What happens in a group sound bath and what are the benefits?
Sound and Vibration Therapy can be experienced in different manners. There are private sessions, group sessions and sometimes couple sessions. I will be speaking about a group sound bath for this blog post.
Sound baths are a group experience where sound washes over and through the body while lying on a yoga mat or blanket. Their head is usually lying towards the singing bowls. If lying down is not comfortable, participants can be in a seated position.
Individual participants are not expected to do anything during a session except clear their mind, relax and enjoy. It's even okay if you fall asleep.
At the Flowering Journey Wellness Studio there are several props to aid in the comfort of each participant. Of course, you can always bring your own mat and props.
When I travel to other places, it's possible participants will be asked to bring a pillow and a blanket.
It is normal for participants body temperature to drop when lying down for an extended period of time. That is why a blanket is a suggested companion.
My singing bowls are from Nepal and made of a special seven metal alloy of gold, silver, iron, mercury, tin, copper, and lead. Each metal represents the seven chakras and is fine tuned to affect an individual chakras.
Individual experiences vary, however, sound and vibration benefits may include one or more of the following:
lower blood pressure
synchronize brain hemispheres
remove mental or emotional blocks
Another way to think about is this: when we are born our bodies are in it's natural state. Over time, life happens...trauma, loss, divorce, questionable eating habits, lack or overactive exercise, etc. Each of these contribute to our body's becoming unbalanced.
Singing bowls allow our body's to move closer to it's natural state. They will provide the sound and vibrations which will most benefit each participant. So even if two or more people are in the same sound bath, it is likely each experience will be unique.
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Sound & Vibration Therapy cannot be accepted as a replacement for any prescribed or necessary medical treatment, it is best used as a complimentary treatment. Sound & Vibration Practitioners are not able to diagnose or medically treat any illness or condition.