At the beginning of this year, whilst on a yoga retreat I experienced for the first time the vibrational tones of a gong bath; also known as sound therapy. I was intrigued by this ancient ritual. Therefore was open to the experience with no preconceived judgements of what to expect being ‘bathed’ in these mysterious sound vibrations.
As a group we positioned ourselves fully clothed onto the floor with pillows, blankets and yoga mats for comfort. Eyes closed, and with slowness of breath, the gong waves of sound started to wash over me bathing my mind into a meditative state of relaxation. It was a unique and calming experience. Ultimately it was a journey into the healing benefits of sound. The force of the gong was powerful. Cutting through mental chatter, yet simultaneously calming by stirring my soul with its everlasting continuation. In addition during the session, alternative therapeutic sounds resonated including turning forks and Tibetan singing bowls. These unique sounds added another dimension of stimulation to the overall meditative experience of lying and listening. Ahhh sound therapy.
The healing benefits of sound therapy are achieved through the state of daydreaming and imagination. These are which are all part of the Alpha brainwave of thinking. Surrendering to the process of non-rhythmic sound enables deep meditation to occur – Theta. Through harnessing reverberating sounds it lulls you into a peaceful and mindful state of being. Therefore after my gong bath I felt deeply relaxed and rested. Overall I experienced a very grounding, yet at the same time uplifting connection to myself and those around me.
Our Yoga Teacher Training courses will provide you with the confidence, creativity and insight. You too can incorporate the vibrational medicine of sound uniquely into your own yoga practice and teachings. A 200-hour yoga teacher training course starts with the morning practice of meditation, pranayama and mantra chanting. This morning ritual will offer you the benefits of sound therapy and holistic healing.
Contact me today with questions regarding the healing benefits of sound therapy, the interest in booking a wellness resort, or expanding your horizons to Bali and participate in Two hundred hour yoga training retreats