Group Sessions/Singing Bowl Meditations
Sound therapy is becoming an extremely popular modality among holistic practitioners and healers of all kinds. Whether the modality incorporates Himalayan or crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, gongs, drums or other instruments, a session of sound therapy is becoming more readily available.
One such variation of sound therapy is the group sound therapy session. Labels or names for this kind of event vary across the industry. Some call group sound therapy a “sound bath” or “sound shower”, others simply refer to them as “group sound sessions”. I prefer to call an event such as this a “sound bath meditation”.
A sound bath meditation is an immersion in soothing sounds and vibrations that are relaxing and rejuvenating for your body, mind, and spirit. This can help reduce stress and tension.
So, what happens during this kind of a group session? First, we begin by finding a comfortable position. Many will lay in savasana on a yoga mat with blankets and bolsters supporting them for comfort. We continue by centering our mind, relaxing our body and on occasion setting an intention or goal specific for the session. Then the sound begins! To end the meditation, participants are verbally invited to bring their attention back into their bodies and back into the space. I end the meditations that I lead with the ringing of a bowl or chime three times to signify that the meditation is over.
A sound bath meditation can last anywhere from 30-45 minutes to an hour and a half. Participants generally remark that following a sound bath meditation, they feel relaxed, rejuvenated, calm, clear of mind and energized. Here are some quotes from past participants, “I felt very relaxed and calm through the meditation. I really enjoyed the soft tones that the bowls created. My head is clear and I feel ready to take on the world.” “I feel rested and calm. Thank you for this gentle, restorative experience.”
The instruments used in a Sound Bath Meditation can vary greatly. At 7 Notes Natural Health, Rob uses hand-hammered Himalayan Bronze Singing Bowls, Aluminum Singing Bowls, Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Chimes, Gongs, Drums, Bells, Tingshas, tongue drum, shruti box, and more. The gentle tones from these instruments can impact us very deeply and even affect us on a cellular level. The human body is made up of about 70% water (some experts say even as much as 80%) and vibration travels up to five times more efficiently through liquid. All the participant has to do is to settle in and allow the sounds and vibrations wash over you… and through you.
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