“The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine Nature…”.
PYTHAGORAS (569-475 BC)
Nothing is Solid. Everything is Vibration.
Einstein discovered that all matter consists of atomic material which is in constant motion, oscillating, or vibrating. Quantum physics shows us that all matter is energy and this energy is in a constant state of vibration. Everything that we know as solid is in fact, vibrating energy.
Sound, rhythm, and music are also vibrating energy affecting us deeply to the cellular level. We now can readily demonstrate the effects of music and sound on all matter including on the human body, it influences our emotions, our brain patterns, and our wellbeing.
Historically, music, rhythm, and sound have been successfully used as a powerful healing mechanism. Songs, drums, gongs, singing bowls, alongside other musical instruments, have be
en used in meditation, ceremony, healing, and ritual. The vibrations from these instruments travel from our ears, skin and bones directly into the brain and throughout the body via the vagus nerve, permeating all of our cells and organs.
When properly facilitated, music and sound have the power to ‘heal’… to ‘make whole’. It relieves stress, reduces anxiety, and creates a feeling of wellbeing and inner peace. Numerous studies have demonstrated the health benefits of music, rhythm, and sound: lowed blood pressure; reduced heart and respiratory rates; diminished cardiac complications; increased immune response; boosted natural opiates; reduced cortisol and other stress hormones, stabilized mood, and counter chemotherapy effects.
A Full-Body Listening Experience
A sound bath meditation is a full-body listening experience that is an ideal tool for stress relief, worry reduction, pain alleviation, and stimulation of the glandular system. Due to its nature, a sound bath meditation resonates all cells of the body simultaneously in a powerful and effective way. Music and sound work at the cellular level and have a profound, revitalizing effect on the immune and nervous systems to rebalance the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Erik Dunton is a Restorative Musician and Motivational Drummer who believes that music and sound have the potential to be a positive force in individuals' lives. Erik brings the transformative energy of rhythm and sound every Thursday Evening with a sonic immersion 'Rhythm & Resonance' at Positive RePErcussions at 5049 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key Village.