Sound Baths are an ancient form of deep meditation that includes various ambient sounds played by an instructor. The instructor uses a variety of different traditional crystal bowls, gemstone bowls, cymbals, and gongs during a sound bath to create repetitive sounds.
These sounds are notes at different frequencies that help enhance and guide you through your whole meditative experience.
SOUND BATHING REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY
The sounds created by the particular instruments used during a sound bath are meant to activate the alpha and theta brain waves which are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states. These brain states develop a more conducive space for healing the body, heart, and respiratory rate.
Additionally, new benefits have been discovered on binaural beats, This is when two tones with slightly different frequencies are played at the same time. Binaural beats have the potential to incresively reduce anxiety.
IMPACTS THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM AND DECREASES BLOOD PRESSURE
Himalayan singing bowls, which are used in modern sound baths and different meditation practices are used to enhance certain physiological and psychological effects. Listening to the various vibrations and frequencies in a sound bath have the potential to help restore and enhance one’s respiratory system.
HELPS TUNE OUT YOUR THOUGHTS AND TUNE IN YOUR MEDITATION
The healing sounds and vibrations created by the instruments give you something to focus other than your thoughts, This enhances and improves your meditation. We know that it can sometimes be very difficult to completely clear out the mind and really focus. However, having the added benefit of different sound frequencies and vibrations around you will help you clear your mind and focus on the frequencies and vibrations.
ALLOWS YOU TO OPEN UP AND RECONNECT WITH ONE’S SELF
Since sound baths are a deep form of meditation, sound baths can allow us to completely reset our body and reconnect with our own intentions. Sound baths have benefits to regular meditation allowing us to free our mind from daily thoughts while restoring and stimulating the body and mind for the next day. The healing sounds produce vibrations that promote inner peace and expansion of your consciousness.
MAKES YOU MORE RELAXED, BALANCED, AND FOCUSED
a sound bath class provides a soothing and safe space to relax and rest. Since you are in savasana, a comfortable and restorative pose (lying), it allows you to become relaxed and balanced as it helps you to align and connect with your mind and body. This deep meditative process includes active breathwork and listening.
The combination of deep breathwork with soothing sounds and healing vibrations from the variety of instruments completely allows you into a relaxing experience where you can let your mind go, recharge, and then refocus in on your daily life.