Feeling frayed and fractious from the noise of modern life? Don’t have a Tibetan bowl or a local gong bath you can attend? Online yoga platform Movement For Modern Life has the answer. They have curated a new series of sound healings so you can soak up some good vibrations from the comfort of your bedroom.
Movement For Modern Life (MFML) is an online yoga platform founded 10 years ago by Kat Farrants. Its mission is to make world-class yoga, mindful movement, Pilates and meditation practices accessible for everyone. Now it has added sound healings to its 1500 classes, challenges and courses.
Working alongside sound healing expert, Kirsty Norton, MFML has curated a series of audio recordings that use different sound waves to bring you into a coherent state of balance and harmony. These calm the nervous system and bring you into a brainwave state that allows you to deeply relax and restore both body and mind. All you need is a set of headphones and you can experience these transformative resources anytime, anywhere, downloaded via the MFML mobile app.
Each sound journey has been designed as a fully immersive experience and the guided practices invite you to enter a space of imagination. The effects can often take a couple of days to settle, so you can also relish in the afterglow of the practice.
“Sound healing classes can transport you and allow you to be truly nourished by beautiful, immersive sounds. They are incredibly transformative and also accessible, as you can tune in from your garden or bedroom, whenever you need to heal and recover.” Kat Farrants, Movement for Modern Life founder
What is Sound Healing?
When any matter vibrates, it creates a wave of sound and this can affect the body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Different sounds evoke very different responses and in our noisy polluted world, many people struggle to relax. This can lead to increased stress, heightened anxiety and poor sleep. Sound healing can be a powerful, supportive tool for our busy modern lifestyles, enhancing the relaxation response of the nervous system.
Working with sound healing enhances your body and mind’s capacity to bring you back into a natural state of balance.
Some people experience deep rest, better sleep and can feel more regulated immediately. Others will become activated on a more emotional level as the sounds smooth out any tension.
Many instruments can be used for sound healing, including voice, gong baths, harps, chimes, drums and crystal bowls. You might have heard of or be using binaural beats or Solfeggio Frequencies soundscapes to help you rest or get creative. Sound used in this way with clear, positive intention, brings peace and harmony to the brain and nervous system and the effects can be incredibly profound.
MFML offer five sound healing practices:
Abundance – Discover the spaciousness that’s available within and around you and soak up the abundance that is already here.
Letting Go – Enable yourself to let go of the day-to-day and drop into another realm of your consciousness, giving the active mind time to rest. This soundscape will take you on a journey to receive the bounty that awaits as you let go of tense muscles, a busy mind, or stress in the body.
Gratitude – This soundscape will tap into gratitude practices to bring up positive emotions and provide an uplifting experience.
Heart Coherence – Bring yourself from a state of stress or overwhelm into a steady place of balance. This soundscape has the intention of returning us to the state of heart coherence and can also help boost health and immunity.
Sleep Tonic – Invite rest with this soothing soundscape. Let the sound of rain and bowls ground and soothe you so you feel ready to sleep.
Kat Farrants is the Founder of Movement for Modern Life, and has been practising yoga for 26 years
To access the audios you can trial the MFML platform free for 14 days.
Subscriptions then cost £10.99/month for yearly subscriptions (billed £131.88/year) or £15.99/month.