What is a Gong sound bath?
It is basically a therapeutic and meditative experience whereby you “bathe” in the sounds and vibrations produced by different instruments such as gongs, and crystal bowls and hand pans. Through these sounds and vibrations, your mind enters a meditative and relaxed state. This brings about healing at mental, emotional, and physical levels. A sound bath or sound therapy affects your entire body.
How Does a Sound Bath Work?
Everything in the universe has vibrations. This includes our bodies as well and every cell in our body vibrates at a particular frequency. As sound and vibrations travel through the water more effectively and our bodies are made of 70% water, the sounds and vibrations in our environment affect every cell in our body.
During a sound bath session, you lie down on a yoga mat with a comfy cushion under your head. You focus on your breath for a few minutes to relax and then uses different instruments to produce different sounds and vibrations. The sounds wash over your mind and body and take you to a deeper state of consciousness such as during meditation. You unplug from external stimuli and enter the state of inner peace and harmony.
What are the Benefits of Sound Bath?
Sound has proven to have healing effects on the mind as well as the body. A sound bath session can lead to reduced anxiety, tension and stress. They are great for insomnia and improved sleep.