Sunday, October 30, 2016

Why the Ocean and Breaking Waves induce a Meditative state

Though we may not be conscious of it, the ocean induces a meditative state of calm focus and gentle awareness.

When we’re watching the breaking waves of the ocean, our brains are held in a state of attentiveness. In this state, the brain is interested and engaged in the movement of the ocean, taking in sensory input but not distracted by an overload of it.

Being in a mindful state — in which the brain is relaxed but focused — benefits the mind and body on a number of different levels. A growing body of research has found myriad benefits associated with mindfulness, including lower stress levels, relief from mild anxiety, pain and depression, improved mental clarity and focus, and better sleep quality.

Enjoy this video and experience the full effect of the ocean on our emotional state.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

1 Hour Ocean Waves crashing onto the shore Ambient Sounds for Meditation & Relaxation Deep Sleep

Enjoy 1 hour of the sound crashing blue ocean waves for a blissful night's sleep or relaxing background sounds for practicing meditation, yoga, Reiki or Tai Yin. Also perfect for soothing spa background music.

Feel free to use this video to practice your meditation or yoga or any other spiritual exercise.
The smoothing sound of breaking waves on the beach combined with the relaxing visual of the ocean and clouds in a blue sky, will fill your soul and spirit with peace and illuminate your whole being.
The audio and visuals are copyright free, so you can use it for public events, courses or retreats.

Thank you for watching this video and go in peace.
Have a Blessed day

Tobias

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Why Ambient Music is good for your Soul

The soothing power of ambient music is well-established. It has a unique link to our emotions, so it can be an extremely effective stress management tool.

Listening to ambient music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress.

As ambient music can absorb our attention, it acts as a distraction at the same time it helps to explore emotions. This means it can be a great aid to meditation, helping to prevent the mind wandering. Ambient music is appropriate for meditation as it can help the mind slow down and initiate the relaxation response

Because ambient music has the potential to influence us both psychologically and physiologically, it is an important area of therapy for stress management. When used in combination with relaxing visual stimulation, ambient music can reduce tension and facilitate the relaxation response.

Watch and listening to this video to experience the extraordinary healing effect of ambient music in combination with a relaxing visual of a meteor shower in space.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

EPIC METEOR SHOWER with Relaxing AMBIENT Music for Meditation & Deep Sleep - White Noise 1 hour

Dear Friends,

Enjoy 1 hour of an EPIC METEOR SHOWER with soothing AMBIENT music for a blissful night's sleep or relaxing background sounds for practicing meditation, yoga, Reiki or Tai Yin. Also perfect for soothing spa background music.
Feel free to use this video to practice your meditation or yoga or any other spiritual exercise.
The smoothing sound of Ambient music combined with captivating visuals of a Meteor Shower, will fill your soul and spirit with peace and illuminate your whole being.
The audio and visuals are copyright free, so you can use it for public events, courses or retreats.

Thank you for watching this video and go in peace.
Have a Blessed day

Tobias


Friday, October 14, 2016

Enjoy a Powerful Spiritual Experience in Kyoto Japan

With thousands of temples, zen gardens, Shinto shrines and traditional Japanese arts and crafts, the past is still deeply present in Kyoto. Once the capital of imperial Japan, iconic spots such as the To-ji Temple, Kinkaku-ji Temple and the Golden Pavilion, are deep in the national consciousness and are also Unesco World Heritage sites. Surrounded by green hills with trees that turn crimson in the autumn months and crossed by rivers and canals lined with pink cherry blossoms in spring, Kyoto has a tranquility and peacefulness.

Power spots are places where visitors are believed to receive spiritual power and are most often located in the mountains. Some of these include adventurous hiking treks and in Kyoto, the most powerful power spot is the Shimogamo Shrine. On top of that, it has also been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Enjoy 10 hours of Soothing and Healing Eastern Music and the sounds of nature combined with the peaceful visuals of nature.

