating Voice
Breath and the Resonating Voice
Meaning of Vowels and Consonants
General Instructions for Toning and Chanting
Discovering Your Fundamental Tone
Other editions - View all
abdominal ALLAH allow beginning belly black keys body Caduceus chakra chapter consciousness consonants cycle Cymatics Db Eb F deep e-mail Eb F G emotions example feel fingers frequencies fundamental tone Gb Ab Bb healing heart Heleus Hey Hey Hey Hindu human voice humming inbreath intoned John Beaulieu keyboard laugh laughter linked lips listening mantra meaning meditation mental mind mouth move movement muscles natural sounds octave original position outbreath overtone series Overtone Singing overtones P.O. Box patterns pentatonic scale perfect fifth physical place your hands produce push relaxed release rhythm sacral Sanskrit seed syllables sense silence singing singing bowls slowly solar plexus Sound Healers sound therapy soundwork spiritual Tantra Yoga throat tongue toning and chanting toning the chakras tradition tuning forks usual standing position vibration vocal sound vowel Woa Woa Woa word yawning Yea Yea