Fall is fast approaching and soon we will experience a shift and change of season. The Autumn Equinox brings a time of balance, when there are equal hours of darkness and light. It is a time of harvest: an opportunity to reap the benefits of our efforts and a time to be thankful and grateful for the abundance we receive. Autumn also marks a period of letting go. As we watch nature let go of leaves from the trees, we too can let go of habits, thoughts, and relationships that no longer deserve our focus.
We often use this ancient healing sound after each bodywork session or in between clients as a way to let go of what just happened or didn’t happen. Sometimes we will use it at the end of the day or before going to sleep to help release stored and built up tension.
To practice the Letting Go Breath, draw in a large inhale and on your out-breath simply create an audible “Ssssssss”-sound, like air leaking out of a tire. Repeat making the sound “Sssssss” as many times as you like or until you feel a shift in your attention and notice yourself feeling more relieved.
This ancient healing sound has been practiced for millennia by Taoist Qi Gong masters and their students. We learned this ancient healing sound while studying with Mantak Chia at the Tao Healing Garden in Thailand. This sound is part of the Inner Smile and Six Healing Sounds Meditation, where you blend intention, attention, visualization, breath work, movement and the six ancient healing sounds to restore balance and recycle emotions.
We have recently released the Smiling Organ Meditation audio CD so you can practice along to the verbal directions. Click here to Purchase
Enjoy Letting Go~
“The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.” -JoyBell C.