A good gong session often feels like you are floating in outer space, blurring the lines of where you end, and where the vast vast cosmos begins. From the very first strike of the mallet, you feel it - you're in for a ride. It is said that any and all sounds that can possibly exist can be created from the gong.
Within 3-90 seconds the mind realizes that there is no way to organize or predict what its hearing, and you feel as if your mental reset button has been pressed. This happens because the sounds of the gong are not harmonious. The experience tends to take you into a Theta brainwave state, which is like a dream state - things are coming up from the subconscious mind.
One might experience vivid visulizations or emotions similar to a dream, the difference being that the gong is helping to actually clear the subconsious mind. The subconscious mind can eventually “fill up” and begin to spill into the unconscious mind, at which point our work to clear the garbage becomes much more challenging.
A gong meditation, like any meditation, is essentially like taking a mental shower. Just as we clean our bodies to keep them healthy and pleasant, it is neccessary to clean/clear the mind to keep up a state of optimal balance and well-being. The advantage of sound healing meditation is simply that you do not have to do anything but let go and let the gong take you wherever it is you need to go!
A “gong bath” bathes recipients in the sound vibrations helping to alleviate stress while inducing deep relaxation and restoration. Time often goes by very quickly - 45 minutes may feel like only 10 minutes. The experience is different for everyone, everytime.
We'll start with some gentle breathing exercises to help ease
you into a relaxed, restful, & meditative state of mind, then
we'll relax into the sounds of the live gong.
Anyone in need of stress reduction, recovering from trauma, struggling with addictions, insomnia, or nerve damage will greatly benefit from the vibrations of this ancient instrument.
All you will need is your yoga mat, favorite blanket and comfortable clothing.
Dates: Sunday 3/22
Investment: $30 OR Monthly Unlimited Members 25% off
Instructor: SiriAtma Kaur