Dear Friends,
Enjoy 10 hours of soothing and healing eastern music and the sounds of nature combined with the peaceful visuals of nature. This youtube playlist will fill your soul and spirit with peace and illuminate your whole being.

The audio and visuals are copyright free, so you can use it for public events, courses or retreats.

Thank you for watching this video and please go in peace.

Have a Blessed day
Tobie


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Healing Power of Sound

Sound ~ The Healing Power for Mind, Body and Soul
Sound is a powerful force that, being able to bring that sense of peace and well-being.
Medical research has concluded that sound therapy is essential for both emotional and physical health. Experience how the healing powers of both music and the sounds of nature, will benefit your allover well-being by watching: this playlist:


Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Healing Power of Tibetan Singing Bowls music

Sound ~ The Healing Power for Mind, Body and Soul
Sound is a powerful force that, being able to bring that sense of peace and well-being.
Medical research has concluded that sound therapy is essential for both emotional and physical health. Experience how the healing powers of both music and the sounds of nature, will benefit your allover well-being by watching:

The Healing Power of Tibetan Singing Bowls music
Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.

The sounds generated by Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of energy medicine that promote healing from stress disorders, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease.

Healing processes are initiated through entraining our brainwaves to synchronise with the perfect resonance of the bowls. Unique tones create the perfect state for deep meditation, creative thinking and intuitive messages.

The pure sonic waves that ring from Tibetan Singing Bowls wake up our ability to hear with more than our ears. We feel the sound Tibetan Singing Bowls as much as we take it in with our ears.
“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York Sound Healing expert, Diáne Mandle states that Tibetan Singing Bowls don’t only affect a great deal of physical healing but also have far-reaching implications that occur on emotional and spiritual levels. It is a regenerative process married to a spiritual awakening that can have profound consequences on illness, disease, and all aspects of our lives.

In fact, mainstream medical teaching facilities like Duke University and the University of North Carolina have added programs that link body, mind and spirit to the treatment of cancer. Cancer prevention centers are utilizing sound as a vital part of the healing process for patients with astounding results.

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor has been using sound, including Tibetan Singing Bowls and chanting in work with cancer patients for many years. The medical director of the Deepak Chopra center in California, Dr. David Simon, found that the sound from Tibetan Singing Bowls as well as chanting are chemically metabolized into ’endogenous opiates’, that act on the body as internal painkillers and healing agents.

How do Tibetan Singing Bowls help in the healing process?
It can be said that illness is a manifestation of dis-harmony within the body—an imbalance in the cells or a given organ. Since all matter is energy vibrating at different rates, by altering the rate of vibration we can change the structure of matter. Sound from Tibetan Singing Bowls entrain the brain to move into the Theta brain wave frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and intuition.  The sound vibrations impact our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reflex and inhibiting the stress or pain response.

Through listening to Tibetan Singing Bowls one’s internal dialogue, the ’inner critic’ is quietened. Their sound synchronizes brain waves and enhances awareness of the mind/body connection.
All parts of your body possess a different resonant frequency. When an organ, or other part of the body, is vibrating “out of tune” or non-harmoniously, it is called “dis-ease”. A body is in a healthy state when each cell and each organ resonate in harmony with the whole being.

Using Tibetan Singing Bowls for healing is based on the idea that all illness or disease is characterized by a hindrance to the flow of energy in the body. When energy flow is hindered, the organ or tissue in question stops vibrating at a healthy frequency, and thus it results in some kind of weakness or illness. The sound frequencies created by Tibetan Singing Bowls restore and optimise the flow of energy in the parts of the body where this is required.

In the words of the great Tibetan master/Bodhisattva Gwalwa Karmapa, the Singing Bowls of Tibet emit the “Sound of the Void”, the sound of the universe manifesting. They are a symbol of the ’unknowable’ and as an alloy, date back to the Buddha, Shakyamni (560-480 B.C.). Their origins and detailed histories are shrouded in the distant past and are surely a gift from the shamanistic ’Bon’ religion which precedes Buddhism in Tibet by centuries. For centuries they have been utilized for healing and consciousness transformation. We are now discovering the science behind this powerful ancient modality which is so effective for healing today. Modern medicine can now measure and thus confirm the practice of sound as a means to heal.

