Answers to Everyday Inquiries
What is a Sound Bath?
Sound baths are a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves/vibrations. These vibrations are produced by various sources, including healing instruments that are tuned to specific frequencies that resonate with the body such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself. These vibrations theoretically lead you deeper into a state of relaxation. A sound bath may improve your mood, blood pressure, anxiety, sleep & release tension in your body, among other things.
Sound baths can trigger a phenomenon called “sound healing.” Sound healing has been a home remedy favored by many cultures for thousands of years.
Sound baths aren’t a replacement for your doctor's orders, but they can be considered a low risk complement to any other methods you’ve been exploring.
What is Breath Work?
The basic idea of breath work is to release toxins and stress when you breathe out and nourish your mind and body when you breathe in.
Breath work is a New Age term for various ancient breathing practices in which the conscious control of breathing is said to influence a person's mental, emotional or physical state, with a claimed therapeutic effect. Breath work refers to deep, belly breathing, which research suggests may trigger relaxation responses in the body.
Breath work may:
Balanced blood pressure
More time in deep sleep
Reduction of PTSD and feelings of trauma
Stronger respiratory function
Better immune system
Fewer feelings of depression and anxiety
Better mental focus
Decrease in addictive behaviors
Allowing emotional scars to heal
Better outlook on life
Contentment and joy
Release of stress hormones from your body
Some physical response during breathwork may include:
Tingling in your hands, arms, feet, or legs
Change in vision from lack of oxygen
Ringing in your ears
In rare cases, lack of oxygen to your brain may cause permanent damage.
Is Meditation beneficial?
Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.
People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance.
Meditation is helpful for:
Making you happier
Helps you manage anxiety, stress and depression
You needn’t be a religious person to meditate
Sharpens your memory
Lengthens attention span
Meditation is something everyone can do to improve their mental and emotional health.
You can do it anywhere, without special equipment.