Throughout human history, the beating of the drum has been used as a healing tool in all of the world's cultures. What was known to the ancients-is that rhythm can HEAL. It is working on many levels all the time. Drumming for health may sound like a new age catch phrse but in fact is one of the oldest forms of "therapy" known to man. Unkown to most people, this is not a new form of healing, it has been used for centuries. It is a form of medicine that has been and still is, crucial to indigenous cultures, such as the Native American Indians.
Drumming is a very primal and easy way for us to access this ancient method of healing One thing is clear: drumming captures the heart of most who encounter it. In the last few years, the popularity of drumming has spread, Drum circles have sprung up across the country, in cities and small towns, meeting monthly or weekly.People from all walks of life have embraced the drum as a fixture in their lives. What is it about the drum that inspires, energizes, brings people together? Drumming also has powerful physiological effects. Most obviously, sustained drumming increases the heart rate and blood flow, resulting in the "high" common to any aerobic exercise. Drumming is excellent at fighting & reducing STRESS. Recent biofeedback studies show that drumming along with our own heartbeats for brief periods can alter brain wave patterns and "meditate" us, dramatically reducing stress Everything vibrates and has rhythm, the earth, the ebb and flow of the sea, the seasons, the sun and the moon.You have a physical body, emotions, mind, soul and spirit, each of which can be considered to be a vibratory field.We are a vibrating medium made up of pulse, form and wave. When you realize that you are constantly emanating and receiving pulse, you can begin to be aware of vibration. Your own heartbeat is the purest of rhythms. Anything that is made up of rhythm and vibration, can be affected by various ways of each, both natural and man made. Man made, vibrations and rhythms are all around us, yet we fail to notice, and more importantly are not aware of the harm that they cause, examples are, X- Rays, microwaves, TV, high tension wires etc.