By: Team HB
Sumi’s Story: Part 1 is a tale of awakening, sound healing and finding your true calling. Sumi is from Nepal but lives amongst the alps of Queenstown, New Zealand. She also collaborates with her family in Adelaide to bring the healing sounds of Nepalese singing bowls to Australia and New Zealand.
In this four part series, Sumi takes you on a Nepalese sound healing journey to lift the spirits, follow the rhythms of the earth and reconnect with the sounds of the universe. Part 1 leads us to the benefits of sound healing.
HB: Describe how sound healing can benefit people both spiritually and mentally.
Sumi: Sound is a powerful influence on all of our lives. For me, Sound has always been part of my life both in happiness or sadness, as we listen to music and that connects us to every stage of our life. Sometimes, we choose subtle sounds and choose not to be with other sounds, whatever is the choice it is part of human life what sounds we like to have. This is because sound has a high influence on our brain, physiology and behaviour function. That’s, why I say ‘Sound is Energy’ and ‘Sound is Vibration’. I believe everyone has a vibration that is a key to our Health and Well-Being.
There is a lot of research on how sound can be treated as medicine or healing benefits for people. There are many sound healing instruments like tuning forks, crystal bowls, chimes, gong, flute, Hang, rain stick, singing bowls, even human voice form the counterpart to the inner sounds that can be observed in the body when you are in a state of stillness.
So, Sound healing with these mystical instruments allows us to find our inner peace and happiness, teach you how to be present at the moment, to stay in stillness, and create positive vibrations and energy by keeping your mind, body, and soul healthy and free from any impurities.
To experience this sound, people use Singing bowls which I discovered myself early last year. Sound healing with a Singing bowl is an ancient Vedic tradition that is part of the oldest tradition known on the planet. The use of sound healing therapy is not a new phenomenon but extends back thousands of years into ancient times.
When I first discovered Sound Healing with Singing bowl, I was surprised and overwhelmed to learn and practice how powerful this ancient mindfulness tool is for our mind, body, and soul. It is not only used in your yoga practice, meditation, or sound bath that we have commonly heard of but also used to heal physical ailments, mental problems, and for spiritual attainment. This was always there right in front of me at my home, I only used it as a Souvenir from Nepal, got as gift from my brother but when I started using it after learning its benefits – it changed my overall well-being especially my mental and spiritual health, it shed a light on me.
When I started learning more about the healing benefits, I was more connected with myself, my identity, my culture, and the place where I come from Nepal. Even though I am a thousand miles away from my home country, I felt closer every time I practice my sound healing with the Singing bowl. Well, I can go on and on with my transformation story but maybe I will leave it for next time… 🙂
Find out more about Sumi and her sound healing work here
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