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Feel Good Sounds

Posted by terrepruitt on April 19, 2012

In a Nia class the participants are encouraged to make sounds.  There are many reasons to make sounds while you are working out.  One, is to ensure breathing.  As you are making a sound there is air going out, and in order to repeat it, there has to be air that was inhaled.  So making sounds during an exercise class is a great way to let the teacher know there is breathing going on.  There are also specific sounds related to specific things, but we don’t always have to be so particular.  Sometimes just any sound will do.  I did a post on Sounding in July of 2009.  That is when I was brand new to Nia and new to teaching.  I was still learning to be vocal.  I had no probably being vocal as I was teaching but as a student I didn’t always participate.  So I believe I understand some of the reasons a person might not want to sound and some of those reasons are the very reasons we SHOULD be making noise.  All of these points can easily lead to additional posts, and they just might (a sounding series?), but for this post I am going to share what I found a while ago about healing sounds.

There are sounds associated with the chakras so a while back I was thinking I could bring a list of them to my Nia classes and I could use them to encourage my Nia students to sound.  But I found a different list instead.  Before I share the information with you I want you to play along with me.  Pick one sound from the six below.  Just pick one that appeals to you right now as you are reading it.  Don’t think, just pick one.

SHOO, HAA, HOO, SSS, FOO, and SHEE.

Now keep playing along with me.  Inhale and then say the sound you picked out loud on the exhale.  Now do that six times.  How do you feel?

Well, according to Sales Creators, a business problem solving company, the above sounds are healing sounds related to specific problems or issues.  As I mentioned I had wanted to find some sounds that we could make in my Nia classes that would be fun and associated with chakras.  As I was looking I discovered this information.  At the time I didn’t know it was from a company that helped with business problems, I just discovered that now as I tried to locate the source of my information.  In glancing quickly at the website, it looks pretty interesting.  They actually speak to wellness of the entire person.  What?  REALLY?  On a sales and marketing consulting company’s website?  Yes.

Anyway here is what the information said in summary.

SHOO is a sound that helps alleviate problems associated with a sense of depression.  The information states that you will feel better after having repeated it six times.  The liver and the gall bladder is positively affected by the vibration of this sound.

HAA helps alleviate anger and helps calm the heart and regulate the small intestine.

HOO is a body temperature regulating sound.  It helps one to not become too cold and balances the spleen, pancreas, and stomach.

SSS is a balance sound.  SSS helps to regain equilibrium in the nervous system and the body.  The vibration of this sound cleanses the lungs and regulates the large intestine.

FOO is another body temperature regulating sound but this one helps with a high body temperature.  So to me is sounds as if you are typically hot making this sound will help cool you down.  This sound is said to stabilize the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands.

SHEE helps relieve stress, tension, and anxiety.  The instructions say that if you are under stress make this sound 36 times.  It helps with regulating the blood circulatory systems and the central nervous system.

I truly believe that vibrations affect us, so to me it makes sense that certain ones would affect us in certain ways.  I was hoping that without your knowledge, without you thinking about it you would gravitate to one of the sounds that would help you.

So, did the sound you randomly picked match up to what you were feeling?  And now that you know what is associated with each sound are they a few you might want to try out?  What do you think about vibrations and healing sounds?

7 Responses to “Feel Good Sounds”

  1. OMG…I absolutely LOVE this blog post!!! I love sounding in Nia classes and this gives me so much more information on the purpose of the sounds. Thank you so much Terre!!!

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    • Yay! I am glad you love this. I love sounding too, but as the teacher sometimes I am very busy with cuing, moving correctly, listening to the music, breathing, and all that stuff that I don’t have a chance to think of the “correct” sound. Often times my moves “make” the sound for me. For an example in the Nia Routine Sanjana, I have VERY NOISY “Starbursts” and my “sunshines” go “WHOOO!”

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  2. Michele said

    Interesting post, I like the idea of healing sounds and will give them a try while I am doing laundry or making lunches :). The noise I chose was shoo, but I haven’t tried it yet (Dave’s sitting next to me trying to do his homework, heehee). I could probably use help I all those areas!

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    • Since vibration is on of the things that create the healing affect the sounds need to be said outloud . . . . so yeah, you’ll wanna wait until you aren’t disbturbing your honey.

      You chose SHOO without know what it was? Or you consciously chose it?

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      • Michele said

        Without knowing…and did feel a slight low grade depression…tried it this morning in my walk and it made me smile!

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        • I was thinking . . . as I think I stated that one might be drawn to a sound becaue the “need” to make it. So I was wondering if you had played along. In my latest post I explain how the first time I used the Healing Sounds as a focus I had my Nia participants just choose randomly, then the second time they were aware of the assistance each sound gives.

          I am glad it got you smiling!

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  3. […] of the sound.  Sounding can be purposeful.  The noise can have a purpose.  I have posted about healing sounds and sounds associated with the chakras.  This post is about the sounds that are associated with […]

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