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Jun 23, 2018

A couple months ago, in Sedona, Arizona, I laid on a "sound-healing table", where a guy named Poranguí proceeded to blast my body with everything from a didgeridoo to a gong to a flute, all blended with deep tissue massage work and an immersive musical and sound healing experience unlike any I've ever experienced.

So who is this guy? Coming from a lineage of traditional healers in his family, Poranguí's cross-cultural background and study in both indigenous and occidental settings around the world inform his rich therapeutic bodywork practice. His technique - called "Myorhythmic Release" - combines the healing properties of sound, movement and breath as integral parts of our physical, emotional and energetic well-being.

Experienced in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities as a Licensed Massage Therapist, his education includes over 15 years of study and practice with an interdisciplinary degree from Duke University in Integrative Health. Also an accomplished musician, Poranguí has performed, recorded and toured internationally. He combines his intimate understanding of bodywork and sound to engage the physical and energetic bodies and promote transformative healing.

Poranguí intuits where you need release and healing by drawing on ancient and modern wisdom including:

-Sonic Healing Tools

-Indigenous medicine practices from Brasil, Mexico and the Southwestern US

-Traditional Chinese Medicine

-Thai Bodywork

-Vedic Energy Centers


-Myofascial Therapy

-Trigger-point -Cranio-sacral Integration

-Cymatic Sound Therapy

In addition to his hands, Poranguí may use several sonic tools as needed to facilitate the healing process during the session: crystal & metal tuning forks, Tibetan prayer bowls, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, voice and a variety of other indigenous percussion.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Poranguí developed his unique healing methods and indigenous medicine practices he learned from Brazil, Mexico and the Southwestern USA...15:00

-Why Poranguí begins with the breath, and why Ben found the style of breathing that Poranguí taught him to be so difficult...20:15

-How Poranguí uses a giant sound massage table to blast the body with sound during the massage...46:00

-The science behind a Swiss researcher named Hans Jenny and cymatic sound therapy...50:45

-How Poranguí uses sonic healing tools and instruments, including crystal & metal tuning forks, Tibetan prayer bowls, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, voice and a variety of other indigenous percussion...

-And much more...

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Resources from this episode:

-Porangui's website

-Magic Chocolate, Holotropic Breathwork, Grounding, Earthing, Vortexes, Crystals & More With Shamangelic Healer Anahata Ananda.

-How Sound Healing Works, Why Most Music Is At The Wrong Frequency, The Best Music For Sleep & Much More With Wholetones Composer Michael Tyrrell.

-The Flexound HUMU sound pillow 

-3M mouth tape

-Nasal strips to keep nasal passages open

-Hans Jenny

-My podcast interview with Dr. Zach Bush

-The Hoover Didgeridoo vacuum cleaner track

-Compact travel didgeridoo

-Porangui's music

-The track featuring didgeridoo

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Porangui or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!