A group sound bath is a meditative event, intentionally using sound to invite therapeutic or restorative effects. A gentle yet powerful experience for the mind and body.
The experience begins with each person lying down or seated in a comfortable position, often with a blanket. The experience is filled with different sounds and frequencies being introduced in succession. The sounds are created by a variety of overtone-emitting instruments including gongs, cymbals, Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, chimes, and voice.
This experience can be helpful for anyone who wants to access the benefits from meditation or a period of relaxation. A sound bath is an opportunity to explore what a meditative state is and how it feels. The goal of the experience is to invite deep rest, relaxation and to explore self-inquiry and self-discovery. A group sound bath experience is both uniquely personal and collaborative.
Sound can bring balance, relaxation and a sense of wholeness to the body. The sound of harmonic vibrations created by singing bowls, gongs and other overtone-emitting instruments are intended to stimulate the alpha and theta brain waves. These waves are associated with deeply meditative and peaceful states that are highly conducive to healing. Sound can also slow down the heart and respiratory rate, creating a therapeutic effect on the mind and body.