Thursday, June 4, 2015
Experimenting with Sound~
Recently I listened to some old fashioned analogue sound recordings from cassette tapes. These sounded so good! I love the full vibrational frequencies and harmonies. Digital music is a sampling of a smaller band of frequencies.
Yesterday I heard the loudest bluebird ever singing his heart out loud! I went to the window to have a look. There he was in the oak tree announcing the joy of living.
++ Today I ham steeping myself in musical meditations while I write, these are voices of children singing Buddhist Chants in harmony. One of my friends recognized the singing while visiting~"I know that!" My friend proceeded to sing along then help me understand what they are saying.
What are the odds of this happening?
Chant or sing while exercising! Once while practicing Tai Chi at home, I hummed along with Simon and Garfunkel's harmonic song, Homeward Bound. My heart center felt a comfortable energizing vibration. I practice Tai Chi and Qigong with various styles of music, instrumental and vocal.
+ Another time, I practiced Tai Chi and a bit of Yoga while listening to a "seated meditation," Miraculous Magnificence complete with healing tones in the "silent section". As tonal frequencies floated up and down, I felt a deep peace and an extra measure of calming and gentle focusing.
* Dr. Keith Jeffery, Tai Chi expert writes: "Our bodies are mostly vibrations....we are not solid. 'Solid' is and illusion created by electrons spinning at a remarkable speed....physicist Stephen Hawking states that it is possible to change our existence by changing our vibration."
"Singing helps increase the number of beneficial neurochemicals in our body and brain, many of which increase our sense of peace and well being." Memory is enhanced as you practice singling and remembering lyrics to the songs.
"Different sound frequencies vibrate different parts of the body. Try different sounds and notice the areas that vibrate." This is evident in selected Chinese music for Tai Chi and Qigong practice.
** For example, Music for 88 Pattern (108 movement Yang Style Long Form) tones the entire body while you practice Tai Chi, states my teacher Jiong Gu, Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, originally from Shanghai. "The whole form is de-tox, each organ is energized as the themes in the music coordinate with your movements of Tai Chi. The music tells you what to do next!"
In ancient China, instructors sang or chanted the synchronized Tai Chi movements while students chimed in. For example, The Song of the Thirteen Postures or The Song of Push Hands helped students to learn. Sometimes a person played a hand made flute for group practice.
*** !8 Form Tai Chi Qigong developed by Weiqi, He and Hou Seng, Lin also has music and song to guide the beneficial movements.
**** Paul Lam, M.D. recently showed Tai Chi music to blend with Tai Chi for Arthritis form practice. Form practice music varies from upbeat to tranquil.
"With each breath you take, and each sensation you feel, you are creating and re-creating yourself in divine rhythm with every moment you are living," Oprah Winfrey
Vibrations of Color, Light, and Sound
Enjoy Singing Everyday~alone or in groups. Feel the Difference
Exercise while Singing and Humming. Live the Difference!
Purring Right Along, frequencies of healing
+ Deepak Chopra and Oprah WInfrey, 21 Day Meditation Experience, Miraculous Relationships, many programs available for free download or purchase from Chopra Center Meditation.com
+ Quote from Oprah Winfrey during Manifesting True Success, Success Frees Your Creativity segment on March 19, 2015, of 21 Day Meditation Experiences with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey.
++Wind Records, features Chinese Health Music, Music for Tai Chi and Qigong Practice, Chinese Contemporary Music and more, Cd and Mp-3 downloads.
* Dr. Keith Jeffrey, Easy Tai Chi, 4 Minute Fitness, excerpts from article Singing~The Vibrating Healing from American Tai Chi Newsletter, April 2006
** Music for 88 Pattern, (108 Lang Style Long Form), available from Wind Records, Cd, Taiji Melody, or MP3 download from Amazon.com
***TaiChi18.com Wing Cheung offers free DVD or digital download of 18 Form Taiji Qigong, easy to follow and practice, builds strength, flexibility, and balance. There are now three different forms of 18 form!
****Tai Chi for Health with Paul Lam, M.D. Dr. Lam's new book Born Strong, his personal Tai Chi journey, from Amazon.com. Music for Tai Chi from Dr. Lam enhances practice.
Ravi Shankar, various Cd's may include chanting and toning.
PONO technique gives a fuller sound to digital recordings. Enhanced sound digital recordings must be made directly from analogue master tapes.
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Images by Dahlis:
Choke Cherry Blossoms, visions of nature in June
Vibrations of Color, This prism was extremely brilliantly colored. The digital photo, free of enhancement, seems to shimmer between dimensions, different planes of seeing and feeling