We will begin with a short meditation and drumming to settle into our bodies and begin to quiet the mind. We will then gently transition into the gong bath. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, or whatever you need to lay comfortably. A donation of $15 or whatever you can give is much appreciated, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. What is a Gong Bath?
Gong baths have been practiced for thousands of years, longer than any other instrument for holistic sound healing. Gong baths can help with physical, mental or spiritual problems by bringing about the transition of cellular realignment through the medium of sound. The pure penetrating sound waves of the healing gong will enable you to break free of old patterns and regenerate and re-balance yourself.
It is believed that gong baths help to reduce stress as well as opening up your emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that sound therapy causes human DNA strands to auto-repair when they get damaged. Not only does playing certain tones promote vitality and healing, it may also enhance your happiness.
Water has often been used as an analogy for the rippling effect of the gong’s vibrations, partially because our bodies are approximately 70 percent water and water serves to conduct sound waves. Like ripples created by a pebble skipped onto a glassy lake, the gong’s sound gently reverberates over, around and through the entire body to calm, relax and soothe. Typically, the listener’s heart rate slows, blood pressure drops and breath is restored to its natural rhythm. The gong induces a holistic resonance in the body and a spontaneous meditative state in the mind, resulting in a sense of expanded awareness and wholeness.