Sunday 6th of November – 5.30 to 6.30 pm (please arrive a few minutes earlier to get ready as we will start on time). Cost £10. Contact Pure Yoga to book your spot: email [email protected], phone 07909 144 414
Gong Bath Meditation is a practice that aids healing by synchronising our brain and restoring balance & harmony in our human system.
No, water is not involved in a Gong Bath Meditation.
Instead, you are bathed in the sounds and vibrations of gongs, & crystal bowls. It is a sound bath that creates profound relaxation.
Gong Bath Meditations alter brain wave patterns from the Beta (waking state) to Theta & Delta (meditative) states. Science teaches that meditative brain frequencies enable us to access our deeper subconscious and superconscious, which are key states for healing.
Sound healing is not a new fad. The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Based on ancient wisdom, gongs vibrate at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself.
These ideas might sound kind of “woo-woo”, but Sound Energy Healing is a physical phenomenon based on universal physical and biological principles called Sonic entrainment, where rhythmic vibrations of similar frequencies resonate in unison.
The universal principles of sound mean you do not have to believe in Sound Energy Healing or understand it, to benefit from sessions. However, you might be like many people, and want to know what proof exists for energy healing.
Okay, here comes a little Science lesson.
The sounds during a gong bath can be used to rebalance our human system. There is a profound effect on our cardiovascular, autonomic, endocrine and immune systems. It is an excellent therapy for stress-related issues, such as depression and anxiety.
What to expect in Group Session:
Ideally you will experience the gong bath lying comfortably on your back. You will need to bring along a blanket and a pillow.
All you have to do is lie comfortably and close your eyes and relax. I then begin by playing the gongs very softly, increasing the volume as the session progresses (the volume never gets unbearable as I am playing therapeutically). I change the playing technique frequently so there is no fixed rhythm which results in the brain not being able to follow and entrainment takes place. Entrainment is the changing of brainwave frequencies.
After a continuous 40 minutes of gong playing, I start to wind down and play very gently for five minutes fading away to nothing. I then spend a little time talking you back to awareness.
The gong is an amazing and powerful instrument for healing work; I recommend that you take it easy for the rest of the day to allow the treatment to continue to do its work. I also advise that you drink plenty of water.
Order of the session for group meditations:
Light introduction of what to expect.
Setting the intention or creative visualisation
Difference between stress and relaxation short set of exercises to help you relax ready
Sound bath with gongs
Gentle return to full awareness
Chat share experiences Q&A session.
Out of respect to all participants and due to the sensitive nature of the work, DOORS CLOSE once a sessions has started there will be no admission:
If you would like to reserve a place, please purchase your ticket early. Gong bath sessions are very popular. We would like to fit everybody in but tickets will be limited to space so we ensure that everybody has enough space to be comfortable and also so that everybody can be looked after.
A few things to bring with you:
• A yoga mat to lie on and a blanket as some people might get a bit chilly during the session (we do provide them but feel free to bring your own!)
• Please try to be on time so we hope you can be there for the whole session and share this experience together.
• Please bring with you….your honesty, your compassion, your courage and your fears, your dreams and your doubts, your joy and your tears, your sense of humour, your voice if you want, and your unique self.