Cleansing auras at Bangalow
By ANDY PARKS firstname.lastname@example.org IF your chakras need aligning or your aura needs cleansing, then the Bangalow A&I Hall is your new-age one-stop healing shop this weekend.
The 23rd Starlight Wellbeing festival is back, featuring everything from face reading, astrology, breath work, shiatsu, clairvoyants and even a 'spiritual tool shop' amongst the 30-odd stalls.
Byron-based healer Elvina Munir uses sound to help people unblock their chakras and reach a deep meditative state called the 'theta brain state'.
Elvina predominantly uses chakra chimes that she places on the body of the person being healed.
"The chimes resonate for about 20 seconds and there are lots of high frequency harmonics which is the healing part of the sound," she said.
She also uses a set of tubular bells that are tuned to the 13 tones of creation from the Mayan civilisation.
"The ears are the organ of balance as well as hearing and are connected to the entire nervous system."
Elvina also played a Navaho Indian wooden flute.
"It's a real heart-opening sound. I tell people it sounds like auditory chocolate."
Camilla Nova from Myocum was on the table when The Northern Star visited, and her chakras were 'resonating beautifully' according to% Elvina.