We are cellular beings and we respond to the energetic ripple of sound waves. We speak in vibrating waves – our uttered words are no than the shaping of sound into patterns that we and fellow humans recognise. Something more subtle happens when we speak, sing, chant, be it a said prayer or mantra or sung hymn or chant. Our words cause our tongue to touch some of the 84000 meridian points on the upper and lower palate of our mouth. These points stimulate areas of our brain and this brings chemical change – hopeful for the good of ourselves.
It is therefore wise, to speak kind uplifting words to ourselves and others. Words hurt and words heal. It is said that words stay in the universe energetically for ever.
Have you ever sensed or felt or known, an atmosphere of reverence and sacredness when you visit a cathedral or church? When you sit on the pew or kneel – stillness enters your body and creates a space within you. It is believed that this sacred energy emanates from all the whispered prayers, chants, hymns and music – that the hallowed walls have held. These raise the vibration and clean the energy of a space. Did you know, you can also clear a room with loud music? The sound shifts energy blocks as efficiently as incense or white sage.
When we listen to the gong sound waves, we are listening to another universal sound – and one that shifts our focus away from our ‘left thinking’ analytical brain and into our ‘right creative ‘brain. It helps us give our left brains a rest – we spend most of our day there – and enables us to access alpha then theta and sometimes – delta brainwaves. Delta waves are deep rest waves. When you listen in theta waves – you ‘do the work’ as these waves do the deep healing and allow us insight into any challenges we may have.
Finally, here’s a thought. The following are well known opening lines.
“In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God”
This is the literal translation – but the Word means sound. Everything began as the energy of sound – the universal Ong that some practices also chant as Om. – is the first sound, the first creative sound. Therefore, through sound, we access God – or a god as we know god for, we all have our own version of god. Sometimes my god is my dog. And that’s ok. Because dog is god spelt backwards.
Times and dates show on the timetable for Gong Baths, yoga Nidra and Kundalini yoga – when the gong is played.
Fridays 6.30-7.30pm will alternate between Gong bath or Yoga Nidra with Gong.