Friday, 17 February 2012
Dance to your own beat...
Drums are incredibly useful within ritual, meditation or just to make you feel good.
In a ritual the beat of a drum can help to focus everyone to raise energy, the drum beat starting out slowly and gradually increasing to raise the energy within the circle.
Listening to a steady drum beat during meditation can help you focus on your own heartbeat, a slow steady beat can help create calm, and help to take us off onto pathworking or journeying.
Drumming can help focus your energy when working on chakras.
I had the pleasure of being part of a ritual within the White Springs in Glastonbury a couple of years ago, whilst inside several people started to drum, the energy it created was totally amazing!
Drumming can aid with physical healing, promotes well being and can release pent up emotions.
Studies have revealed that healing effect of drumming helps to deal with stress, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, mental illness, migraines, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, paralysis, emotional disorders and physical disabilities.
Drumming helps with relaxation, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress it has also been shown to boost the immune system.
Research has shown that the physical transmission of the drumming energy to the brain synchronises the two cerebral hemispheres. When both sides are in harmony it allows your intuition to flow and creates conscious awareness.
A rhythmic drumming beat can also induce an altered state to allow you to trance, journey or pathwork.
You don’t even have to own a drum, although the bodhran is a beautiful thing! There are plenty of drumming CD’s available and even You Tube has some drum tracks. You could also make your own drum beat just by beating your hand on a plastic tub!
Go on…dance to your own beat!