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What Is a Sound Bath? What Benefits It Brings?

by VaiVai Editor • 16 Apr 2020

Much like meditating, attending a sound bath can lead to reduced stress and deep relaxation. 

Many strategies can help reduce stress, from meditation to guided imagery. One of the most uncomplicated and most pleasurable is to take a bath — a sound bath, that is.

Though many people have only recently heard of sound baths, the use of music for healing is nothing new. From Tibetan singing bowls to Aboriginal didgeridoos, music has been used for its therapeutic effects for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks utilized sound vibration to aid in digestion, treat mental disturbance, and induce sleep, and even Aristotle's De Anima detailed how to flute music could purify the soul.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF SOUND BATHS

HEALS YOUR BODY BY REDUCING STRESS AND ANXIETY

The sounds created by the particular instruments used during a sound bath are meant to activate the alpha and theta brain waves, which are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states. When one can access these brain states, it develops a more conducive space for healing the body, heart, and respiratory rate.

IMPACT THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM AND DECREASE BLOOD PRESSURE

One previous research, Landry, J.M., studied how Himalayan singing bowls, which use similar healing vibrations used in modern sound baths, in meditation practices could enhance specific physiological and psychological effects. This study measured blood pressure and heart rate before and after exposure to a Himalayan singing bowl meditation session and found that exposure enhanced both blood pressure and heart rate responses.

 ALLOWS YOU TO OPEN UP AND RECONNECT WITH ONE'S SELF

Since this is a deep form of meditation, sound baths can allow one to reset their body completely and then reconnect with their intentions. Much like regular meditation, sound baths have similar benefits of allowing one to free their mind of daily thoughts and nerves while also restoring their body and stimulating their intention to take on the next day. The healing sound instruments produce vibrations that help to promote not only the expansion of your consciousness but also your inner peace.


   



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