Decompress by bathing in sound vibrations through the meditative experience of sound baths. Intrigued? The intention of sound baths is to help balance the energy in your body through a deeply immersive full body listening experience. Sound is used to invite gentle yet powerfully therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body.
Research into the direct benefits of sound baths is limited, but there have been studies that indicate a sound bath may improve your mood and release tension in your body.
Sound baths aren’t a replacement for proven treatments, but they can be considered a low-risk complement to any other methods you’ve been exploring with your doctor.
What is a sound bath?
The sound bath experience entails lying down or being seated in a comfortable position and listening to a guided focus on breath and then sound. They’re great for beginners because they’re accessible, affordable, and easy to participate in.
Sound baths are relaxing as participants listen to soothing music, healing vibrations, and/or nature sounds. The sound waves are created by a number of instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks or voice.
What are the benefits?
It is believed that the sound waves reduce stress, help sleep induction, relaxes the muscles, enhances creativity and spiritual development. After a sound bath you may feel refreshed, with worries released and mind calm. This type of meditation experience helps reduce negative emotions, like anger and frustration. Due to the nature of a sound bath, the deep relaxation achieved can lead to better sleep, reduced stress and anxiety levels, and improved mood. They can be particularly helpful for those with insomnia. The brainwaves go into a state of alpha relaxation which makes it more likely to fall asleep and stay asleep. A relaxed brain state is associated with the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and sleep.
How often are Sound Baths necessary for benefits?
It differs for every person. A daily sound bath will benefit some people, whilst twice a week may be enough for others. It’s worth noting that you need to do what’s right for your body and circumstances.
If you’re up for a new calming experience to achieve a relaxed state and better sleep, maybe sound baths are for you! Adding a sound bath to your bedtime routine can help deepen sleep so you can wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated every day.