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Understanding what sound can do for you

8 Oct 2022

Understanding what sound can do for you

I’ve been trying to explain my sound offerings for a while as it is definitely a bit “out there” for some. I’ve had a huge desire to share my learnings in and I often say come and try it for yourself, however I realise that doesn’t help the people who are curious but on the fence.

Have you or someone you know ever been triggered by sounds?

✨ a baby crying

✨ someone eating loudly near you

✨ a car or house alarm

✨ someone snoring

Studies show that certain sounds can trigger a highly emotional response in the brain.

Researchers found the part of the brain that regulates emotions, the amygdala (the fight or flight response) appears to take over the hearing part of the brain when people hear a sound which is annoying to them (this can be different for everyone).

"It appears there is something very primitive kicking in, it’s a possible distress signal from the amygdala to the auditory cortex." - Dr Sukhbinder Kumar from the Neuroscience Research Department at Newcastle University.

The results suggest that a heightened emotional response in the brain to certain unpleasant sounds may alter people’s perception of them.

By learning more about ourselves and what triggers such responses we are able to learn how to self regulate.

This isn’t the same for everyone, we are all unique beings after all; but our bodies hold and react to stress and tension in different ways.

Sound Therapy works by exposing you to different sounds that cause response to different energy frequencies in your body.

Did you know that 80% of the information you perceive comes through your vision? When you close your eyes the other senses take over.

During a sound bath it can be a very enlightening experience. The way you respond to them is personal.

From my experience of the hundreds of people who have attended my sound sessions it can take up to 3 sound sessions for you to feel fully at ease, that doesn’t mean that some people don’t completely relax and fall asleep in the first session!

I pride myself on creating a warming and safe environment for you to relax in for both my 1:1 sessions and group sessions at Studio Yoga.

I hope this helps to give you a little more understanding of the importance of sound and how it may or may not work for you.

If you are interested in learning more, please send me a message.

With love,

Naomi ✨

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