The Humming Effect:
Sound Healing for Health and Happiness
by Jonathan Goldman & Andi Goldman
Foreword by John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.
The World’s First Guide to the Practice of Conscious Humming
“I highly recommend The Humming Effect for all those impacted by the stress of the modern world. It is a powerful non-pharmaceutical prescription for self-healing that has only positive side effects, such as harmony, health, and happiness.” Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief
- Details conscious humming and breathing exercises from simple to advanced, including online access to examples of these practices
- Examines the latest studies on sound, revealing how humming helps with stress levels, sleep, and blood pressure, increases lymphatic circulation, releases endorphins, creates new neural pathways in the brain, and boosts blood platelet production
- Explores the spiritual use of humming, including its use as a sonic yoga technique and its role in many world traditions
Humming is one of the simplest and yet most profound sounds we can make. If you have a voice and can speak, you can hum. Research has shown humming to be much more than a self-soothing sound: it affects us on a physical level, reducing stress, inducing calmness, and enhancing sleep as well as lowering heart rate and blood pressure and producing powerful neurochemicals such as oxytocin, the “love” hormone.
“At the heart of health and healing is your body’s energies. At the heart of your body’s energies is vibration. The Humming Effect teaches you how to use your capacity to hum to create vibrations that promote health, healing, and higher consciousness. This is a worthy endeavor, and the book guides you on every step of the way. Jonathan and Andi Goldman are pioneers in the healing use of sound, and you are the beneficiary!”
Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine
In this guide to conscious humming, Jonathan and Andi Goldman show that you do not need to be a musician or singer to benefit from sound healing practices—all you need to do is hum. They provide conscious humming and breathing exercises from simple to advanced, complete with online examples, allowing you to experience the powerful vibratory resonance that humming can create and harness its healing benefits for body, mind, and spirit. They explore the science behind sound healing, revealing how self-created sounds can literally rearrange molecular structure and how humming not only helps with stress levels, sleep, and blood pressure but also increases lymphatic circulation and melatonin production, releases endorphins, creates new neural pathways in the brain, and releases nitric oxide, a neurotransmitter fundamental to health and well-being. In addition, the Goldmans explore the potential of this self-created sound to assist Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. The authors show how sound can act as a triggering mechanism for the manifestation of your conscious intentions. They also examine the spiritual use of humming, including its use as a sonic yoga technique and its role in many world traditions, such as the Om, Aum, or Hum of Hindu and Tibetan traditions.
“The Humming Effect by Jonathan and Andi Goldman is a must-read primer for anyone interested in the effects of sound on cells, the body, and health. Their elegant and direct approach weaves basic research on sound with the specific benefits of sound and humming. Through infusing this book with stories and practices, they lead the reader on an enjoyable journey into their passion for humming as a tool for health and healing.”
Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D., author of Energy Healing
Providing a self-healing method accessible to all, the Goldmans reveal that, even if you have no musical ability, we are all sound healers.
Included with the book is a downloadable instructional audio.
“Since the time of the Indian rishis the sound of humming has been acknowledged as the fundamental vibration of our divine self. The Goldmans have superbly, practically, and with great simplicity expanded upon this truth and demonstrated the potency of the hum to heal at all levels of our being. The Humming Effect, with its audio tracks, is an essential text in extending the range of what the human voice can achieve in self-empowered wellness.”
James D’Angelo, Ph.D., author of The Healing Power of the Human Voice