Holistic Therapy

Simple ways to use your voice to heal body, and mind

Using your voice to heal your body may seem like a New Age concept, but  it has its roots dating back to the ninth century, and, if you know how to pronounce a vowel, there’s a very simple way to begin a powerful daily healing practice. Learn it today.

Stella Joly, owner of Tree of Life North in Sudbury, and vibrational reiki master, began studying healing through music 22 years ago when she discovered the power of using one’s own voice to heal while teaching vocal lessons. She was teaching singing lessons to a middle-aged woman who was so shy she would barely sing during the vocal lesson. But after the 10th session the woman said she was so grateful because her health had improved. Her doctor had said, finally, for the first time in many years, her blood pressure was normal.

Regulating the blood pressure was a natural side effect of using the voice to heal the body, Joly says. That was when Joly, who studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and Laurentian University and is also a Shamballa Multidimensional Healing Advanced Master Teacher, began to delve into the art of sound healing. Joly is also trained in Tuning Fork Therapy, Vibrational and Kabbalah Healing Reiki and Aroma Touch Therapy.

“You can use your own voice to heal your body,” Joly says. “You don’t have to buy anything because it’s all within you.”

Monks dating as far as the ninth century used Gregorian chants, unaccompanied sacred song, to clear energy and relieve stress. People gathered to hear the chants because they wanted to feel good, Joly explains.

“The richest, most nourishing, healing vowel is O, or the sound of OM.”

A very simple technique is to inhale to the count of six, hold the breath in for a count of six, then exhale with the vowel O or the sound of OM.

If you find you are craving a caffeine fix, vocal toning, using the same breathing technique, but sounding the vowel E will “wake you up,” Joly says. “It’s a sonic caffeine, and you don’t have the cravings because it deals with your cravings.”

Use the sound of Ahh (as in father) to release stress. You can even destress in your car, before meetings or after a hectic day at work, by vocal toning the sound of Ahh, beginning with a higher pitch, a high vibration to heal, then continuing to sound out the Ahh while continuing to lower the pitch, she explains.

As a Shamballa practitioner, she uses sound healing/tuning forks to help people find inner balance and peace within themselves. Each fork is tuned to a specific Hz, a unit of frequency, that brings balance to the nervous system and feelings of wellbeing.

“Like adjusting a piano, your body can be tuned to achieve optimal physical balance. Tapping two tuning forks will instantaneously alter your body’s biochemistry and bring your nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. In seconds your body enters a deep state of relaxation. Feeling centered this will Improve your mental clarity, brain functioning and will Increase your level of physical energy.”

Tree of Life North Complementary Healing Centre, located at 1375 Regent St. S in Greater Sudbury, offers a variety of complementary holistic services and metaphysical products to enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

“Collectively we hold the belief that everyone should be encouraged to explore all avenues of wellness that will complement and enhance one’s healing journey.”

The Tree of Life North – with eight practitioners offering several modalities ranging from sound healing, reiki, astrology and BodyTalk to readings, spiritual empowerment, and energy medicine – provides a safe, non-judgemental and community-centred approach to overall wellness.

Visit www.treeoflifenorth.com for more information or call 705-671-2000.

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