Sound vibrations have the power to produce profound effects on the human being, both physically and psychically. There are studies that support this statement from modern science, but the power of sound has been recognized since ancient times by different civilizations, which use instruments (such as Tibetan bowls, for example) to induce meditative states and promote healing of the body. and mind.
A powerful form of therapy through sound is the Gong Baths. Our guest author, Ariel Honigman, invites you to discover what a gong session consists of, and how it can help you relax deeply, listen to your body, unblock your emotions, and much more. Let’s dive into the sound!
The power of Gong Bath
In the eastern globe, historically gongs were only reserved for royalty and aristocracy, but sound healing around the world has been around for thousands of years. Aboriginal people in Australia have been using the didgeridoo as a sound healing tool for centuries. Broken bones, muscle injuries and disease were healed with this vibrational resonance instrument based primarily on the intention of the healer and the patient.
Gongs are very powerful. The Ancients said that if you joined gong therapy for ten consecutive days, it would cure you of anything. The current opinion of the scientific community is that the use of sound is a valuable tool in the treatment of many conditions, ailments and diseases.
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When the Gong Grandmaster Don Conreaux was here in the country, he also mentioned this in one of his talks: “The power of sound and, in particular, of Gongs is a new concept in the west, but we are slowly beginning to understand how it can help us, bring us a series of very notable benefits in terms of health care. ” A gong bath works with a sound that gently floods us and creates resonance throughout the body, mind and soul.
The more I discover about myself and holistic therapies, the more I find the understanding that we are part of nature , we are that. That is why crystal therapies, sound, breathing, food. We are Nature before anything else and after everything. The ancient communities most connected with nature had it that clear and installed in their routines.
̈In the beginning was the word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Gospel of Saint John, Cap. 1, vers. 1.
Many spiritual traditions speak of sound as the formative force of creation . Our biology hasn’t changed much in the last two thousand years, but technology, social norms, lifestyles, and beliefs have.
I feel that in the western world we have forgotten how to get in tune with our bodies, listen to what they tell us and the wisdom that life does not only have to be stressful and full of things, but that many times returning to the essence is the answer to our questions. And the healing of physical and emotional anguish or pain happens there, by listening to our body.
How a gong bath can help you?
The power of the gongs helps us easily access the act of not doing, but listening. Many times, this meditation is something that we find difficult and it generates a feeling of aversion, of having to fight to control our thoughts. For example, not being able to get out of your thoughts and mind chatter. Sometimes this is not easy.
When you attend a gong bath, you will see and feel how easy this type of meditation is, as the tones transport you to wherever you need to be, without judgment or internal criticism. You can immerse yourself in a state of relaxation without so much effort.
It is deeply rejuvenating for our bodies and it can be very transformative and help you unblock even many emotions stuck in the unconscious.
How does a gong bath work?
Everything you see around you is vibrating at a frequency, whether we hear it or not (yes, Wi-Fi and all those devices we use, also emit a frequency). Sound frequencies can affect us at the cellular level, influence how we feel and how we function.
Healing practices such as gong baths use sound and vibrational frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace and well-being which contributes to improved health.
Essentially you enter a deep state of meditation and relaxation. Then the real work begins as you immerse yourself in the soft and pleasant sound waves. During the session, many people fall asleep, snore and wake up feeling that they have slept 8 hours.
To increase the healing effectiveness of a gong bath, all you need to add is an intention before the session. Adding good intentions to your daily life is a healthy way of thinking. Even if you don’t believe in such things, just give it a try and the results may surprise you.
Once you start to open up to this way of thinking and visualize a positive result for anything in your life (before a gong session you can visualize the overcoming of a health, physical or emotional problem, for example) the success of the result it intensifies because the energy of intention is a powerful aid . And this based on what we have been talking about that the whole world is vibration ; the thoughts and the intention are also. Give it a try!
What is a gong bath like?
In a typical gong bath, we do some relaxation exercises to warm up, which may or may not be physical. Then you lie on the mat with a pillow and a blanket, close your eyes and only listen to the sound of the gongs that cover you.
In a maximum of 20 minutes, your brain changes to state and your body relaxes. Your body will do what it needs, from sleeping to visualizing. When the session ends, which is normally 45 minutes, it helps to gently wake up your body and regain energy.
Sometimes you feel like 2 minutes have passed; others, that thousands of hours passed. In any case you feel good. It is a detox through sound, as the sound will last for three days in your system. Afterwards, drinking lots of water is suggested and most people usually experience a happy murmur for days.
Some people may even notice emotions that surface. I have seen people who have had serious injuries no longer feel post gong pain. You may find that even your life purpose has become clear to you. The power of the Gong is incredible!