Did you know that there are sounds that can heal you, both mentally and physically?
In the sounds listed below, you will go back to every age and every culture imaginable. Allow yourself to be calmed and healed by any one of these sounds. Below is a list of 14 instruments that both calm and heal:
1. Hammered dulcimer. This is an ethereal instrument that will calm and heal your mind especially. It was used popularly during the Middle Ages in Europe. The hammered dulcimer is a folk instrument that provides you with a calming and charming melody.
2. Gong. When this instrument is played properly, the gong is an influential therapeutic musical instrument that is believed to resolve spiritual, emotional, and physical conflict. It was used as early as 4,000 ACE. The gong is often used in meditation, yoga, and for other exercises such as Chakra balancing.
3. Harp. This instrument is well known for its beautiful melodies. It has been used throughout the world, going back to 3000 BCE. The sweet and soft melodies it creates are therapeutic to the spirit, mind, and body, and therefore often used in modern sound healing therapies.
4. Wind chimes. We often think of wind chimes as beautiful ornaments just hanging in the garden, but, in actuality, they go back to Ancient China, India, and Rome. It is commonly utilized in Feng Shiue to increase the flow of life energy (chi). Wind chimes have the capability of transmitting beautiful timbres and celestial sounds.
5. Pan flute. This is commonly made from bamboo, ivory, and wood. Pan flutes date back more than 6000 years, and are commonly played in South American countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Pan flutes are extremely common in folk music and have calming, mellow melodies.
6. Singing bowl. Dating back to the 12th century AD, singing bowls were commonly used throughout all of Asia and were commonly used in temples for meditation and Tibetan monasteries. In today’s time, singing bowls are used in sound healing therapy, traditional meditation practices, and in yoga.
7. Hang. This was first developed in 2000 by two investors from Switzerland. The hang is a spherical, harmonic instrument that possesses 8 different harmonic notes. Depending on how you use the hang, it resonates a sound that is similar to the singing bowl or the steel pan.
8. Tuning fork. The tuning fork was first invented in 1711. The tuning fork is a unique harmonic instrument that was first designed as a method to tune instruments. Today, they are often used in healing sound therapy to help promote wellbeing, promote harmony, and to help balance the human energy field.
9. Didgeridoo. This first originated in Austria more than a thousand years ago. The didgeridoo is a native instrument that is usually made from wood and is painted with traditional paintings. Its beautiful sound is played by blowing through one end and is often used in music therapy to clear energy stagnation and emotional distress. It also helps in assisting mind body healing and meditation.
10. Kalimba. This instrument originated in Africa. Kalimbas are also called thumb pianos or Mbiras. They span back many thousands of years ago. They are often made with metal keys. The sound of the Kalimba is similar to the sound of a hang or a harp. It is very easy to play. The Kalimba has been utilized in Zimbabwe to treat mental and physical illnesses.
11. Djembe. This instrument is a drum that comes from West Africa and is made from rope, wood, and the hide of a goat. It is used commonly to produce trances (states of altered consciousness), and can calm the spirit of anxiety and stress.
12. Rainstick. This instrument is believed to have been invented by the Aztecs. Rainsticks are usually made from the inside body of dried cactuses that have objects like tiny pebbles placed inside them. As the name shows, Rainsticks make a type of sound that is similar to that of falling rain, and are used for inducing states of calm and peace.
13. Native American Flute. As the name implies, this instrument was first used by the Native American Indians and is usually used in modern-day healing sound therapy. Native American flutes are generally used to promote psychological harmony, increase one’s resilience to stress, and to decrease the heart rate.
14. Monochord. The monochord is said to have been invented by Pythagoras and is a prehistoric instrument whose vibrations are used to re-energize the mind, calm the spirit, and heal the body.