What is a Soundbath?
A soundbath at The Soundbath Center has been described as “a concert for the soul.” It is an experience in which gongs and singing bowls are played in a way to promote a more relaxed mind and nervous system. In a well played soundbath, the sounds guide listeners on a journey of self discovery and inner exploration, promotes deep relaxation and peace, expansion of consciousness, and helps to open the body’s entire energetic system.
At The Soundbath Center we use a combination of up to 13 gongs and 12 crystal singing bowls for our basic soundbath experience (called “GongPlay” Soundbath). When the practitioner is skilled in combining the sounds, the greater amount of gongs and bowls is very effective in relaxing the mind and body, and helping one to feel a greater sense of overall health and wellbeing.
What do I do during a Soundbath?
During a soundbath participants relax in a comfortable position, usually laying on their backs, and simply listen and stay present with the sounds what they are experiencing. Each soundbath experience is unique – sometimes more physical sensations are felt, other times it feels like an emotional journey, and other times people will see colors, shapes, or images similar to a waking dream. Occasionally the soundbath will activate the higher mind and people will receive creative insights, or work out issues they couldn’t solve prior. Generally, a deep state of relaxation of the body and mind is achieved and most people look and feel brighter and more relaxed after a soundbath.
- Arrive free of cologne, perfume, or strong essential oil scents.
- Do not touch the soundbath instruments (even if you are super curious).
- Arrive at least 5 minutes early so you can be soundbath ready at the scheduled start time.
- Do not talk during the soundbath.
- Do not drink alcohol or use drugs before or during the soundbath.