The definition of a ‘Gardener’:- a person who tends and cultivates a garden as a pastime or for a living. I have always found that as a very cut and dried explanation to me that ‘gardeners’ come in all shapes and sizes, all ages, and many different levels of passions for ‘what’ grows in ‘their garden; from a pot plant or container on their windowsill or balcony to the often acres of land that may be under cultivation. My earliest memories of gardens were the 200 acre Battersea Park Gardens in London which my father took me on visits to London as a small girl and the irises, lupins hollyhocks and snapdragons that my mother grew. I am far from having a green thumb yet enjoy gardens and the growing experiences of being surrounded by plants and especially trees.
What I have realised over the years is that ‘all gardeners’ have something in common, just as all sports people or athletes have exactly the same thing in common, and that both the gardener and the athlete have the same commonality of physical structure – Muscles!
The muscular system is responsible for the movement of the human body. Attached to the bones of the skeletal system are about 700 named muscles divided into three distinct types that make up roughly half of a person’s body weight. These amazing muscles lengthen and shorten, collect ‘lactic acid’ which is produced in your muscles and builds up during intense exercise, and this can lead to painful and sore muscles. Lactic acid build up due to exercise is usually temporary and not cause for a lot of concern, but it can affect your gardening or workouts by causing discomfort and that ‘discomfort’ can be like building blocks that add and grow in layers.
Muscles, in the process of lengthening and shortening can also affect how we stand, and the range of movement that we have available to us.
As we age we may be more inclined to ‘muscle stiffness’ as well as soreness that can make passions such as gardening difficult or less pleasant than it has been previously and this may be exacerbated by ‘more gardening’.
My early training in Vibrational Kinesiology – working with the ‘energy fields’ of the body with the late Cameron Dawson of The Dawson Program introduced me to a process which ‘released’ the stored ‘tension’ which had built up in the muscles allowing for more freedom and range of movement and in many cases a reduction in levels of pain and discomfort.
Vibrational Kinesiology utilises the frequency of vibrational sound to release the memories stored in the cells of the body easily and effortlessly. It is a non invasive process and may be of great benefit to gardeners of all ages.
I went on following the passing of Cameron Dawson in 2004 to create the Sounds from Source programs at www.soundsfromsource.comand later to add to these with additional vibrational sound programs combining energetic frequencies and music with the original Tibetan Bell sounds.
I have added comments from my colleague and business partner, Susan Ormsby on her experience and suggestions on using the individual sound programs listed below; as Susan and I have been working together since 2004 and we address the efficacy of the sounds and how they work from different perspectives.
In creating the individual Gardening Pack programs with my friend and colleague Tina West who is an avid gardener as well as an amazing athlete, we have chosen specific vibrational sound programs that fit well together. and which will work well with the muscle structures of the body.
In addition, we have drawn on some early work of mine in ‘clearing and assisting to heal’ the beautiful ‘Earth’ that we live on and which gives to us so abundantly.
Each of the four individual ‘Gardening Packs’ offers two versions of the vibrational sound programs, one of the original Tibetan Tingsha bells and the second has the Tibetan Tingsha bells with a music overlay. Both versions work equally as well as one another and are personal choice.