At YogaSpace Yorkshire we have a Paiste 32-inch Chiron Planetary gong -which is a Shamanic healing gong.
Chiron Planet, first discovered in 1977, orbits between Saturn and Uranus and is only approximately 180 Km in diameter. It has been classified as both a comet and a minor planet and has also been included in astrological charts. Its eclectic orbit and sometimes maverick behaviour aptly reflect its eccentric healing abilities.
The Chiron gong works on the throat chakra (5th) where we speak our words of truth, and the Third Eye (6th) where we act with our intuitive wisdom. The gong works through our deepest turmoil to find meaning and a way through every block. The Chiron gong says that the wounds you need healing from, contain a gift and that the healing journey is how you discover your gift. By embracing your darkness, you walk into the light.
The Chiron gong also heals animals. When we play our Chiron gong, our Dachshund Sascha, does not run away from the soundwaves; he lies beside his owner during Savasana and soaks up the natural healing frequencies. His small body stretches and gives out small sighs of pleasure.
THE GONG SPIRIT SONG
Yogi Bhajan, Master Kundalini Yoga
The Gong is the spirit song.
It is the primal whisper of the soul.
Its sounds are the echo of the Original Word that created the world, the sound within all sounds.
Listen with outer and inner ears.
Feel its pulsations and let the millions of vibrations dance and flow through your senses.
You will become fearless, relaxed and awakened.
The ancients sought this experience on the tops of mountains and at the sacred places.
The voice of God would thunder in, spectacular strokes of lightning.
The clap of thunder – Bang! Shatter! Roll! Echo! – stopped all thought, stripped away pretence,
shook loose the deepest fears, and rejuvenated the nervous system.
It created strength, peace and healing.
The Gong is that sound. It is the flash of inner light.
The mallet is the will of the infinite, the gong, the creation, and the sound are the spirit song,
the heartbeat of the soul.