Sunday, January 28, 2018

Powerful and profound ~ Acu-Tone™ Governing Vessel Breath


Governing Vessel Meridian Points


The breath… be it known for its destined intention… to nourish, energize, restore, renew, the life force that sustains BEING. When revered, when we become one with its intention, we become a sustainer of energy, wellbeing and life itself.

In my studies and practices at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science,  I came to marvel at our ability to direct our breath with mindful intention.  YES, we can be one with the intent of the breath, and bring sustaining power to every cell, every organ, every system. One of the offerings of APOGEE Acu-Tone™is the practice of the Acu-Tone™ Governing Vessel Breath. The centering strength it brings forth is ever delightfully welcomed by all who experience its profound effect.

The breath travels, with focused intention, through each point of the Governing Vessel Meridian, starting two inches below the navel, through to the base of the spine, up the spine, to the mid point of the crown on inhalation, and from the crown to the space below the nostrils on exhalation. Points as indicated on the illustration.

It has been found that a particular ‘count’ to the focus and positioning of the breath through the pathway of the Governing Vessel Meridian, is itself a meditation, bringing deep relaxation, and a calm,  experienced as an overall and peaceful feeling of well being. 

To the count of 1, begins the focus on the point two inches below the naval, to the count of 2, to the mid area between the naval point and the base of the spine, to the count of 3, going to the base of the spine, this being GV 1. to the count of 21 to GV 21, this the mid point of the crown of the head, this the count, and pathway on inhalation. At GV 21, center of the crown, one begins the count of exhalation through GV 22 to GV 27. Each count follows the GV Meridian pathway. The sequence is then repeated with focus again initiated at the point 2 inches below the naval. YES, a 1, 2, 3,  then go the GV pathway from GV 1 to GV 27. Repeat 10 to 30 times for a most self-possesing, and blissful liberating meditative experience.


The GV Acu-Tone™ breath can bring renewal throughout the course of the day, simply by 3 repetitions, prior, during or post any encounter, activity, interchange, or event, offering a dynamic breath pause, renewed focus, and a revitalized sense of calm and power.

Specific sequences of the Governing Vessel Acu-Tone™breath, along with visualizations, are offered for particular stress situations, allowing one to maintain composure and mindfulness.

Powerful and profound!!

For further discussion contact: 
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
Founder/Director
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
All inquiries welcomed ~ All questions answered
rmr@apogeelearning.com
Call for an appointment
Rockland County, New York : 845-359-9056
1-866-Acu-Tone
1-866-228-8663


Saturday, January 13, 2018

SACRED Be this BREATH...


SACRED Be...

      Spirit
          Ascension 
               Creation 
                    Revelation 
                         Eternal 
                              Deliverance... the call onto SELF, the first awakening upon birth.

BREATH...live it as...

     Bounty
           Resurrection 
                Exchange 
                    Aspiration 
                         Truth 
                              Harmony... the orchestration of the ALL

It IS. It IS ..the  Inspired Spirit of BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Quietude, Watercolor, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, www.apogeeart.com



B R E A T H

     Its splendor in silence known
          The pushing, the rhythmic sounding
               This, the giving, the receiving
                    The quest, the pursuit, inhalation
                         The faith, the trusting, exhalation
                              The first breath, birth in awakening
                                   The countless to follow in revelation
                                        Disciplined, focused, and power BE.
                                             Disciplined, focused, and power BE.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™
Breath Work Sessions
"The APOGEE Attunement™ experience begins with our own heartbeat and awareness of breath..."


Sunday, January 7, 2018

A shared accord ... SOUND/VIBRATION ... vibrant chord of BEING.


Indeed pleased to share this work, and delighted for the accord with APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ... SOUND/VIBRATION, the vibrant chord of cell communication, the basis for form, structure, balance and BEING.
Founder/Director
APOGEE Acu-Tone™

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Testing a 2,500 Year Old Pythagorean Hypothesis:

