How can sound benefit our practice, our health & our emotions?

By now, many of us have experienced what is called a “sound bath”. These workshops, classes or sessions usually consist of vibrational instruments such as crystal singing bowls, gongs, rattles, drums, didgeridoo and Tibetan bowls to name a few.

What is the purpose of these instruments and how do they effect our mental, emotional, and physical state? To understand why these instruments are beneficial we must first understand that the body is not just physical, that it is also energetic. The five bodies according to yogic and Ayurvedic traditions are called the Koshas.

Annamaya Kosha - The physical body

Pranamaya Kosha - The Energetic body

Monamaya Kosha - Mental body

Vigyananmaya Kosha - Emotional body

Anandamaya Kosha - Blissfull/Spiritual body

Let’s start with our physical asana practice. When we move through a sequence of poses we are not only working on the physical level, we are also moving the energy that is within the physical and the energy that surrounds the physical body. We can then intensify our practice by adding the sounds and frequencies of these instruments that are tuned to specific hertz. This is the language of the Koshas. So when these instruments are played before, during or after your practice they are aligning your vibrational bodies with frequencies that are harmonious with health, well being and bliss.

Some of the benefits of a sound bath include:

Reduces stress and anxiety

Stimulates immune system

Helps calm over active adrenals

Increases mental and emotional clarity

Sound baths can also be used in a meditation and or relaxed state.

You can book a private sound bath or attend one of our classes or retreats and experience for yourself the joyous benefits.

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