Showing posts with label Sound Bath. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

What is Sound Bath

Understand what is sound baths and although it is fun and refreshing but it is not a form of entertainment.

Sound bath practitioners are not necessary musicians or music performers, although they play many instrument from standard musical instrument to non-standard like singing bowls. They use various instruments as tools to facilitate a shift in the participant's consciousness. They strip away the structural elements of music like rhythm and arrangement. When instruments are played in an harmonized way, the result is a slowdown of your brainwaves, shifting from a more active state "beta" to a more relaxed dreamlike state "alpha". This experience doesn't requires your attention and observation like you are in a concert. A sound bath strips away the condensed structural elements that music has such as rhythm, arrangement, and performance. It's not about analyzing any these elements; it’s a facilitation into a deeper state and an opportunity to unplug from this hyperactive reality to gain perspective with what's going on within you. And if you enter a sound bath with the intent of analyzing what instruments are creating the sounds, it could ultimately take longer for you to settle into that relaxed state. Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros, medicine melodies, of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras' use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.

How does sound healing work?

Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur). This same concept is utilized in meditation by regulating the breath, but with sound it's the frequency that is the agent which influences the shift.

Everyone may reacts differently to the sound and vibration.

Our body, mind, and spirit hold the energetic imprints of all of our experiences, and sound vibrations have a way of shaking things up. This may bring up some stored emotions sometimes, it may take us to wonderland and feel we lost ourselves in waves. It sometimes could be unease because of energies and emotional memories we hold in our body. You just need to let yourself relax and close your eyes, be preset and listen to sounds. And if you start feeling uncomfortable because of feeling too open in a new environment with others or any memory or feelings may came to you, it is very helpful to just calm yourself down and tell yourself it is fine and relax, start breathing take a deep inhales and deep exhales and keep your arms open focus on your breathing and the sound it will lead you to higher relaxation and releasing tensions and worries.

Take the time to find a great sound bath.

This experience can be very powerful, so you should make sure that any facilitator you visit has studied sound healing. Even though some musicians might have the best intentions when they use phrases like "sound healing" or "sound bath" to promote their events, it's extremely important to understand that facilitating a sound bath should not be about an individual's desire to express themselves to an audience, It is about serving the community, while enjoying the playing the instrument and both guiding the participants by sound and let the energy lead them. To feel and able to follow intuitions play and movements is one of the most important keys that I can personally point it out.
At the end of this article you will find a reference to an event by "Be The Change Energy Center" from my personal experience I recommend if you had a chance to experience sound bath anywhere else or not this is a good place to start or embrace your experience.  

You don't need to know how to meditate before you go to a sound bath.

What's so amazing about sound baths is that even first-timers and people who haven't done meditation or think they don't know how to do or what to do while they are relaxing in sound bath session, they can accrue their benefits while the sound and vibration guides your brain and energy body to follow through and get to meditative state of mind. After all, everyone has a relationship with sound. Sound has a direct impact on our whole being. Also good to mention, sound baths don't require much discipline that some form of meditation may have. You don't need to be a well-practiced yogi or self-care practitioner in order to have a profound and positive experience with sound. In fact, a sound bath can serve as a gateway to these practiced by introducing you to what it feels like when calmness enters the mind.
 Oceans of Sound - Sound Bath JUN 9 2017