Let Loose this Weekend… with Sound Healing
It wasn’t long ago that bar hopping and clubbing were the only options for a Saturday night out but these days it isn’t uncommon to be invited to a nice bath instead. And no, it’s not what you’re thinking…You’ll be fully clothed, bathing in healing and luxurious waves of sound in lieu of water but you’ll be left feeling just as cleansed if not cleaner afterwards. If you haven’t been to a sound bath yet, you’re in for quite the blissful and inspiring ride.
Making unhealthy choices doesn’t have to be the weekend norm, you can still feel good if not better without destroying your body. Try swapping your cold beer for a warm blanket and get real cozy for a journey with sound that will no doubt expand your consciousness!
What is a Sound Bath?
A Sound Bath is an acoustic sound healing journey that relaxes the body, clears the subconscious, calms the mind, and activates your body’s natural healing systems. Using a wide variety of ancient sound healing instruments, including gongs, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, chimes, tuning forks and even the human voice to create an experience that vibrates and activates every cell in your body leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Who should try a Sound Bath?
Anyone that is looking to reap the benefits of entering a deep meditative state through sound. The level of relaxation you reach is beneficial in numerous ways if you feel you could use any of the following then a sound bath is definitely for you!
Sound Healing can unblock trapped emotions. Sometimes when we have a powerful emotional response to something we don’t know how to handle it, we suppress it. Those suppressed emotions don’t go away, they become buried into your subconscious and weigh you down on a daily basis without you even knowing it. When we are able to deeply relax and get out of our bodies and minds, those emotions may be set free, that is why it is not out of the ordinary to see someone crying during a sound bath. The sound healing instruments are great tools to assist you in reaching that place if you so desire, so you can let go of what no longer serves you.
The deep relaxation sound healing promotes also has the ability to relieve stress and anxiety. When you enter the almost hypnotic, trance state that sound healing induces, your breath deepens and your thoughts slow down. Most stress and anxiety is created by our mind and racing thoughts, if you can find a way to enter the present moment, that restless feeling starts to diminish and healing with sound is a super effective way to get there.
In that state you can achieve a deep sense of clarity as well, many participants have had profound realizations or epiphanies during a sound bath. They feel that their mind clears and answers just come to them.
Another benefit is the increased ability to concentrate, it’s as if the sound healing gives you a boost in focus and all distractions start to fade away. If you start to participate in sound baths regularly you may notice a great increase in your productivity like so many others have.
Sound healing has also been known to be a great remedy for depression. During the journey it is common to experience feelings of euphoria and bliss that you take away with you. Being in such a relaxed state can give you a glimpse into how joyful life can be and allow you to strive to feel that way more often. With that intention, it is natural to find other solutions to create more joy in your life and sound healing is definitely a catalyst for that.
There are so many reasons to try sound healing and regardless of what yours might be, I think you’ll be surprised at how many more and unexpected ways your life starts to improve after practicing this ritual.
Personally after a few sessions I found that I was operating from a more open and present state. Challenges didn’t seem as scary and solutions came to me with ease. I think we all have something inside of us that could use a little healing, sometimes it’s things we aren’t even aware of, but if you are open to bettering yourself, expanding your consciousness and feeling a little bit lighter, then sound healing may just be the best new ingredient to your weekend wellness cocktail!