Your body has been healing and regenerating for your entire life. In fact, Stanford researchers estimate that your body replaces a majority of its cells every seven to 10 years.
You are constantly experiencing cycles of re-growth in nearly every region of your body.
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The problem is, if you’re under constant stress, your body diverts its resources toward resolving this inner turmoil—and away from the vital regenerative work that makes, and keeps, you healthy.
Of course, in this current global health climate, stress is more rampant than ever.
Fortunately, there are two simple, natural, sound-based strategies that can alleviate stress and help prime your body for healing once again.
Jumpstart healing using sound
The first sound-based strategy is passive sound healing. This includes listening activities like turning on nature sounds to relax at bedtime and prepare for deep, restorative sleep. Or you can use up-tempo music to get your body moving and burn off the damaging stress hormone cortisol that has built up in your system. (Of course, with the many gym closings around the country, you may want to rethink how you get your physical activity. Opt for a rhythm-focused walk outside or take this time to deep clean your home instead.)
The second sound-based strategy is active sound healing. This technique utilizes the sound of your own voice to activate your body’s natural healing abilities. You can reap these benefits through singing or humming, which stimulates your vagus nerve.
Stimulating the vagus nerve also serves two other important purposes:
An active sound healing exercise
Here’s a quick active sound healing exercise you can use to stimulate your vagus nerve and activate the built-in healing benefits I mentioned above.
While many of us are spending more time at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new—especially if it can benefit your health or help you better navigate these uncertain times. So I encourage you to give both the active and passive sound healing techniques a try. The key is to do them regularly. Because the more frequently you do them, the more you’ll help your body reach its full healing potential.
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It's my most popular technique to help you stop those racing thoughts at bedtime and get deeper more restorative sleep.
I hope it helps you. Jim