“In 1980, I was in a serious car accident. Left unable to walk, I drew upon my experience as a musician and energy practitioner to explore how I could use breath, meditation, and sound to heal myself. To my doctor’s amazement, I quickly made a full recovery. Wanting to share my experience with others, I refined what I had discovered and created a new kind of music, and I also developed a new way of using music, which I call The Ison Method™.
"Interested in my work, The National Institutes of Health funded a three-year study that demonstrated my music’s ability to elicit the 'relaxation response.’ Since that time, the NIH has used this music with more than half a million of their patients.” —David Ison
Experience Your Essential Self
This transformational music uses The Ison Method™ to align your mind, body, and spirit with the universal life force—the boundless, life-giving energy that surrounds us all. As you listen, cascading waves of subtle energy descend from the crown of your head to the base of your spine. Like flowers blooming, each chakra awakens, leading you on a journey of discovery and inspiration, and opening the doorway to your truest essential self.
How to Use The Musical Body: Vitalizer
The Musical Body: Vitalizer utilizes transformational music, breath, and meditation techniques to create a state of deep, grounded receptivity and to awaken your essential self.
This CD contains two programs. In the first, you will hear a spoken overview of The Ison Method™ and a brief introduction to the essential self and the essence of universal life energy. Then, before each musical segment, there is a short, spoken introduction that explains how that piece of music relates to a different aspect of consciousness.
Following each introduction is music composed to resonate with that chakra, or energy center. As we move down the ladder of consciousness, from the crown to the root chakra, your breath will entrain to the music’s rising and falling chords, creating a state of deep relaxation. The combination of relaxation and chakra awakening will enliven your entire energetic system, allowing you to receive universal life energy and creating an opening for your essential self to come forward.
The second program provides just the music for an uninterrupted journey through your energetic body. The musical section for each chakra segues to the next using carefully crafted “harmonic modulation” specially designed for this recording. Listen to the overview and spoken chakra introductions as many times as needed to familiarize yourself with The Ison Method™, and consult the chart included on the back of this CD to understand where the chakras are located in your body.
“The more we use David Ison’s music, the more we are convinced of its clinical effectiveness.”
—George Patrick, PhD
Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
David Ison has been a musician, composer, recording artist, and teacher for more than 30 years, and his music has been used by hospitals, healthcare practitioners, and individuals worldwide. His music has been played for patients in such esteemed health centers as Bethesda Naval Hospital, Scripps Center of Integrative Medicine, and Children’s Hospital in San Diego. A three-year study by the National Institutes of Health found that Ison’s music effectively induces the relaxation response, and relieves many symptoms of anxiety and stress.