Chakra Frequencies – by Jonathan and Andi Goldman

Chakra Frequencies – by Jonathan and Andi Goldman

Book Excerpt

Chapter 6

The Sacred Vowels

In the Eastern and the Western Mystery schools, the power and sacredness of vowels have been known for thousands of years. Knowledge of the resonation of sacred vowel sounds with the energy centers of the body is said to date back to ancient Egypt.

Different vowel sounds vibrate specific portions of the body naturally. Different pitches also resonate different parts of the physical body; low sounds vibrate the lower part of the trunk, midrange sounds vibrate the mid and upper trunk, and high sounds resonate the head. If the different parts of the physical body could be resonated through a combination of vowel sounds and pitches, then perhaps the chakras related to specific parts of the body could also be resonated with these pitches. This idea led to the creation of an exercise called “Vowels as Mantras.”

Before we begin, here are a few reminders. It is important when working with self-created sounds to always do them in a comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. Remember to breathe deeply and slowly before, during, and after the sounding. When sounding, make sure you are creating a gentle and comfortable sound and be sure you are not straining your voice.

Vowels as Mantras

First Chakra
Begin with an UH sound (as in “huh”) that is the deepest sound you can make. Focus your attention on the first (root) chakra, located between the genitals and the anus. Close your eyes while you are making this sound. Focus your attention on the lowest part of your trunk and project your intention so that you visualize the sound resonating between the genitals and the anus. Feel the sound vibrating that area and, as it does, become aware that the energy center associated with this area is also resonating and becoming balanced and aligned through your sounds. Make this UH sound seven times.

Second Chakra
Now focus your attention on the second (or sacral) chakra located about three inches below the navel. The vowel sound for this is an OOO sound (as in “you”). Begin to tone an OOO sound, making it a little less deep than the UH, and a slightly higher pitch. Close your eyes and notice where the sound is resonating in your body. Focus your attention on the area of the second chakra and project the sound to this area. As the sound resonates the second chakra, experience this energy center balancing and aligning with the first chakra. Make this OOO sound seven times.

Third Chakra
The third chakra, often called the navel chakra, is located around the navel. The sound for this is OH (as in “o”). Begin to tone a very gentle and soft OH sound in the mid range of your voice. This should be slightly higher in pitch than the sound for the last chakra. Close your eyes and notice where that sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on the navel and project the sound to this area. As the sound resonates this area, experience this energy center balancing and aligning with the other chakras. Make this OH sound seven times.

Fourth Chakra
The vowel sound for the heart (fourth) chakra, located in the middle of the chest, is AH (as in “father”). AH is often a sound we make when we are in love, and indeed the heart chakra is the center associated with love. Begin to tone a soft and gentle midrange AH sound, higher in pitch than for the last chakra. Become aware of where the sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on the heart chakra and project the sound there. As you resonate the heart center with sound, experience this energy center being balanced and aligned with the other chakras. Make this AH sound seven times.

Fifth Chakra
The vowel sound for the throat (fifth) chakra, located at the throat, is EYE (as in “I”). Begin to tone a soft and gentle EYE sound, which is still higher in pitch than the sound for the last chakra. Become aware of where the sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on the throat chakra and project sound there. As the sound resonates the throat chakra, experience this energy center balancing and aligning with the other chakras. Make this EYE sound seven times.

Sixth Chakra
The vowel sound for the third eye (the sixth chakra), located in the forehead between the eyes and slightly above them, is AYE (as in “say”). Begin to tone a soft and gentle AYE sound higher in pitch than the sound for the last chakra. Close your eyes while making this sound and notice where the sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on this chakra and project the sound to the third eye area. As the sound resonates the third eye, experience this energy center aligning and balancing with your other chakras. Make this AYE sound seven times.

Seventh Chakra
The vowel sound for the crown (seventh) chakra, located at the top of the head is the very highest EEE (as in “me”) sound that you can create. Begin to tone the highest EEE sound that is possible for you to make. Close your eyes and notice where that sound is resonating in your body. Now focus your attention on your crown center and project sound to this area. As your sound resonates the crown chakra, experience this energy center being balanced and aligned with the other chakras. Make this EEE sound seven times.

At the completion of this exercise (which takes approximately 20 minutes), remember to maintain a period of silence. You may feel lightheaded, which is to be expected. You have been sounding, resonating, and balancing your chakras. The energy has moved up your spine into your head, and above. Sit in a state of meditation and enjoy this experience. Allow yourself a good 10 to 15 minutes for meditation.

Bios:

Jonathan Goldman is an award-winning musician, composer, writer, teacher, and chant master. An authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics, he is the author of several books and the founder and director of the Sound Healers Association. He has created numerous albums including the first studio recordings of the Dalai Lama’s Gyume Tibetan monks, the first recording featuring dolphin sounds, and the award-winning Chakra Chants. He pioneered many sound therapy techniques now used worldwide, including “Vowels As Mantras” and “Overtoning.” Jonathan leads Healing Sounds Seminars throughout the United States and Europe and lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Andi Goldman, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy, the director of the Healing Sounds Seminars, and co-director of the Sound Healers Association. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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