It was one of those nights. Just as I fell into a deep sleep at 2 a.m., my upstairs neighbor started crashing around and woke me up. If you’re like me and have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping at all, this may be a familiar story.
But today I’m sitting at my computer, eyes closed, listening to Vedic sounds. This is a switch. After years of staring at a computer screen, typing as fast as my fingers could fly and my brain could comprehend, I’m letting the computer do the work. My eyes, shoulders, and arms relax, hands are still. My heart has stopped pounding and beats softly, in time.
How did I get here? After decades of drinking 4 to 5 cups of black tea a day to force my body to perform, I realized this pace must stop. And so, on March 22, I retired, quit caffeine, and started my new life, ready to relax and enjoy.
But my body had something else in mind: “Sorry, girl, after years of pushing me, you think I can wind down overnight? I don’t think so.”
My body was still running on adrenaline, and I woke every few hours throughout the night. For what? Who knows? Ready to go! I had lost my mind-body connection. The arsenal of sleep supplements in my closet no longer did their job.
I complained about my disturbed sleep to a friend, and she recommended Vedic Sound Technology. It had helped her, and she knew others who had recovered from insomnia and a variety of other disorders. I figured it was worth a try. So here I am at sunrise, my third day of the program, and last night I had a great night’s sleep, minus three-quarters of the supplements I normally take to calm me down.
As I listen to the Vedic chanting, I wonder, how does this work? How can a computerized program of Vedic sounds have such a profound effect? In Dr. Tony Nader’s book, Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature, he correlated every aspect of Vedic literature with a specific area of the anatomy. He says that every part of the physiology is an expression of intelligence, or consciousness, and consciousness is fundamental to the structure and function of the human anatomy. When a part of the body loses its innate intelligence, it loses its ability to function correctly, if at all.
The role of Vedic Sound Technology is to restore intelligence to the part of the body that has lost proper functioning. But how can the mere process of listening to Vedic literature help a person heal?
“Vedic sounds are expressions of the laws of nature,” explains Dr. Tom Egenes, a Sanskrit scholar and professor at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield. “The laws of nature are everywhere, so if they are everywhere, they are in everyone’s awareness. . . .Vedic sounds, according to the tradition of India, were cognized by people deeply settled in their awareness. Anyone listening to these sounds today can experience their physiology settling down. These sounds are like a bridge from the creator to the receiver.”
From my perspective, it’s simple. If you want to fall asleep, there’s a world of difference between listening to Freddy Mercury singing “We Will Rock You” and Vedic sounds. Freddy might be exhilarating, but his music is designed to excite the physiology. Chances are it will compel you to get up and dance—the opposite of settling down. On the other hand, Vedic sounds, the purest form of sound, are closest to the laws of nature and settle the physiology so you can sleep deeply, gain rest, and heal.
It certainly worked for me. I’m much calmer, and my sleep is greatly improved. It’s amazing that the transformation takes place so quickly and my mind and body are finally in sync again. And I don’t have to do a thing. The sounds do it for me.
Vedic Sound Technology addresses many disorders, from arthritis to vertigo. The treatment includes 9 sessions that last 45–70 minutes. To learn more visit VedicSound.org.