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So what exactly is a Gong Bath (no water involved!)

Updated: Jul 2

You may have seen me advertise my Yin Yoga and Gong Bath workshops. In these session we enjoy 2 hours of floor based, opening and releasing Yin Yoga (read more about Yin Yoga in this other Blog Post) and then ease into meditation and Gong bath… for an amazing session to leave you feeling calm, open and blissful. But what exactly is a gong bath and what can you expect?

Gongs…I’ve had a few… including an incredible ‘all night gong’ (couldn’t resist a quick Lionel Richie reference there… ) where I slept and let the gongs do their work. I know its an unknown and may sound a bit wacky but let me assure you, there are so many benefits.

The Gongs are circular shaped metal discs which are an ancient tool for relaxation and healing developed originally in the East. Gongs are played with mallets by skilled healers and each gong is attuned to a different healing vibrational frequency - often to a planet or other celestial being. Each one has a different affect and can feel different to the person depending on their state of mind, the room and the skill of the player/healer.

There’s tons of evidence about the healing capacity of the gongs and sound therapy and I personally have had some amazing experiences. I’m not going to divulge more as its important we all have our own experiences, but sound healing can ‘shift’ stuck stuff so its not all roses and relaxation.. it can be quite challenging at times, but deeply restorative and healing.

The vibrations produced in a gong bath help to “tune” your body and therefore aid in restoring harmony and resonance throughout. ... The sound of a gong helps the brain reach deep relaxation – specifically the delta and theta brain wave states, which are the slowest brain waves in humans.

All we have to do is lie down (or sit) and let the gongs do the work. It even works if we fall asleep as it works on a brainwave and cellular level. So give it a try!

What to bring along

  • An open mind - whatever happens or doesn’t it’s all good

  • Layers of clothes and a blanket to keep cosy

  • Whatever you need to be comfy lying down on the floor for an hour or so - I like extra cushions under my back and neck - you can even sit up on a chair

  • Thats it! oh maybe something like an eye pillow to make it darker..

Still not sure? Contact me to discuss! And if you only want to do the Yin or the Gong Bath - again contact me.

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Om Shanti Shanti Om

Love as always Lisa :-) xx

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That was a fantastic post! A sound bath is a type of listening meditation. Sound baths are musical performances that are therapeutic and performed by experienced sound healers. Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, biosonic tuning forks and shamanic drumming are some of the instruments used. Participants lie down on mats on the floor in savasana (corpse posture) and let the sound waves wash over them. If anybody is interested in reading more, there is an excellent article here -

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