Should You Try a Sound Bath?

Sound bath
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There are plenty of well-being activities and practices in which people participate for one reason or another. While some of them may sound like a load of rubbish to you, it’s a good idea to keep an open mind to these things. Many are harmless to try out and may prove to be very helpful. Sound baths have gradually been gaining recognition, and so here are some things to think about if you’re considering trying one. 

What is a Sound Bath?

The basic concept of a sound bath is for the participants to be immersed in a calm, soothing sound. The sound is usually steady and doesn’t have much rhythm or a beat. In most cases, the people experiencing the sound bath will be laid down in order to fully relax and allow the focus to remain on the sound. 

How Does it Work?

The sound can come from a range of sources and usually has a strong vibration to it. A common choice is to use a gong, but the sounds can also be made from tuning forks, chimes, the human voice, and more. The idea is that the sound waves vibrating through the body can have positive effects. While it may sound unusual to some, medical practices such as ultrasound are based on similar ideas. 

What Are the Benefits?

Many people report feeling more relaxed after experiencing a sound bath, and may also have a greater insight into present awareness and inner state. People who have regularly attended these kinds of sessions have also reported less tension and anxiety. Even if these things don’t blatantly occur, taking time to relax and focus on the body is an important concept.