“I was a musician who wanted to do more than entertain...”

                                --Andy Zadrozny

The Resonant Body Story

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Resonant Body

Aristotle said that human beings have five primary senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.  Today, neurology lists over a hundred distinct physical modes of sensory experience, and science is aware of more that other beings possess but we do not.

However, there is one sense that neither Aristotle nor modern science talk about which all livings things have, from single-celled organisms to 100-trillion-celled beings like us.  The universal sense of being is resonance: of our bodies vibrating in sympathy with influences around us. 

Resonance is the primary way in which matter interacts with it’s surroundings, and the sense of resonance is the primary sense  present in all life: it is sentience.  Sentience is not the same as cognizance, which involves thinking, and is what separates “higher” from “lower” forms of life. 

It can be demonstrated that any of Aristotle’s primary senses can be lost to us and we can compensate by developing our other senses, especially the sense of resonance.  Losing the sense of one’s body resonating with its surroundings would be catastrophic to any living thing. 

My neurologist friend once read to me from a study that documented amoebas moving away from sources of harsh sounds.  Beings with no brains, no nervous systems, no sensory organs, and yet they react to noise.

I once witnessed an experiment in which a man had his head completely bandaged up so that he couldn’t see or hear anything.  The only way he could perceive sound was through the feeling of vibration in his body--his body resonating.

This took place in his house on a high ridge in Santa Fe, NM, in the middle of a thunder storm, with loud strikes coming from every direction.  He sat on a swivel stool, and had his assistant turn him around every few seconds in order to disorient him.  He was able to accurately pinpoint the direction of thunder strikes with over 90% accuracy. 

What does this mean?  He said that it proved to him that most of what we think of as “hearing” is mostly a function of feeling vibration in our torsos. 

Evelyn Glennie was a teenager studying music, when she suffered complete loss of her sense of hearing.  Fortunately, her enlightened music teacher convinced her not to quit, and helped her to learn to listen with every part of her body.

  Today, she’s a leading percussion soloist who travels the world playing in front of orchestras and with famous musicians.  Besides having an amazing musical career, she’s in demand as a motivational speaker.  She insists that she is not deaf.  She always plays barefoot, and listens through her feet, the way elephants can do, communicating with their comrades over distances of up to 6 kilometers.

I was playing bass in an orchestra once when she was the guest soloist.  In the rehearsal, she set up her battery of percussion instruments in the rehearsal hall next door, separated from the orchestra.  In the rehearsal and on the gig that night, she blew everyone away.

The sense of resonance is what drives Resonant Body Technology.  Each of us is equipped to use resonance to heal ourselves and others, and to do whatever we do well even better. In my observation, this knowledge and its attendant skills lie largely dormant in people. 

Our company’s mission is to awaken this awareness for the good of humanity though education and technology. 

Andy Zadrozny

As a musician I’ve always experienced music as far more than entertainment. As a professional full time musician for 40+ years, I’ve played many different kinds of music in many situations, and seen the music I’ve been involved with affect people for good and for bad, usually without them seeming to realize what was really happening to them. 

We normally think of music’s effects on us in terms of how we perceive it with our ears, mostly unaware of the deeper levels at which we’re being influenced by it.  I think that most people identify with certain kinds of music because of the star appeal of the artist, the message the lyrics conveys, how melodies make us feel, or how rhythms compel us to dance.

Most music is created for entertainment, and most music therapy is predicated on the emotional effects of music on people.  Some music makes some people happy, other music makes other people happy, and so on.

Beneath the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual effects of music there lie the actual physical effects that sound, vibration, and music have on us, for better or worse. 

Resonant Body instruments and music are designed to influence the body on the deepest levels.  We use sound vibration to affect overall wellness and energetic balance, and to address general and specific areas of pain, stress, and areas of physical or emotional blockage.

The Resonant Body Platform provides an immersion experience, while the Handsets apply sound vibration specifically to areas of the body.  Either may be used to great benefit; together they comprise a more complete and effective system.

At an early age, my mother--my first music teacher--discovered I had a gift for musical perception and found a teacher who could help me to develop my ear.  I received special training in formative years that has shaped my whole life, leading me to develop my practice of sound vibrational yoga and to invent these instruments.

Today, Resonant Body LLC continues to develop technology for sound healing, and I work with therapists and healers of different modalities, augmenting what they can do for their clients.  And I teach people how to use sound vibration to better their lives.