Tibetan Singing Bowls and Brainwave Entrainment  
The Tibetan Singing Bowls are an ancient technology, about 2500 years old, for stimulating our brainwaves. Just like the new technologies of Brainwave Entrainment, Binaural Beats & Isochronic Tones, Tibetan Singing Bowl create a pulsation of sound to entrain our brain.

Tibetan Singing Bowls create a pulsating tone, that feels good and helps you to relax. The more you listen the deeper you relax, as your brainwaves begin to entrain with the Tibetan Singing Bowl’s tone.The benefit of this entrainment is that your brain waves can be “toned” so that you can deliberately experience pleasant and/or productive mental/emotional states.

The upper end of the theta brainwave range is of great importance to healing the body, mind and spirit. At 7-8 (Hertz) cycles per second  our deeper intelligence, creativity and self-healing mechanisms of the body are activated. This is what is commonly referred to as “being in the zone”. Tibetan Singing Bowls can be used to put you into this special brain wave state that supports the achievement of your unique goal toward better health.

Producing theta brainwaves through the use of Tibetan Singing Bowls in conjunction with sophisticated audio technologies is facilitated through listening to the Healing Tance-Formations recording.

Dr. Hans Selye, “the father of stress” was an endocrinologist in 1950’s who did research on the response of organisms to stress. He determined that stress is the underlying cause of all illness and dis-ease. His research was taken a step further by Dr. Herbert Benson.

Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard’s Mind Body Institute , has studied stress reduction for 35 years. Dr. Benson found that stress causes physical or emotional blockages. Dr. Benson found that stress reduction was essential to creation of health. He coined the phrase “relaxation response”. He defines this as “a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress –  for example: decrease in heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension.” He also found that regular elicitation of the relaxation response has been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for a wide range of stress-related disorders. In fact, to the extent that any disease is caused or made worse by stress, the relaxation response is essential to healing it.

Chakra Balancing
Chakras are energy vortices originating in the ancient Indian system of healing. Most literature discusses seven main chakras but there are literally hundreds of vortices of energy all over the body.
Chakras are the connection between the spiritual aspect of our being and the physical. There is an endocrine gland associated with 7 of the main chakras. In the Indian system of healing, when a physical dysfunction is in place, one or more chakras are considered to be blocked, dysfunctional or unbalanced. Unbalanced chakras are reflected in a whole range of mental, emotional and physiological dysfunctions.

Chakra balancing is used to correct the chakra so that the endocrine gland and all the associated structures and organs effected by that gland balance and begin to function correctly. Historically, chakra balancing has been done in a number of ways but it has been most effectively done by someone who has the capability to either feel or see (or both) the chakras and their state of unbalance. They then use energy healing techniques to adjust and balance them.

Tibetan Singing Bowls naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves run correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning.

The overall balancing effect of the Tibetan Singing Bowls and theta brainwave entrainment  combine to enhance and support the corrective rebalance of the sine waves effect on each chakra. The result is balanced chakras which then in turn enhance cellular and systemic healing throughout the body that is facilitated by the theta rhythms.
Article courtesy of: Jevon Dängeli (jevondängeli.com)
Please watch this video to experience 1 hour of Tibetan Singing Bowl and Flute music.



The Healing Power of the sound of Thunder and Lightning

Sound ~ The Healing Power for Mind, Body and Soul
Sound is a powerful force that, being able to bring that sense of peace and well-being.
Medical research has concluded that sound therapy is essential for both emotional and physical health. Experience how the healing powers of both music and the sounds of nature, will benefit your allover well-being by watching:

The Healing Power of the sound of Thunder and Lightning
Researchers have long suggested that lighting plays a key factor in determining our mood. 
"It's amazing that lighting can affect one's mood, but it really can," says Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., NIMH researcher and author of Transcendence: 

Healing And Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation (Tarcher Penguin June 2011). "That's why people get special lighting experts to create an atmosphere in a restaurant or on the stage in the theater."

