Happy Pumpkin Spice Season! No? I’m not ready either…(>.<)
Sincerest apologies from a brief hiatus due to life but I’m back and rejuvenated with much needed self care. Now that have your attention from my subject line,what I am talking about is…SOUND BATH.
What is a Sound Bath?
A Sound Bath consist of part meditation and listening, with Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs and biosonic tuning forks. Some Sound Baths depending will have shamanic drumming, chanting and/or singing. Participants lay on the floor in supported savasana (corpse pose) and let the waves of sound wash over them.
“Proponents suggest that sound bathing calms our often overstimulated nervous systems and balances the subtle body. (If you’re not familiar with the subtle body: it’s also known as the energetic body, where our life force – Qi, Chi or prank – exists.) Sound bathing is said to work both the physical body and the subtle body to help heal depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia, and to deepen meditation and spark creativity.” – MARCH 10, 2016/
My personal experience was my first Sound Bath, ever. I came in with an open mind and ready to let the experience consume me. I brought my mat, my towels (next time I’m bringing a blanket as suggested by others), eye pillow and some bolsters. The person conducting had a beautiful setup of sound and crystal bowls with a gongs so I knew I was in for an experience. Laying in on my mat in savasana (corpse pose) you really just have to let go and let the vibrations consume you. There were some around that had fallen asleep and some I had later spoken to felt rejuvenated. The Sound Bath was an hours of vibrations from the tuning forks, sound bowls and gongs firing on all cylinders around your senses, it was almost like a sensory overload at one point. I had to literally let go of anything I had been holding onto at that moment. Plans, to-do lists, reminders that needed to be addressed, texting people back..you get the idea. Once I had let everything go I began to melt into my mat and let go. I guess the best way to describe it is was like an ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) experience. Would I do it again? Absolutely.
If you are interested, please visit our website or come see us at our studios for the next one! Also, provided below is a link for those inquiring and what to expect when experiencing your first Sound Bath.
The light in me honors the beautiful light in all of you. Namaste.