Friday, April 17, 2015

Sound Mind ~ Sound Body as featured in Body Magazine...

Sound Mind ~ Sound Body

Leonardo daVinci
" Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony? " 

" Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul. " 

Marcus Aurelius
" He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world. "

" A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either wakens or soothes the nervous system. It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by bringing him peace. According to the sound and its influence a certain effect is produced. Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance. This shows that the same energy which goes into the form of sound before being visible is absorbed by the physical body. In that way the physical body recuperates and becomes charged with new magnetism."
Hazrat Inayat Khan, Mysticism of Sound.
All ancient civilizations used sound for healing. Traditional cultures still surviving today understand the remarkable healing power that lies in sound. Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body/mind of a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health. The dictionary defines ‘harmony’ as ‘congruity of parts to their whole or to one another’. ‘Health’ is defined as ‘the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free of disease’.

Dr Alfred Tomatis (1920–2001) the French ear, nose and throat specialist, devoted over 50 years to understanding the ear and its function. He held that the ear is the most important of all our sense organs. The ear controls the body’s sense of balance, rhythm and movement and is the conductor of the entire nervous system. In an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session, sound vibration, via tuning forks are applied to specific points on and around the ear.

Through the medulla, the auditory nerve connects with all the muscles of the body. Hence, muscle tone, equilibrium, flexibility and vision are affected by sound. Through the vagus nerve, the inner ear connects with the larynx, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, bladder, kidneys, small intestine and large intestine. Every organ, bone, and cell in the body has its own resonant frequency. Together they make up a composite frequency like the instruments of an orchestra. When one organ in the body is out of tune it will affect the whole body.

Through the use of specifically calibrated tuning forks applied to meridians, acupuncture points and cranium points, the recipient is brought to a reported and visible state of balance, centeredness, and wellbeing. As with a piano, or any fine instrument, one's body can be tuned to a state of accord and balance. Applying the vibrations of tuning forks brings about changes in the body’s biochemistry, bringing the nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. The body is brought to a deep state of relaxation and feelings of wellbeing.

Yes, sensibility, symptom, pain, pleasure, are the artifacts of vibration and vibratory states. Our body speaks the consciousness of mind and our mind is in resonance or dissonance with the sounding signals of our body.

Sound mind, sound body, "Mens sana in corpore sano." —Roman poet Juvenal.

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Call for your Introductory Consultation:

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
APOGEE Acu-Tone™

Rose Marie Raccioppi, Master Educator/Therapist, Artist, Poet Laureate, with degrees in Psychology and Education, graduate studies in Holistic Health, Leadership, Adult Behavior and Development, honored and awarded for her innovative practices and beneficial services to children, adults and families, Founder/Director of APOGEE Acu-Tone™.