Sitting in the silence

Relaxation techniques, such as meditation and healing with sound, can take you right to that place of silent peace.

by Khayriyyah Savannah —

Visiting my sister’s home deep in the woods of Eugene, Ore., high on the simple purity of fresh clean air, my being is instantaneously imbued with a deep and resounding peace I call “the silence.” Brimming with the vibrational resonance of nature, it is Earth singing. I can feel my whole being — my energy — expanding to embrace the sounds and activating in a harmonious coherence. My spirit dances with the silence.

You, too, can experience these feelings. By sitting in awe of similar magnifying effects, you can feel a deep and profound relief wash through your body like a wave, as if some great weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You are safe and whole in the embrace of the silence — a place where the deepest healing shifts can unfold.

Often, you do not realize how much you apply resistance to your energetic system. This resistance is an unconscious attempt to protect the innate silence — your peace — from the constant noise of daily life. That resistance will fall away in a perfect moment of clarity, which will allow you to feel it.

Relaxation techniques, such as meditation and healing with sound, can take you right to that place of silent peace. With the tonal sounds of instruments, chanting and humming, the resistance breaks free and falls away. What you will find underneath is the silence. Chanting, whether audible or silent, is an effective way to engage the ceaseless chatter of your monkey mind while entering into deep meditation.

Try it yourself whenever the sounds of daily life become too noisy. Sit in a comfortable position on the floor or in a chair with your feet planted on the ground. Begin with deep abdominal breathing, while keeping your shoulders relaxed and your eyes closed. Allow your breath to become audible as you begin to hum. Allow your whole being to become absorbed in the sound of the humming until you feel inclined to stop.

The more that you nurture this deep place of healing within you, the stronger it gets. So simply sit and behold the silence.


Khayriyyah Savannah, CYT, MBWP, Reiki MT, LMT, is with Integrated Therapies for Women & Every Bodies’ Yoga. 480-544-6495 or

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 4, August/September 2012.


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