Over two weekends from October 31st to November 8th I was able to participate in an awesome Qi Gong workshop through our Martial Arts & Wellness center. The idea behind these healing sounds is that it is a vibratory way of healing. Here I will go over briefly what we learned since it was very helpful and I would love to share this with others so that they too can know and utilize these healing sounds.
There are five elements and six healing sounds. The elements form a symbol and when practicing you should always start in the current season and then go in order of the seasons/elements. The elements are fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Currently we are in the metal phase/autumn. This changes just as there are changes in nature. Each element channel has a main organ with a secondary organ. For autumn/metal the main organ is the lung, and the secondary organ is the large intestine. The lung is a surface type of organ, it takes in what we breathe and controls many things such as how we speak/express ourselves (i.e. sighing). Each element also has associated emotions; for the metal element the positive emotions are courage, righteousness and the negative emotions are sadness and grief. The color associated with this channel is white and the sound is “ssssss.”
The next element is water. Water is associated with winter and the primary organ is the kidney. The secondary organ is the urinary bladder. Kidneys take our what our bodies don’t need and help regulate blood pressure. The positive emotions are alertness, compassion and gentleness; the negative emotion is fear. The color is black or dark blue and the sound is “choooo.” The following element is wood and is associated with spring. The liver is the primary organ and the gall bladder is the secondary organ. The liver and gall bladder play important roles in detoxifying the body. The positive emotions are kindness and forgiveness; the negative emotions are anger, stress and frustration. The color associated with this channel is green and the sound is “shhhh.”
The next element is fire and is associated with summer. The heart is the primary organ and the small intestine is the secondary organ. The heart is important factor in moving blood and oxygen through your body. The positive emotions are joy and happiness; the negative emotion is violence. The color associated with this channel is red and the sound is “hawwww.” The following element is earth and is associated with Indian or Gypsy summer. Earth is in the middle of all the other elements since everything goes through the Earth. The primary organ is stomach and the secondary organ is spleen.The stomach is important since it begins the digestion process and prepares nutrients to be ingested. The positive emotion is kindness and the negative emotion is worry. The color associated with this channel is yellow and the sound is “whoooo.”
The sixth healing sound is the San jiao channel. The idea behind this healing sound is that heat is normally in our heads and chest. The idea is to move the heat downwards and out, to move fluids down. There’s no specific organ for this channel but the lymph system is considered part of this channel. The sound is “heeee.”
The idea behind all of these healing sounds is that you imagine the light and positive emotions going into the specific organ channel and you imagine the negative emotions leaving the specific organ channel. These healing sounds are meant to be not only therapeutic but also meditative. The amount and frequency needed depends on everyone’s specific situation.
If you missed the recent seminar, do not fear since there’s another one coming up in January 2016! Check out the information HERE.
How do you meditate, relax or heal yourself?