Blowing a conch shell is considered as best physical exercise for both body and mind:
Blowing a conch provides exercise for various muscles, including the urinary tract, bladder, lower abdomen, diaphragm, chest, and neck muscles.It strengthens the rectal muscles, which can prevent problems caused by their gradual weakening.The pressure on the prostate area improves prostate health and helps prevent enlargement.
Lung muscles expand during conch blowing, enhancing their capacity.It also exercises the thyroid glands and vocal cords, aiding in speech correction.Stretching face muscles by blowing the conch may help reduce fine lines.
Healing Properties: The mid-range frequency of conch sound (200Hz to 400Hz) induces relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes restful sleep.
It stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, improving overall well-being.
Remember to learn the art of conch blowing from an expert to avoid any harm, and always inhale through your nose during the process. If you have high blood pressure, hernia, or glaucoma, consult a professional before blowing the conch
Blowing a conch can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it requires some practice and technique. Here’s a guide to get you started:
Before you begin, ensure the conch is prepared. Make sure the conch shell is clean and free of debris. Some conch shells require modifications like removing the apex (pointed end) and creating a mouthpiece for easier blowing. If you’re unsure about the preparation, consult a professional or someone experienced with conch shells to energies it in sun light.
Choose the right environment: Conch shells can produce loud sounds, so be mindful of your surroundings and choose a location where there is no noise.
Blowing a conch shell not only carries spiritual significance but also has an impact on the environment. Let’s explore its effects:
Purification and Disintegration:When a conch is blown, the sound energy activates subtler frequencies from the Universe.These frequencies cause the disintegration of negative energies (raja-tama particles) in the environment.
The vibrations emitted by the conch purify the air and are believed to destroy disease-causing germs.
Preserving Divine Consciousness:Blowing the conch before any auspicious occasion helps to preserve the divine consciousness. It maintains a positive energy field and contributes to a sacred atmosphere.
Sound Healing Properties:The mid-range frequency of the conch sound (200Hz to 400Hz) induces relaxation, reduces stress, and promotes restful sleep.
It stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, improving overall well-being4.
In traditional Indian medicine, the conch sound is considered a powerful form of sound therapy that balances and harmonizes energy flow in the body.
Musical and Auspicious Significance:
The conch is also a musical instrument in Hindu classical music, played alongside other instruments.
Its sound is believed to bring peace, prosperity, and is considered very auspicious.
Overall, the conch shell holds a rich history, cultural significance, and healing properties.
Remember, while enjoying the benefits, let’s also respect the environment and use this ancient practice mindfully.
Choose the Right Conch Shell:Look for a shell with a large opening at the small end and a well-defined spiral.
The bigger the opening, the easier it will be to play. Conches typically have a spiral “crown” on top and a long curl at the bottom of the shell.Search along the shoreline early in the morning after high tide. Most shells will be near this line, especially as the sun rises.