GONG & SOUND MEDITATION
A space to connect
WHY A GONG?
Gongs have been played in ceremonies, during meditation and prayer since the Bronze Age (4000BC) to unify civilisations across countries such as Vietnam, China, Burma, Java, Indonesia and Turkey. They are a healing instrument and are said to be the primal sound of OM (the Universal source).
WHAT IS A GONG BATH?
A gong bath or gong meditation is when a person is bathed and passively receives the sound vibrations of the gong. It is a type of sound therapy bringing a deep meditative, relaxed state (hypnogogic) which modifies the brainwave frequencies. The sound can be relaxing, balancing, rejuvenating or even energising depending on the gong that is played in ceremony. Gong baths test your resistance to letting go and surrendering to the present moment.
SOUND MEDITATION BENEFITS
A gong bath or sound bath ceremony gives the bather the space and time to relax, unwind and re-connect with the Self, giving the body a chance to let go of stress, anxiety and tension.
When the body and brain is relaxed, the glandular and nervous systems can re-balance and the body begins to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). When stimulated, the PNS conserves energy as it slows the heart rate and increases intestinal, digestive and gland activity.