We are capable to give shape to our voice so as to communicate with ourselves or the exterior world. The basic unit of shaping our voice is sound, it not just transporting meaning but also inducing particular feelings in the sense of “toning“. Tones are in resonance with special tissues, special areas of the body, and special corresponding emotions.
By aid of tones we do not only exchange important information but tones also trigger emotions within our self or other humans. Depending on their characteristics emotions exert a supportive or obstructive influence on our physical functions. This means that our voice not only allows us to communicate with other humans, but also with our own organism. Our voice is not only a vent for strong or locked up emotions, but also a harmonizing instrument for inner processes of our body. This illustrates the importance of humming during meditation.
Moving rhythmically and repetitively is no longer subject to a specific aim, but helpful to set free jammed and locked-up feelings in order to stimulate and harmonize vegetative processes. This illustrates the importance of shaking and moving during meditation.
Our hearing is our best-developed sense. Even in darkness it is present and can nearly perceive the vibration of molecules. It serves our orientation, perceiving of danger, and transport of massages.
Music, singing, dancing and breathing probably are the oldest therapeutic tools of mankind. In the end any transport of information is based on resonance.
These aspects and principles are collectively realized by A.R.T..