Chinese Medicine was created in a time when we were living more in alignment with nature. Our bodies are a reflection of nature and we use elements to describe the qualities of how our bodies function. The five elements of chinese medicine are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each of those organ systems have many manifestations such as time of day, time of year, emotion, tastes and sense organ. The six healing sounds are a set of qi gong exercises aimed at detoxifying and strengthening each internal organ. You can choose to use them all at once or focus on one individually when treating a specific organ. The sounds are specifically designed to release excess emotions from the tissues and organs of the body. As a mind body practitioner, I know that even if the rational mind has moved on, the body can hold memory of trauma and stress for years. These sounds help to release trapped emotions so that they don’t carry negative weight and impact health.
Also, a note on the Triple Warmer. This is an organ that chinese medicine healers saw as a full body viscera – most closely related to the lymphatic system and the immune system.
Qi Gong exercises incorporate posture, breath and visualization. We are going to inhale and visualize color into a specific organ. When we exhale, we will release a sound and purge and release the emotion from that specific organ. I’m going to do them three times each. Please listen on the first time if you’d like and then join me.
Start by breathing naturally into the lower abdomen. On each inhale the abdomen will rise and on each exhale the abdomen will fall. Breathe deeply and gently. Don’t force the breathe.
LIVER– Inhale and imagine GREEN light entering the liver
As you exhale the SHOE sound, imagine releasing ANGER from the liver
HEART – Inhale and imagine RED light filling the heart
As you exhale the HAW sound, release ANXIETY from the heart
SPLEEN – Inhale golden YELLOW light into the spleen/stomach/pancreas
As you exhale the WHO sound, release WORRY from the digestive system
LUNG – Inhale and imagine WHITE light filling up the lungs
As you exhale the SSSSSS sound, release GRIEF & SADNESS from the Lungs
KIDNEY – Inhale and imagine DARK BLUE light into each kidney
As you exhale the YOU sound, release FEAR from the kidneys
TRIPLE WARMER – Inhale and imagine CLEAR QI into the whole body
As you exhale the SHE sound, allow the vibration of love to fill your entire body