Dr. Rosenthal says lighting can alter our brain chemistry, leading to mood shifts, resulting in people observing lightning to be calm, peaceful and more aware and responsive to their inner voice.

Article courtesy of: Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal
Please watch this video to experience 1 hour of the healing power of Lightning



The Healing Power of Traditional Eastern music

Sound ~ The Healing Power for Mind, Body and Soul
Sound is a powerful force that, being able to bring that sense of peace and well-being.
Medical research has concluded that sound therapy is essential for both emotional and physical health. Experience how the healing powers of both music and the sounds of nature, will benefit your allover well-being by watching:

The Healing Power of Traditional Eastern music
Romantic, rejuvenating, cathartic, relaxing, energizing, empowering: music has touched these emotional chords in human beings for thousands of years. In ancient China, physicians developed a systematic approach of incorporating musical notes into the healing process.

The use of music as therapy is documented in China’s first medical text, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, written 2,300 years ago. Music therapy is an aspect of Five-Element theory, which is foundational to traditional Chinese medicine. All things in nature are composed of the elements of earth, water, fire, metal and wood. Each of these elements has many corresponding aspects, such as season of the year, internal organ, color, musical note, etc. Classical Chinese music was composed from five notes or sounds — jiao, zhi, gong, shang, and yu — and was performed on classical Chinese musical instruments such as drum, gong, flute and zither. Chinese medicine uses the relationship between internal organs and five-element correspondences, such as musical notes, to achieve different healing purposes.

According to this theory, the “jiao” note (corresponding to E in Western musical notation) belongs to the wood element, is the sound of spring, and influences the Liver. It promotes the smooth functioning of Liver Qi, helping to relieve depression. The “zhi” note (corresponding to G) belongs to the fire element, is the sound of summer, and influences the Heart. It helps to nourish the Heart and invigorate blood flow. The “gong” note (corresponding to C) belongs to the earth element, is the sound of late summer, and strengthens the Spleen. The “shang” note (corresponding to D) belongs to the metal element, is the sound of autumn, and protects and nourishes Lung yin. The “yu” note (corresponding to A) belongs to the water element, is the sound of winter, and helps to nourish Kidney yin, protect Kidney essence, and reduce Lung fire.

Recently, three clinical studies in China tested the healing power of classical Chinese five-element music. A study conducted in Taiwan and reported in the International Journal of Nursing Practice (March 2014) was designed to evaluate the effects of Chinese five-element music therapy on nursing students who reported suffering from depression. Seventy-one nursing students with depression were randomly assigned to either a “music group” using five-element musical therapy, or a control group. Otherwise, both groups followed their routine lifestyles. They were assessed by the Depression Mood Self-Report Inventory for Adolescence, and their salivary cortisol levels were measured. The study found that, over time, there was a significant reduction in levels of depression in the music group, based on pre- and post-therapy test scores and salivary cortisol levels.

The second study explored the effects of five-element music therapy on elderly patients with seasonal affective disorder. Fifty patients in a Beijing nursing home were randomly assigned to either a musical treatment group or a control group, with 25 participants in each group. The music group heard five-element music for one to two hours per week over an eight-week period. The self-rating depression scale (SDS) and Hamilton depression scale (HAMD) were used to assess the patients before and after treatment.

No significant difference in SDS and HAMD scores was found between the two groups before the treatment. After eight weeks of music therapy, the SDS and HAMD scores of the music-treatment group were significantly lower than those for the control group (Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, April 2014).

