Drums, Gongs & Singing Bowls

Drumming, drums and instruments, Harmonic Inspiration

Drumming

Modern research shows that drumming stimulates relaxation, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis and it has a positive effect on mental illness, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, paralysis, emotional disorders, and a wide range of physical disabilities.

Research proofs that drumming stimulates the production of endorphins (the endogenous morphine-like substance originated within the body that produces pleasure, sense of well-being and prevent nerve cells from releasing more pain signal) therefore it helps in the control of pain. Other studies underlined the calming effects of drumming on autistic children, Alzeheimer’s patients, substances abusers, trauma patients.

Research also indicate that drumming boosts the immune system and synchronizes the two cerebral hemispheres. When the analytical left hemisphere and the intuitive right hemisphere work in harmony, inner wisdom and intuitive knowing can be brought into awareness. Rhythmic drumming creates altered states of consciousness, as the brain changes from Beta waves (focused concentration and activity) to Alpha waves (calm and relaxed), producing feelings of euphoria and well-being and reaching then Theta state, which stimulates mental refreshment, spiritual insight and knowing, meditative state and higher state of consciousness.

Drumming is a very physical expereince and this component helps people to be more grounded in their bodies and stimulates the release of physical and emotional blockages. Therefore it helps to be more in the present moment.

Last but not least: as in our modern society community-based systems are fragmented and individuals may suffer from loneliness, isolation and separation, drumming circles offer a space for connection, support and co-creation.  

Drums

Drums are one of the most ancient instruments. There are many kinds of drums and they can be made of animal skin or synthetic. Frame drums have been used since very ancient times in many communities all over the world in rituals and ceremonies because of their capability to affect states of consciousness. 

Gongs

The gong is one of the oldest sound instruments, dating probably back to the Bronze Age. This instrument has great effect with people suffering from stress, insomnia, arthritis, back pain and can support identifying limiting beliefs and holding patterns and bring strong physical and emotional release.  

Himalayan Singing Bowls

Himalayan singing bowls are dated back to the Bronze age, they are composed of may metals and produce rich tones and harmonics. They create beautiful sounds that help induce a meditative allowing a waking beta brainwave state (13 to 30 Hz.) to a slower alpha (8 to 12 Hz) and finally into a theta wave state (3-7 Hz.). Theta brainwaves occur during REM sleep and that is when it is easiest for the body to repair cells, restore balance and create spontaneous healing. 

Crystal Singing bowls

Crystal bowls are made from a very pure source of quartz and they have sustained pure tones. They affect consciousness and create a sense of well-being, clarity and connectedness. 

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Classes & Workshops with Harmonic Inspiration

I provide all the instruments for the classes and workshops. If you have your own drum you are welcome to bring it.