The Future of Sound and Music Therapy

Vibration exists at the heart of all matter in the universe. Every raindrop, crystal, rock, star, cell, plant, tree and creature is formed from matter that vibrates. Humans, therefore, are vibrational organisms and our flesh and blood consists of a delicate tracery of electromagnetic frequencies that harmonize with each other and manifest as the biological matter that comprises the components of our bodies. And like an orchestra in which the players tune their instruments to align with each other, living tissue, too, is held in an exquisitely harmonious balance. However, when disease or illness occurs it creates an imbalance in which one or more of the “players” in our cellular orchestra create discord and generate vibrations that are unnatural to our organism. This simple allegorical model contains important truths that we will discuss in detail in later articles on this subject. 
Before discussing the scientific underpinnings of this concept it is worth remembering that Pythagoras of Samos, the genius who gave the world his beautiful theorem—the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides—also believed that music could be used as medicine. One of his biographers, Iamblichus, writes, “Pythagoras was of the opinion that music contributed greatly to health, if used in an appropriate manner…[by using] music in the place of medicine.” 1 Today, music therapy is an established clinical discipline, widely used to assist people to overcome physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual challenges. Music therapy only partially validates Pythagoras’ belief because, returning to our orchestral model, what is less well known is that the individual frequencies within music can also support healing of the body. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Studies of the mechanisms by which music, and the individual frequencies within music, act as a form of medicine and are in their infancy, which is why we think it is important to put Pythagoras’ 2500-year old hypothesis to the test. The first step is to implement a series of experiments in which we will endeavor to reveal the validity of Pythagoras’ important premise.
The biological mechanism in our hypothesis concerns the Primary Cilia that are a vital feature of almost all cells.7 On the surface of most cells in our bodies are many projections known as Integral Membrane Proteins (IMP).8 They have many functions, including the transport of food into the cell and the excretion of waste, but one class of IMP’s, known as the Primary Cilia, are antenna-like structures that respond to infrared light as well as specific frequencies of sound. In a sense they act similar to tuning forks that have a particular resonant frequency and are maximally excited only at that specific frequency. In some categories of illness the cells of a particular bodily system become quiescent, for example, due to physical trauma, the invasion of a pathogen or the presence of a toxic substance. This quiescent state is known as the G-0 phase of the cell cycle in which the cells of a particular bodily system are effectively asleep and not replicating, which throws the body out of balance and therefore creates illness. Cells that are in this deep sleep condition can exist in that state for very long periods. To awaken the cells, sparking them into the G-1 phase in which the cell prepares for replication, the medical literature suggests that either time (that is, more sleep) or nutrition is the required stimulus. 
However, in our hypothesis, sound of a specific frequency is able to energize the cell via the Primary Cilia. When sound enters tissue, a pattern of acoustic energy manifests on the surface membrane of every cell, known as a “cymatic pattern” or “Faraday Wave” pattern. In our studies we are beginning to reveal these patterns, which act on the IMP’s and in particular the Primary Cilia, stimulating the cells to support them to move from the G-0 phase to the G-1 phase and ultimately back to a healthy state. 
We filmed sound manifesting as cymatic patterns on the surface of microscopic water droplets, which can be viewed in this video. Whenever we are immersed in sound the membranes of our cells and visceral waters receive beautiful patterns, provided the sound is harmonious to our ears. Loud and dissonant sounds create skewed, subjectively ugly, patterns within our bodies. This raises the question: how do our cells respond to beautiful versus ugy sounds and their respective patterns? 
Of particular note is that although the droplets are in very close proximity to each other (the entire field is only 4mm or 0.16 inch across) you will see that various sizes of droplets respond to the sound differently, suggesting that resonance may play a major role in the ability of cells to absorb acoustic energy. Therefore, with Primary Cilia we expect the same laws of resonance to apply: it will be important to inject the correct acoustic frequency to promote cellular division and stimulate a therapeutic effect. In our proposed experiment with blood we plan to test a wide range of frequencies and genres of music, to see which promote longevity. 
Other studies that point to the role of high frequency sound—ultrasound—in stimulating cellular division, concern ‘organogenesis’, the name given to the creation of new leaves, flowers and stems in plants. In the presence of low ultrasound the rate of growth can be several times greater than without sound

9, 10 An interesting aside to plant growth stimulated by sound is that of bird song and “psithurism,” the sound of wind in the trees. Many birds sing in low ultrasound ranges, typically up to 60 kHz, which is more than three times higher than the highest frequency that humans can hear. 

The sound of the wind in the trees is a form of noise that also contains low ultrasound. We wonder if a latent ecosystem exists between bird song, psithurism and plant growth? An interesting hypothesis that we believe is worthy of future research.
In conclusion, with your help, testing a 2,500-year old Pythagorean hypothesis could lead to a bright future for sound and music therapy, a future that could alleviate many illnesses without ingesting substances that are foreign to our bodies. To donate to the experiment please follow this link: 


References:
1. Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras. Inner Traditions International Ltd, page 59.




11. Dyson, M. Mechanisms involved in therapeutic ultrasound. Physiotherapy 73(3):116-120, 1987. 
12. Dyson, M., Luke, D.A.: Induction of mast cell degranulation in skin by ultrasound, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics. Ferroelectrics Frequency Control UFFC-33:194, 1986. 
13. Hogan, R.D., Burke, K.M., and Franklin, T.D.: The effect of ultrasound on microvascular hemodynamics in skeletal muscle: effects during ischemia, Microvasc. Res. 23:370, 1982. 
14. Pilla, A.A., Figueiredo, M., Nasser, P., et al: Non-invasive low intensity pulsed ultrasound: a potent accelerator of bone repair, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, 1990.





