Cheryl Melody Baskin, Author of "Shift of Heart."
Tone Deaf, and Singing Anyways! Adventures in Sound and Healing
Did anyone ever tell you that you should just mouth the words, or “don’t quit your day job?” Has it paralyzed you from singing for yourself, or for your child? Well, take the rebel out, and hum and sing anyways-in tune or out of tune, it doesn’t matter. It is your birthright to sing, and scientific studies show that you are massaging your cells from inside-out by releasing vocal tones.
How else can you get a massage from INSIDE-OUT?
Did you know that a good hum, or sounding the vowel of AHHHH, massages your hypothalamus, and it is the ONLY way to massage that important part of your brain! Humming, toning, singing, elongating vowels of ahhhh, ohhhhh, ommmmm, eeeee, iiiiii, lip buzzing, going la la la, or TA-DAAA, or sounding like a siren and going up and down with your voice…are all ancient forms of SOUND HEALING. You are in fact healing your body, mind and spirit by singing, humming and toning.
If you have a child to sing along with, I share with you from my heart as a mother, musician, teacher and sound healer…your child LOVES YOU FOR YOU and needs to hear your voice. We are the role models for everything, including transcending any negative patterns or inhibitions, and setting ourselves free. Your mood and energy will be raised to a higher level through the vibrations of sound, and even your heartrate will increase, without any aerobic exercise! It's true!
Just like any aspect of negative habits, we want to role model constructive healthy patterns for ourselves and for our children, so sing as if your life depends on it, because it does!