Drumming is not just a musical experience, it is a transformative practice that can bring us closer to our true selves and the world around us. Studies have shown that drumming has numerous benefits, including reducing stress, improving concentration, boosting the immune system, and even reducing inflammation.
But the benefits of drumming go far beyond just physical health. Drumming has also been found to reduce anxiety and depression, improve social resilience, and help us release negative emotions and emotional trauma.
As a form of meditation, drumming can also help us connect to ourselves, the creator, mother earth, and others. When we drum, the vibrations of the drum carry our prayers and intentions to the creator and to each other. The beat of the drum is said to be the heartbeat of mother earth, so drumming can also help us connect to nature and all living things.
In addition, the hide of the drum carries the energy of the animal from which it came, allowing us to connect to the spirit of the animal and the natural world. This connection can help us find a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in our lives.
At Inspiration in Roosevelt, Utah, we offer monthly full-moon drum circles where you can experience the healing power of drumming in a community setting. I also offer drum-making workshops where you can create your own drum and connect with the spirit of the animal hide. Check the events section for upcoming workshops, or message me to schedule a one-on-one workshop.
So if you're looking for a way to reduce stress, improve your health, and connect with yourself, others, and nature, give drumming a try. You may be surprised by the transformative power of this ancient practice.