Yesterday at 7:52am

Dear friends, as many of you know, 20 years ago I had a profound experience in the Great Pyramid of Egypt, when conducting acoustics experiments. I went in in extreme pain, due to a back injury that had occurred three weeks earlier, and within 20 minutes of beginning the experiment, involving generating sound in the chamber, all the pain in my back left me, so much so that I was able to help carry out the equipment with no pain at all. During those 20 years I have never let go of the belief that sound created a transformation in my body, not only mediating the pain but also healing the damaged tissues. I knew then and I know now that sound is a powerful therapeutic modality that can help our world. I have continued to research the mechanisms that underpin sound therapy and now my colleagues and I are close to reaching our crowd funding goal to run a series of experiments in which human blood will be exposed to a range of sounds. These will include music of various genres, including popular music and classical music. Other sounds to be tested will include Cyma Technologies sound therapy device codes and several well known frequencies associated with healing, such as 432 Hz and 528 Hz. If you would like to be part of an important contribution to science and medicine please read on for a wonderful opportunity. This research project is a collaboration between CymaScope.com, who's mission is to advance cymatic science, roadmusic.co, who support music and science innovation, and GreenMedInfo.com, who are dedicated to diffusing natural health knowledge. The link to our Music-Blood experiment is at the end of this posting.
Vibration exists at the heart of all matter in the universe. Every raindrop, crystal, rock, star, cell, plant, tree and creature is formed from matter that vibrates. Humans, therefore, are vibrational organisms and our flesh and blood consists of a delicate tracery of electromagnetic frequencies that harmonize with each other and manifest as the biological matter that comprises the components of our bodies. And like an orchestra in which the players tune their instruments to align with each other, living tissue, too, is held in an exquisitely harmonious balance. However, when disease or illness occurs it creates an imbalance in which one or more of the “players” in our cellular orchestra create discord and generate vibrations that are unnatural to our organism. This simple allegorical model contains important truths that we will discuss in detail in later articles on this subject.

2018 is the 100th anniversary of Debussy's passing and we decided to honor his life and genius in two ways. First, with with release of the full length version of his much-loved 'Clair de Lune', made visible with a CymaScope instrument. This exciting new technology imprints music onto the surface and sub surface of pure water, rendering beautiful music as beautiful geometry. Second, because many people believe that Clair de Lune has healing qualities, Debussy's sublime music will be put to the test and will be one of very few classical music pieces chosen for the experiments. We hypothesise that human blood cells will live longer when exposed to certain soundscapes, versus control samples of blood living in relative silence.



If you would like to be part of an important contribution to science and medicine please visit our Experiment page:
Our Clair de Lune made visible can be viewed at:
Clair de Lune--made visible with CymaScope
Debussy's much-loved 'Clair de Lune' is the first ever music…

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Confront and Resolve… the process of liberation… panic no more...


Confront and Resolve… the process of liberation… panic no more...
Knowledge and deep understanding can indeed emerge from one’s own experiences. An experience becomes known to us in a myriad of ways: sound, smell, temperature, position, stance, touch, time, season, each, in its own special way,  defines the impact, the impressions of the experience. 
As a vibrational/sound therapist, allowing the feeling of panic, anxiety, fear, discomfort, to be brought to full awareness brings one to the interface of confront and resolve. 
Intensified feelings, impressions, bodily changes, energetic responses, are all openly explored. From this exploration one is able to ascertain what energy centers are brought into play. What memories, what traumas, what abuses, may be called forth in response to a present set of circumstances are brought to awareness, to a level of consciousness that allows confront and resolve.
Pure acoustic, in the moment, Restorative/Balancing frequencies are applied to the related acupuncture points, cranium points, and meridian pathways. The body becomes calm. From this calming state, strategies are defined to offset future panic responses. Specific breath patterns are ascertained. One becomes aware of the play of body, mind, consciousness, and the myriad of associations that trigger panic/stress responses. 
Confront and Resolve has proven to be a liberation process. One moves from being a victim of past traumas, past experiences, past impressions, to an observer, with a set of strategies that transform stress and panic to awareness and wellbeing.

For further discussion contact: 
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
Founder/Director

APOGEE Acu-Tone™
All inquiries welcomed ~ All questions answered
rmr@apogeelearning.com
Call for an appointment
Rockland County, New York : 845-359-9056
1-866-Acu-Tone
1-866-228-8663


An added word...
C O N F R O N T... yes, what does a person, situation, event, thought, mood, call upon you to consider. Is it as the word itself defines its letters ...and so be it...

Creation
Omnipresence
Need
Faith
Revelation
Opportunity
Nurturance
Truth... a willingness to see, feel, BE.

And as we consider the particular issue at hand... 
R E S O L V E... be sought... and seek we to hold in sanctity...

Resurrection
Exchange
Spirit 
Oneness 
Love 
Volition 
Evolution ... the breath of time and BEING.

YES, CONFRONT and RESOLVE, a process for liberation.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Founder/Director
APOGEE Paradigm™