Kandy McCouat and Carla Newton in Kingscliff.
Kandy McCouat and Carla Newton in Kingscliff. John Gass

Yoga’s good vibrations

IT'S called sound therapy and proponents describe it as an ancient art form which can heal your body using vibrations.

Thailand-trained Carla Newton, a Chakra yoga instructor, said it was the "ultimate workout".

"We are made up of millions and millions of cells and the sound from the bowls shifts stored emotional, and stored physical pain to go out of the body," Ms Newton said.

"The muscles and central nervous system are hanging onto these subtle energies and the sound vibrations help them to pass through ... it's the ultimate health tool," she said.

Ms Newton collaborates with sound therapist Kandy McCouat who plays bowls of crystal and metal. This is claimed to resonate sound within the body for 135 seconds, penetrating every cell.

"We're waiting for the scientific world to catch up to the ancient," Ms Newton said when asked if sound therapy was medically proven.

The Banora Point resident first tried yoga eight years ago, after a stint as a hairdresser.

"When I was working with people on making them look beautiful I realised that there was something a little deeper going on with everyone, so I decided to work on beauty and health that comes from within," she said.



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