Sun, Jan 29|
Simply Bliss Sound Meditation
Relax & Unwind
Time & Location
Jan 29, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
Simply Rooted, 1419 Yuba St, Redding, CA 96001, USA
About the Event
Join Monette for a blissful hour of sound healing.
Wear something comfortable, bring your coziest blankets and pillow/s... relax and unwind with us.
This year Monette will be leading 4 quarterly themed soundbaths:
1/29 - Awaken
4/30 - Life
7/30 - Rest
10/29 - Honor
How to Experience Sound Bath Healing
Step 1: Get Comfortable
In order to prepare for your sound bath, the first thing you need to do is wear comfortable clothing, bring your coziest blankets and pillow/s... relax and unwind with us and get comfortable. You can lay down on the ground on a blanket or on our provided yoga mat.
Step 2: Immerse Yourself in Sound
Relax, and enjoy the sounds, as Monette will lead you through your experience and play the instruments.
In some sound bath practices, Monette will place singing bowls on your body. This can help them better experience the vibrations of the instruments and become more fully immersed in the sound.
Step 3: Be Present
The final aspect of a sound bath is to allow yourself to fully experience it. Be present in the moment. Make sure your electronics are put away and that you have set aside enough time for yourself to enjoy the experience and relax.
Check-in with your body and see what you feel. Notice areas of tension or heat. Try not to judge your thoughts or feelings in any way. If you notice your thoughts start to wander, gently bring them back to the room.
What is a sound bath?
A sound bath is the practice of fully immersing yourself in sound. It is called a bath because the variety of high-intensity and low-frequency sounds and vibrations wash over a person's body. It is believed that this experience can trigger the body's natural relaxation response.
A variety of instruments, such as gongs and singing bowls are used to create deep, rich sounds and vibrations that surround a person's entire being. It can guide people into a deep, meditative-like state that can immediately boost their well-being.
What are the benefits of a sound bath?
Sound baths have been used throughout history for their healing benefits. According to research from the Journal of Evidence-Based Complimentary Alternative Medicine, sound bath meditation can boost a person's mood, increase their energy, and improve their overall mental health.
The study included 62 participants, some of whom had previously participated in a singing bowl meditation, and some that were new to the experience. At the beginning of the study, participants filled out forms to measure their self-reported levels of anxiety, depression, physical pain, and other elements of well-being. Then, the participants were led through a guided sound bath with several singing bowls, chimes, and musical instruments for one hour.
Afterward, they filled out self-report scores again in the same categories, which showed that the majority of participants had improved wellness rates compared to their initial scores across all categories. Some additional benefits found in the study include:
- Decreased feelings of tension and anger
- Decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Decreased symptoms of physical pain
- Improved blood pressure and heart rate
- Increased feelings of well-being
- Increased rates of emotional healing
- Lower rates of fatigue
According to the results of the study, participants ages 40-59 years old experienced the highest boost in physical pain relief. And, people that had never experienced a sound bath before reported higher rates of pain relief than people that had previously experienced a sound bath.
How sound baths affect the brain
Although more research needs to be done in the field of sound bath healing, several studies show that the practice has physical and mental health benefits. This has led researchers into taking a deeper dive into exactly how and why these soothing sounds boost a person's overall health and well-being.
According to research from the Journal of Integrative Medicine, sound baths can change a person's brain waves. Researchers measured peoples' brain waves when they were in meditative states, such as during a sound bath. The results found that sound baths can generate theta and delta brain waves, which are associated with the deepest state of relaxation.
This means that by just listening to certain sounds, you can change the way you feel in the moment in an impactful way. Not only can you take a deep breath when you want to relax, but you can also listen to the gentle hum of a singing bowl.