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Gong Bath in Barking and Hackney Downs
What is Gong Bath?
Gong Bath is a submersion in the ocean of sound… no physical water or bathing suit involved!
You simply lye comfortably on a mat and close your eyes. We use cushions, blankets, bolsters, eye pillows to give our body the best experience. Just like during savasana, the final relaxation at the end of yoga class.
I create the soundtrack for your journey and you submerge in the deep ocean of healing sound. Your mind, body and soul is bathed with the tones of the Gongs and other powerful, healing instruments.
The aim is to surrender, let go of expectations and go into a deep state of relaxation. It will take you to a space of non-ego or neutrality, a space of bliss where the body’s natural healing process begins…
What should I expect during a Sound bath?
It is difficult to describe the experience of receiving the sound bath as it is very personal and may change every time. Through sound you simply get into the feeling body, through the feeling tones which connect you directly with your heart, skipping the mind, allowing whatever needs to happen for you, to happen in this very moment.
This is one side of the experience, but there are many other layers or levels that can be experienced. You will simply experience whatever is most needed in this very moment.
How does the sound healing work?
Every sound is a vibration and this vibration touches each and every cell of our body. We perceive sound with our ears, but also with other cells in our body.
Stress reduction is one of the most important results of receiving sound therapy. It is the underlying cause of many physical conditions and it melts away with ease when you are bathed in the ocean of sound healing vibrations. And maybe we are so comforted by vibration and sound because as humans, our first experiences within the womb were known and felt as vibration (e.g., our mother’s heartbeat and voice).
The fact is that all matter vibrates and the human body is no different.
Sound is an integral part of human life
Many ancient traditions recognized vibration and sound as an important method for returning to balance and healing. Some of the ways these traditions have used sound and vibration include: music, chanting, prayer, toning, and the use of instruments such as drums, bells, singing bowls, gongs, and wind instruments. Now with help of great thinkers and scientists we are returning to this lost knowledge and have many tools available these days to understand and explain the potential of sound, vibrations and frequencies.
Sound waves move through water at least 5 times more efficiently than through the air. Human body is over 65% water. This makes our body a very receptive vessel for sound vibrations. Scientists around the world continue their studies on the effects of sound vibrations and more positive effects are being found. No negative effects found yet by the way 🙂
What are the benefits of a gong bath?
- Stress Reduction, Deep Relaxation
- Increased Sleep Quality & Sense of Calm
- Reduced Pain & Anxiety
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Increased Circulation, Stronger Immune System
- Self-Regeneration, Shortened Healing Period
- Balanced Both Hemispheres of the Brain
- Blockages and Toxins removed
- Soothed, Purified and Harmonised Emotions and Feelings
- Increased Vital Energy Flow, Creativity, Intuition and Motivation