Tel: (01752) 706552
Let us bathe you in the magical sounds of our amazing 38” Paiste Symphonic Gong
and our beautiful wind gongs and Tibetan singing bowls to release the cares
of the world and bring you into a state of harmony, deep calm and peace.
Friday 21st September 2018 7.15 for 7.30pm £10
Plymouth Unitarian Church, Notte St. PL1 2HG
What to expect from a Sacred Gong Bath
During a session you sit, or lie down* and allow the vibrations of the gongs and singing bowls to “wash over" you. (*bring something to lie on). Wear warm clothing during the winter months. All one needs to do is let the entire body, including the mind, relax and allow the healing sounds to penetrate and harmonize the body and still the mind.
At first, you hear soft delicate voices echoing from the gongs and as you listen carefully, you become aware of the many tones within one sound. Sounds of varying frequencies are created that wash over, around & through you much as you would imagine the waves of the ocean, or even the whole universe, ebbing and flowing. The gong is a beautiful reinforced vibration of the sound of Creativity itself.
The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Based on ancient wisdom, the gongs vibrate at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The sounds and vibrations of the gong create deep relaxation and a state of meditation by altering the brain waves from a Beta (waking state) to Theta and Delta (deep meditation). These are the frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind and intuition. Science teaches that during these brain frequencies we access our deeper subconscious and super conscious mind, and they are key states for healing. It is possible, in other words, to foster healing within ourselves by altering our mental and emotional experience.
Smiths travelling with monks across Tibet made singing bowls from copper and tin supplemented by local metals including gold, silver, mercury, iron and lead. Each bowl has a unique sound depending on its make up, size, shape and thickness. To many, all of life is sacred and when an item is made it is blessed and offered up so that spirit may enter. This way cooking or drinking utensils become as sacred as those used in ceremonies.
Singing bowls can also be seen as the union of male and female principles. The bowl as mother earth and the beater as the creative expression. To create sound you need both coming together. When this happens it produces a long, female, and a short, male sound. As the sound continues the two principles join together.