A Sound Bath is a popular mode of self-care these days because it is deeply relaxing, rejuvenating and meditative at the same time. The practice of sound bathing is passive. Participants simply lie down on their back to “bathe” in a healing mix of vibro-acoustic sound. Once immersed in these rich healing sounds, it is easy to let go of worries and dive deep into a place of pure relaxation and bliss. This feeling of sweet serenity and well-being can last for many hours or even days afterwards.
The combination of frequencies brought on by healing instruments such as singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, drums, gongs and the human voice work together to entrain the brain and body to a calm and meditative state. Vibrations help to remove any discordant or incoherent energy in the body or auric field thus bringing one into a state of harmony and balance. Negative thought patterns melt away as the sounds bring the mind to a meditative still-point. This is perfect for those who find traditional forms of meditation both uncomfortable and challenging. A Sound Bath is a perfect remedy for when life feels particularly stressful or for when you simply want to indulge in the act of self-care.
There are quite a few options for trying a sound bath in Los Angeles.
The Sound Code offers affordable sound bath events and individualized sound bath experiences at this time.
Years ago, I tended to blame others or outside circumstances for the bulk of my problems. Thoughts like, “if only he loved me” or “if only I got that specialized degree … things would surely be better”. The fact of the matter is that incessant negative thinking only drove me deeper into a low frequency energy state where I could only imagine the proverbial glass as being half full.
It wasn’t until years later that I discovered many miracles can occur when one shifts energetically to a higher frequency state of being. I’m not talking about simple positive thinking or gratitude lists here. I am talking about a shift that goes beyond the intellect. A shift that runs deep – on the cellular, subconscious and soul levels. Enter the power of sound and vibrational healing.
If you aren’t happy with the results that your current thoughts, emotions and body are stuck in then you may want to take action in shifting your resonant operating frequency (ROF): the frequency your body and mind are operating in most often. Stress, illness, toxic thoughts or prior substance abuse negatively alter ROF leaving one to feel less than ok. According to Cymatic therapy expert, Chris Gibbs, symptoms such as pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and lack of mental focus are just some of the health issues that result from lowered ROF.
Sound and vibrational sessions entrain the mind and body to healthier resonant frequency states. A healing shift can occur when sound is coupled with focused intention during a deeply relaxed state. It is common to experience a lightness of being that comes with an expansion in consciousness. Motivation and overall wellness are added bonuses. It is healing that runs deep – on the cellular, subconscious and soul levels. This is the power of sound.
An experienced sound or Cymatic practitioner will tailor sessions to address your particular emotional and/or physical pain cycle. They will also provide you with new thought ancient wisdom tools to help sustain the frequency shift going forward. Sharada LaSpisa is a certified Cymatic practitioner, Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor and Sounder.
Gibbs, Chris. Cymatherapy: A Practical Guide for Everyone.Rothersthorpe:Paragon Publishing,2010.