"I felt refreshed and relaxed after the sound bath like I had just experienced a great massage."
Why Sound Baths are so Effective
From Tibetan singing bowls to Aboriginal didgeridoos, music has been used for its therapeutic effects for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks used sound vibration to aid in digestion, treat mental disturbance, and induce sleep, and even Aristotle's De Anima detailed how flute music could purify the soul. The Vedas, the oldest sacred texts, spanning c. 1500 to c. 500–400 BCE, clearly delineate the use of music and sound for maintaining inner balance, healing ailments, and deepening meditation and yogic practices.
By the end of the 19th century, Western researchers began to focus on the connection between sound and healing. It was found that music could lower blood pressure, decrease pulse rate, improve sleep and memory, reduce anxiety, and enhance the parasympathetic nervous system.
Sound Baths use waves of sound vibrations to calm the nervous system and balance the mind and body. During a sound bath session, participants will literally feel sound inside the body. The vibrational effect on the mind and body releases accumulated stress and cultivates a direct experience of core awareness, the place where thoughts originate. Core awareness is the space between thought. As stress is released, a person may feel like laughing, crying, or sleeping. All responses are normal, valid, and healing. Experiencing sound baths can provide profound relaxation as well as deepen meditative practices.
How is LSF Sound Bath Meditation Unique
LSF Sound Bath Meditation combines traditional sound bathing with LSF Nada Meditation, which is absorption in sound and silence. Nada Meditation trains the mind to experience all phenomenon, whether external sound or internal thoughts and feelings, as a vibrational event. Changing our relationship with internal mental activity is extremely helpful for lowering stress and balancing our mind and body. Perceiving all thought and feeling as vibration, just as we do external sounds, reinforces the LSF truism that "you are not your thoughts" and that "everything that exists is transitory except for core awareness."
LSF Sound Bath Meditation: What to Expect
- Receive instruction on relaxing your body through autogenic relaxation in savasana on the floor or in a chair.
- Begin to experience vibrational immersion through hearing specifically chosen sounds such as singing bowls, gongs, chimes, flute, drums, and other instruments, as you comfortably relax your body.
- Begin to notice intentional silences inserted into the sounds.
- Eventually, dwell in complete silence as you experience core awareness permeating inner and outer stillness.
No prior yoga or meditation experience necessary. Mats and blankets will be provided.
Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 PM
July 11th - August 15th
Space is limited
Choose between single sessions or save $ with the six-week package!