Sound Meditation Workshop
Facilitated by: Anna and Michael
Room: Meditation Hall
Saturday 30th June 2018 - 8pm - 12am
How is Gong Meditation practiced?
Individuals who perform gong baths usually do it while lying down on their backs. All that’s required of you is to lie down in a comfortable position. The gong is initially played very softly. As the meditation session progresses, the volume is increased gradually. And since the purpose of the meditation gong sound is purely therapeutic, the volume is never amped to unbearable levels.
The gong playing technique is changed frequently to avoid sustaining a fixed, monotonous rhythm. This results to entrainment, a process in which brainwave frequencies change. Your brain first achieves the Alpha brainwave state that exists in frequencies lying between 8 and 12 Hertz. Alpha brain waves are associated with feelings of relaxation. In this state, individuals experience daydreams, associative thinking and elevated imagination. This is quickly followed by an influx of Theta brainwaves. Theta waves fall within the frequencies lying between 4 – 7 Hz. Activities related to theta brainwave state occur either when you’re deep in meditation or during REM sleep.
Gong meditation benefits
Meditation gong sound therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. It is believed that gong baths help to reduce stress as well as opening up your emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that sound therapy causes human DNA strands to auto-repair when they get damaged. Not only does playing certain tones promote vitality and healing, it may also enhance your happiness. A large number of alternative healthcare clinics utilize different sound techniques in the management of certain ailments. This attests to the incredible gong meditation benefits that patients can accrue once they try sound therapy.
What you need to bring?
Creacon provides blankets, yoga mats and pillows.
Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing and bring water with you.