“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan
These twice monthly gong baths are held in two sessions on a Sunday evening. The bath incorporates plantetary gongs, conch shell, bells, singing bowls, rattles, hand drums and the Kalimba (thumb piano).
The best way to describe a gong bath is to imagine your body as a network of energy channels and the different sound qualities travel along these. We all have areas where there are blockages and if these are not dispersed, they could lead to pain, discomfort and in some instances, disease. A regular gong bath is a new rythmn of care for our bodies. It is a time to truly relax and allow the vibrations of the various instruments to align body, mind and spirit.
Sound in motion
Sound therapy is a form of vibrational, energetic and harmonic healing. We are at our best when we are in harmony, resonance and balance. As our hearts beat, our lungs regulate breath, our organs work in mutual support and resonance with each other.
Chinese medicine works on a system of cyclic energy that flows along specific pathways, or points, in the body. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Disease arises when there is imbalance, or disharmony, along the body’s energetic pathways (meridians). As the gongs have various overtones and undertones, they vibrate at different frequencies which can access the different energy flows. Everything around us is in a state of constant vibratory motion, generating sounds both audible and inaudible that can be harnessed to assist the healing process. There has been a great deal of research on the beneficial effects of music for relaxation and stress reduction and the human body is more than 70 percent water—even our bones and marrow are 25 percent water—and because sound travels more than four times faster in water, the body acts as a perfect resonator.
A regular gong bath is a wonderful way to recalibrate and have greater equilibrium in your life. The session is 50 minutes and begins with a short guided meditation while you ae lying down. Mats, blankets and eye masks are provided but bring a cushion for your head if you would like and anything else you need to feel comfortable.
£10/person. Refreshments afterwards.