The wooden mallet hits the Tibetan bowl or what others refer to as a singing bowl and a relaxing sound, similar to a bell, fills the room. For about an hour, this is what will usher you into a deep state of relaxation. This is what you will experience from a sound healing session.
A sound bath or sound healing through the vibrations from the chosen instruments (bowls, tuning forks, nature sounds, etc) has been used for thousands of years in treating anxiety, alleviating stress, and restoring health.
Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor who wrote the book “The Healing Power of Sound” and in an article by the New York Times said that sound healing is similar to music therapy. He explains, “Music can lower blood pressure, reduce cardiac complications among patients who have recently suffered heart attacks, reduce stress hormones during medical testing and boost natural opiates.”
There is no one that is immune to stress and sound healing can be just what you need to cope with life challenges, improve overall health, or simply recharge.
Why should you try it?
- If you have been wanting to try meditation but seem to have a hard time quieting your mind, sound healing is a good introduction to it.
- Sound healing can release tension in the bodies. Tension that builds up in the body can lead to high-stress levels. We’re all trying to manage the stress in our lives and this method can definitely help and even strengthen your immune system.
- Promotes deeper sleep.
- Heightens state of presence, releases blockages and self-limiting thoughts and behavior
- Allows the body to open up to its fullest healing potential as it activates the parasympathetic nervous system
- Repairs the mind and reduces anxiety
Experience the transformative power of sound healing at the Deep Flow: Yoga Meditation Sound Journey Retreat on March 21-24, 2019 at El Nido, Palawan. Sessions will be led by experienced instructors in the community. Nick Daez will be leading at Kundalini Yoga Healing Circle & Creative Flow Workshop, Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Meg Tarrobago, relaxing Yin Yoga with Essential Oils in an island setting with Monica Manzano and a vigorous Vinyasa Yoga class with Andi Banez. There will also be trips around El Nido’s beautiful beaches and island.
For more details and for bookings, visit www.flowretreats.com.