Sound Bath Meditations Sound Bath Meditations are a combination of restorative yoga, mindfulness meditation and a sacred sound concert. “They are deeply-immersive, full-body listening experiences that intentionally use sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body. (Auster, 2020).” The experience begins by lying down (think Savasana), often with a blanket and an eye pillow. After a few moments of breathing and balancing with tuning forks, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds and frequencies introduced therapeutically in succession. The sounds are created by a variety of overtone-emitting instruments including Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, harmonium, crystal singing bowl, chimes, rain-sticks, rattles, shakers and the human voice.The sounds introduced during a Sound Bath are an invitation into a deeper state of consciousness, an opportunity to unplug from external stimuli and to gain perspective on what’s going on within you. The goal of the experience is to invite deep rest and relaxation, enhance creativity, reduce stress/anxiety, help with insomnia and explore self-inquiry and self-discovery.
Practicing Sound Meditation Weekly can have deep healing and restorative effects. A recent study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that weekly hour-long sound meditations help to reduce tension, anger, anxiety, and increase spiritual well-being in adults.
Sound For Educators & Students
In Person Sound Meditation @ Greenwich Country Day School - April 16, 2021 (Excerpt)
We have recently held Sound Bath Meditations for the Staff & Students @ The American School in London, Greenwich Country Day School CT, Bard High School Early College NYC, Western Connecticut State University
The Sound Meditation Program at The American School in London