Published on August 31st, 2020 | by Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.0
Sound Bath Experience Brings Health Benefits
by James Angelico
A sound bath is experience where vibrational instruments are used to create sounds that produce frequencies affecting mind and body in beneficial way. These instruments include Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, chimes, gongs, shruti box and the human voice. Recipients lay on mats or sit comfortably with eyes closed. Breathing techniques and sometimes chanting is done to raise the vibration and provide more receptivity, followed by the sound session.
A clinical study in 2013 found that sound baths, or sound therapy, can improve short-term memory, while another study in 2017 reported a decrease in tension, fatigue, anger and depression. During a sound immersion, brainwaves can slow down, shifting from an active to a relaxed state of consciousness.
The goal can be to invite restorative relaxation, while gently inviting self-discovery. Some of the benefits include improved mood, reduced worry and anxiety, enhanced self esteem, less fear and loneliness, increased memory, lower blood pressure, improved immune system and more.
One interesting aspect of this experience is its uniqueness. Each individual perceives the experience in a different way, according to personality, current mood and life experience. Also, each sound bath will have its own signature. A sound bath experience can cleanse the mind and spirit. The healing vibration can help remove blockages, hurts and situations that no longer serve us.