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.