Did you know that the power of sound and vibration has been utilised for millennia by yogis, healers, and wellness professionals to promote relaxation, meditation and to shift the body into a state ready for healing?
Even though you may have only recently heard of this specific style of meditation, it is certainly not a new technique. Since the dawn of time, numerous groups, including Australian aboriginals and Tibetan monks, have utilised sound's therapeutic properties. Now, we are harnessing these techniques in the current day to explore new ways of meditation and healing.
What is sound Meditation
Sound meditation is a sort of focused awareness meditation that makes use of sound to enhance relaxation of the body, mind, and spirit. Often referred to as a "sound bath," sound meditation is becoming a more common type of sound meditation, which harnesses the sound and vibrations from instruments such as bells, gongs, chimes, Tibetan singing bowls, and many others to help you into a state of deep relaxation.
In these sessions, a sound “master” will perform a variety of musical instruments during a sound meditation to create a live atmosphere for you to unwind and meditate to. During these meditations, you will be guided into harnessing sound to help you focus and enter a profound state of meditation.
How does it work?
Our bodies' natural vibrations are tapped into by these live sounds, putting us into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. In this condition, our body stops producing cortisol, our stress hormone, giving the body and mind time to recover.
According to a recent study in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, adults who engage in hour-long sound meditations experience less stress, rage, and anxiety while also feeling more spiritually at peace.
What to expect
The effects of sound meditation on individuals might be very different. While many people report feeling intense serenity and relaxation, for some it may be an emotional trip. Some people claim to have had out-of-body experiences, while others say they had profoundly spiritual encounters or simply relaxed and dozed off. A lot of people come into a session with a question or an idea they've been considering and find clarity.
Think of a sound bath as a piece of music, in the way that music might affect a person differently, so too will each sound bath.
Experience your own sound bath
Did you know that you can experience your very own sound healing experience at The Sandalwood Shop in our enlightening cone meditation space?
Here you can experience an unforgettable 1-hour session which combines the vibrational harmonic tones of the Gong, with the calming aroma of sandalwood oil in a sixteen-sided cone featuring celestial skies. As your mind relaxes into deep peace, the cells of your body are gently massaged by the Gong's resonance, helping to release old tensions and stress, producing a positive effect on many different levels. A truly unique experience which will leave you completely relaxed and rejuvenated.
Bookings are essential and can be made via our online booking system or by calling (08) 9845 6817.