There is nothing quite like a sound bath! The positive effects of regular meditation and quietening the mind are very well researched and documented – but many people find it difficult to switch off the mental mind chatter. Sound Baths help though who struggle to meditate by giving the mind something to do while the body relaxes.
Sound meditation uses vibrational healing methods to improve your health and well-being. The frequencies and vibrations permeate and activate every cell and fibre of your body, creating a deep sense of relaxation and calmness.
History of the Sound Bath
Though many people have only recently heard of sound baths, the use of music for healing is nothing new. From Tibetan singing bowls to Aboriginal didgeridoos, music has been used for its therapeutic effects for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks used sound vibration to aid digestion, treat mental disturbance, and induce sleep, and even Aristotle’s De Anima detailed how flute music could purify the soul.
Then, at end of the 19th century, researchers began to focus on proving the correlation between sound and healing. These studies proved that music could lower blood pressure, decrease pulse rate and assists the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for digestion and some metabolic processes.
By using particular combinations of rhythms and frequencies, it is possible to shift our normal beta state (alert, concentrating, reacting) to an alpha (creative, relaxed), and even theta (meditative state) and delta (deep sleep; where restoring and healing can occur.)
Benefits of a Sound Bath
Our sound bath meditation will offer you the space and sounds for you to relax at a profound level. This will allow your body to find its natural balance while creating space for insights and self-healing.
Using a wide variety of ancient sound healing instruments including a Gong, Tibetan bowls, Crystal Bowl, Shamanic drum, Ocean Drum, Koshi Winchimes, Tibetan Bells, Rain sticks, Tuning Forks, Healing Chimes, Tubular chimes, a variety of percussion instruments and more you will be immersed in beautiful sounds that are healing to your body, mind and soul, leaving you grounded, centred and deeply relaxed.
If you’ve never tried a sound bath before you are missing a treat. When attending a Sound Bath, you simply lie back and relax, fully clothed with a blanket over you either on a comfortable mat on the floor or sitting on a chair, letting the sounds ‘bathe’ your whole body, promoting a deep sense of well being and inner peace. As you relax and allow the sounds to whisk you away into another dimension you will be able to leave the preoccupation of daily life and instead live calmly in your own mind.
This is a time to relax, reflect, reconnect and replenish. You will enter a world of vibration, frequency, sensation and experience. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of the mind, body and spirit. Some people experience emotional healing others great insights into their lives. You will feel truly, vibrantly alive. The more fully you are able to let go and surrender to the sounds the better your experience will be.
Word of warning!…….Once you’ve had your first Sound Bath you’ll want more!
Venue – Mandara, 136 Vaughan Road, West Harrow, HA1 4ED – www.mandaracrystals.com
- Open to anyone
- Suitable for beginners
- No previous knowledge required
- Small class guaranteed
You may lie down during the meditation -however, you may sit on a chair if you prefer. If so, please advise in advance. Mats will be provided, however please bring with you a blanket and pillows to enhance your comfort whilst lying down.
- not suitable for ladies in the first trimester of pregnancy
- people with pace makers or other implants
- those suffering from serious heart conditions
- acute or serious mental health problems
- or those who may suffer from sound induced epilepsy
Please let us know of any other health concerns we need to know about. In addition, It is advisable not to have heavy meals or alcohol beforehand.
Drink plenty of water for next 24-48 hours to help facilitate further healing to take place and to keep hydrated.