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Become part of the Magic

Posted by X8 DRUMS Thursday, July 9, 2009 2 Comments

Many seeking their own hand drum or djembe have experienced the magic of drumming and drum circles. While the djembe has been used for thousands of years in celebrations, rituals and ceremonies, the modern day healing powers of this drum are touching and connecting new people around the world every single day.

Studies now show that hand drumming helps to relax the tense, energize the tired and heal the emotionally wounded.

In working with holistic practitioners, certified drum circle facilitators and yoga instructors over the years, we know that the magic of drumming is real and it is powerful.

Many of our clients are people that work hard at their jobs, typically in an office envirnment.

Imagine hard days at the office... 9 to 5 day in and day out. You feel stress, frustration and need for a healthy outlet outside of a happy hour or a spin class at the gym. You want something more, a way to express yourself and connect with others in a positive environment. You walk by a drum circle and see the relaxed faces of the participants and someone offers you a drum. You look to the leader of the circle, he nods to invite you in and you begin to drum. You drum, slow at first, and then you feel it. Your mind relaxes and you roll with the beat. Thirty minutes later, the beat slows and comes to an end. You look up feeling that only five minutes have passed, ignited with a new and light energy. The release of stress carries over to the next day and your work week passes with ease having a new outlet for the stress. You continue your participation in the circle, improving your skills, meeting new people and practicing new life habits that lead to happier and healthier days.

We invite you to share your stories where you have experienced the magic in the comments area below.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Natalie said...

One of my most memorable experiences with hand drums happened in Israel on the Red Sea. I was on an excursion towards Egypt from Israel, when everyone received news of a bombing in Sinai. The border closed, and people from all countries and walks of life found themselves stranded 100 meters from crossing into Egypt. Within minutes, the only obvious option was to set up make shift camps and simply wait. As everyone sat in silence contemplating, my friend brought out his Djembe. His hands started to create soft beats, which echoed off of the mountains and water between Israel and Jordan. From confusion, worry and despair, I watched individuals, couples and families emerge from their tarp made tents. Slowly, everyone started moving to the sounds of the Djembe as we all stood along the sea. As time passed, the drum beats became stronger, the movements faster, and silence turned to laughter. The night ended as a multi-cultural gathering, as people speaking multiple languages and having different religions, danced in unison until dawn. One Djembe brought hundreds of people together through sound, and at that moment, I realized the healing qualities of the hand drum.

August 9, 2009 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Kurt said...

I haven't touched a drum since college. I got a djembe a couple weeks ago and just recently ordered your green Udu drum which came in the mail today. First of all, I want to let you know I searched the internet for more than an hour and could NOT find a better price for the Udu. Some places were selling the exact same Udu for two or three times as much! You beat ALL of their prices by a wide margin. Then, I found a couple different drum circles through meetup.com and I have been building momentum ever since. I have learned how to tune my djembe, play the udu and how to practice the djembe all through videos on your site. My blood pressure goes down when I play and the first time I went to a local drum circle a couple weeks ago, I could literally feel the stress melt away. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to get back into the rhythm of things. I should have done this years ago. I just wanted to let you guys know you have become "the resource" as far as I am concerned for everything djembe-related. Thanks for the great service and website!

August 9, 2009 6:13 PM  

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