Toning exercise for pain & tensionToning Exercise for Body Pain & Tension

1.  Stand with feet about shoulder width apart and body relaxed.  May sit at the edge of chair with back straight.  Feel free to stand up and move around as you feel the energy.

2.  Inhale through your nose and draw the breath down to the abdomen.  Exhale through your mouth, making a low moan, or whatever comes naturally.  Consciously breathe into wherever you feel pain or tension.  Give a sound to the feeling.

3.  Begin by toning as low as you can and slowly raise the pitch until you find a tone that resonates with the pain.

4.  Repeat at least ten times.  I recommend the book The Healing Power of Sound by Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D.

toning exercise for body pain & tension

Roaringlioncleansing,releasingforpainIn Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D.’s book, ‘The Healing Power of Sound’, he discusses specific toning exercise.  He states “Moaning and groaning are cleansing sounds that come naturally when aches and pains are being released.  High-pitched, penetrating sounds, or even fierce screaming can help break up energy blockages that may have led to emotional and physical armoring.  Release the sound that you feel from within.  It may be a bloodcurdling, terrifying scream that could go on for several minutes, until it may actually end in laughter.  Releasing a scream that has been held in for decades can be a joyous, liberating experience.”

I know this works.  If you find it difficult to let out a bloodcurdling scream, how about a fierce roar?   NO KITTY ROAR, purring is for toning later.