The objective of the third study was to evaluate the effects of five-element music on the quality of life for patients with advanced cancer. Advanced-stage cancer patients were randomly assigned to one of three groups: the five-element music group (68 patients); the Western-music therapy group (68 patients); and a group that received no music therapy (34 patients). Both the five-element and the Western-music groups listened to music 30 minutes each day, five days a week, for three weeks. Patients were assessed with the Hospice Quality of Life Index-Revised (HQOLI-R) and Karnofsky Performance Score (KPS) before and after treatment.

Results showed that there were significant differences in the HQOLI-R and KPS scores after treatment between the five-element music group and the other two groups. This study concluded that five-element music therapy could improve the quality of life and KPS for advanced cancer patients (Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, October 2013) .

Studies have shown that music can affect brain waves, brain circulation, and stress hormones. Music therapy seems to be especially effective in reducing the physiological effects of stress: it can slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure, decrease breathing rate, and strengthen the immune system. Music also can expand the mind. A study (Nature, April 1998) suggested that the area of the brain used to analyze the pitch of a musical note can be enlarged through practice and experience of music by 25 percent.

The studies cited above do not specifically prove five-element theory that the “zhi” note calms the Heart, or the “shang” note nourishes the Lung. But they certainly give scientific validation to the wise Chinese doctors who invented a form of music therapy more than 2,000 years ago!
Article courtesy of: Edge Magazine (edgemagazine.net)
Please watch this video to experience 1 hour of .Traditional Chinese Meditation Music with Bamboo Pipes.


The Healing Power of the Sound of Falling Rain

Sound ~ The Healing Power for Mind, Body and Soul
Sound is a powerful force that, being able to bring that sense of peace and well-being.
Medical research has concluded that sound therapy is essential for both emotional and physical health. Experience how the healing powers of both music and the sounds of nature, will benefit your allover well-being by watching:

The Healing Power of the Sound of Falling Rain
The healing and life giving property of water.  We need it, and it usually brings all sorts of feelings and emotions when it comes.  Some people have mood swings when it rains.  Some curl up with a good book, some light a fireplace and spend time with a loved one, others work at home or shop or just simply enjoy it.

Regardless of how you feel about the rain, it will always come…eventually, giving the healing and life sustaining water that mother earth needs. Water is an amazing gift, and being a Pisces, It is one of my favorite things in life, in any form. 

Oceans, lakes, streams….the rain. It is a reminder to me about flow, about allowing what is, and it always instills in me a personal strength and inspiration. I can’t help but be inspired when I sit at the bottom of a powerful waterfall or on the cliffs overlooking a tempestuous sea.

No matter how you feel about the rain, try to use it as a time to reflect.  A time to check in with your soul and replenish your own personal strength and examine your beliefs.  Is there anything you need to nurture in yourself that you have not been paying attention too? Do you need to take a day and appreciate what you have instead of what you don’t have? Take a breather from the constant “do-do-do” of life and decide how to honor yourself.  Re-evaluate anything that is not serving you. Today is just as good a day to do it. And when the sun finally comes out, it is a reminder to us that there is always sunshine after the storm. Always another day to start anew, always a great light that will shine both in you and from you, when you are honoring who you are and your magnificence.  Because, my dears, you are truly that magnificent.

Take your cue from the rain, and nurture that which is ”you”. 
Growth will occur, and your light will shine…. Always.  
Love and Light this fine rainy Day!!

Article courtesy of: Veronica Crystal Young (giftforthegoddess.com)
Please watch this video to experience 1 hour of the healing power of falling rain


Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Healing Effect of Lightning

The HealingEffect of Lightning
Researchers have long suggested that lighting plays a key factor in determining our mood.
"It's amazing that lighting can affect one's mood, but it really can," says Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., NIMH researcher and author of Transcendence: Healing And Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation (Tarcher Penguin June 2011). "That's why people get special lighting experts to create an atmosphere in a restaurant or on the stage in the theater."

Dr. Rosenthal says lighting can alter our brain chemistry, leading to mood shifts, resulting in people observing lightning to be calm, peaceful and more aware and responsive to their inner voice.

