Sound Bowl Meditation
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.”
— Hermann Hesse
Sound healing is one of the most ancient and unique rituals in the world. Since the time before written language, it has been used to treat wounds - physical, mental, and spiritual. Unlike the old rituals where priests, invocations, and even sacrifices were involved, modern sound therapy focuses solely on the sounds part of the ritual and can use a wide array of instruments; drums, crystal and metal bowls, flutes, gongs, and many others.
Every cell, organ, and system in the human body has an optimum, healthy frequency or harmonious rate of vibration, also known as resonance. Illness occurs when some part or parts are not vibrating harmoniously with itself or other parts as a whole, known as dissonance. Quartz crystal bowls are tuned to specific vibrational frequencies. The vibrational sounds produced as crystal bowls are played facilitate healing by working to resolve any dissonance in the body and creating harmonious resonance. In other words, the healing benefits of a crystal bowl sound bath occur by modulating the body’s vibrations, moving dissonance towards resonance, bringing any vibrating object to vibrate in harmony with the vibrational sounds of the bowls or to match the rate of vibration of the bowls.
As the electromagnetic waves of energy in the brain begin to modulate to the sound frequencies of the crystal bowls, they have been shown to down shift from our more active beta waves to the calmer alpha waves. With more exposure, even the alpha waves move into the more meditative theta wave state, perhaps even dipping into the deep sleep delta wave state. It is in these slower brain wave states where deep healing is available.
Crystal Bowl Sound Bath Meditation Sessions
A sound bath is basically a form of meditation that utilizes ambient sounds to reduce the grip and pace of our thoughts, inviting a state of peace of mind and relaxation in the body
The Practitioner, trained in sound bath musical techniques, will use various sizes of crystal and metal bowls to create soothing, overlapping vibrations. They will also talk during the session, similar to a guided meditation, and may instruct participants in breathwork as well. Participants will start in a seated position and then move to a lying position for most of the session.
Although this is a form of meditation, there is no experience in the practice of meditation required in order to participate.
The Benefits of
Sound Bowl Meditation
Lowering stress and anxiety
Improving mood and well-being
Heightening focus and energy
A feeling of rejuvenation
What To Do/Bring
to a Sound Bath Session
Dress comfortably for sitting/lying down
Bring your favourite pillow and a blanket - you won’t be moving, so you might get cold (If you fall asleep, it's all good. That just means you nailed the relaxation part!)
Bottle of water
Jessica Di Natale
“Meditation takes us from survival to creation; from separation to connection; from imbalance to balance; from emergency mode to growth-and-repair mode; and from the limiting emotions of fear, anger, and sadness to the expansive emotions of joy, freedom, and love.” Joe Dispenza
I have discovered that one of the major components to meditation is being moved by the music and sounds. The first sound bath I attended, I was in awe of how the deep vibrating sounds carried me away into a blissful state. By the end of the class I knew I would be buying my own set of bowls and sharing this feeling with others. I often hear from others that they would like to meditate but find it hard to quiet their mind. The beauty of the crystal bowls is that they easily pull you into that deep meditative space, allowing your mind and body to relax so healing can occur. I look forward to sharing this beautiful experience with you.