Enjoy watching this video and experience the effect lightning has on your mood.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Benefits of Meditating or doing Yoga in Nature

You might be wondering what benefits you can derive from meditating in an all-natural outdoor environment. Here are some of them:
• Stress reduction.
The study published in the Biological Psychiatry Journal found that subjects who practiced true mindfulness meditation had a significant reduction in Interleukin-6, a biomarker that is linked to unhealthy inflammation in the body. This biomarker is normally found in high levels among stressed individuals. This means that meditation can help to reduce your stress levels and allow you to get on a more even keel.
• Increased well-being.
Being out in nature has been found to have a relaxing effect on people. The fresh-air, peace and silence seduces you into a state of well-being, allowing you to let go of the stresses of modern life, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
• A sharper mind.
Meditating out in natural surroundings helps you to train your mind to only focus on the moment. Everything else falls away as you concentrate on breathing and experiencing nature. You can clear your mind and train yourself to only live in the now. Eventually your attention span improves as your mind becomes sharper.
• Increase in positive energy.
The simple act of spending time outdoors increases positive energy in your body. Combine this with yoga or other meditation practices and you are sure to experience reduced anxiety, depression and aggression.
But what do you do if it’s impossible to be in nature on a daily basis?

A very effective alternative is to watch videos of nature scenes and hearing natural sounds. It creates the illusion in your mind that you are in nature, which leads to your brain releasing the hormone Serotonin – the “Feel Good Hormone”.  Feel free to use this video to create a natural environment at home to practice meditation and yoga.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

10 Life Inspiring Quotes by Jesus

Jesus did not teach about religion, but how to Live a Life filled with Love, Peace and Happiness. He taught a universal truth that is present in all religion and philosophy – that there is a heaven within us all and to enter this heaven, we have to do to others what we desire our own heavenly life to be. If we want happiness, we should give happiness to others, if we want love, give love, etc.

Watch this video to read 10 of His life inspiring quotes:

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Zen ~ The Ultimate way to Live Life

Zen has an individual “essence”, an essence that speaks directly to us. Zen speaks of intuitive wisdom which we all have deep within us.
We may not have practiced or studied Zen, meditation, or even be completely familiar with Zen, but the wisdom it speaks resonates with us because it’s in line with the way we feel that we should live our lives.
So what does it mean to actually live with the spirit of Zen?
“One obvious answer is- through Zen. Not necessarily Zen Buddhism but Zen in its broad sense of a one-pointed aware mind; of a disciplined life of simplicity and naturalness as against a contrived and artificial one; of a life compassionately concerned with our own and the world’s welfare and not self-centered and aggressive. A life, in short, of harmony with the natural order of things and not in constant conflict with it.”
Here is a simple interpretation of the previous paragraph:
~With the energy of mindfulness – Fully aware, alive in each moment, with a single-  pointed awareness. If we’re cleaning, we’re fully present for the act of cleaning; if we’re with our loved ones, we’re fully present for them; if we’re relaxing at home, we’re simply relaxing and not letting the events of the day or worries of the future cloud our mind and distract us.
~Simply and naturally – Understanding that less is more and being aware of how this affects the state of our mind as well as accepting things fully as they come or “going with the flow of things” so to speak (among other things).
~Compassionately and lovingly – Concerned for our own well-being as well as the well-being of all other beings together as one, ultimately understanding how we’re all interconnected.

In short: Living a Zen life, is living a life of simplicity and allowing yourself to listen to your inner voice which will guide you to a life filled with happiness and love.
Enjoy this video of soothing Zen music combined with the peaceful visual of falling snow:


Traditional Zen Meditation Music

Dear Friends, 

The smoothing sound of Zen meditation music combined with the peaceful visual of falling snow and Zen temple, will fill your soul and spirit with peace and illuminate your whole being.


Feel free to use this video to practice your meditation or yoga or any other spiritual exercise. The audio and visuals are copyright free, so you can use it for public events, courses or retreats.

Thank you for watching this video and please go in peace.

Have a Blessed day
Tobie