Relax and De-stress with Sound Bath Meditations
How much water is involved in a Sound Bath Meditation? Actually, none. Gary Posner will hold Sound Bath Meditations every Thursday at noon and 6pm, starting in December (with holiday exceptions) at Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, in Rye, New York.
Sound Baths are a comb-ination of restorative yoga, mindfulness meditation and a sacred sound concert. They have been shown to reduce stress, enable deep relaxation, enhance creativity, uplift the spirit and help with insomnia. Sound Meditations slow down our brainwaves and guide us into a deep meditative state or altered state of consciousness.
The meditations take place in a room much like a large yoga studio. Participants put their mat on the floor (preferably a thick one), place a pillow behind their head, eye pillow over their eyes, take a sip of water and they are set. “We do some OMing/toning together and then you simply lay down comfortably and listen to The Sound. You are then ‘immersed’ in the sounds, vibrations and harmonics of the instruments. Gongs, Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and shamanic percussion instruments are played in a clinically tested, therapeutic sequence to maximize benefits and create a full-body listening experience. No previous knowledge, bathing suit or experience is required,” explains Posner.
Sound is a very accessible form of mindfulness meditation where benefits are usually experienced immediately after the first session, according to Posner. “I know that teachers and healing practitioners don’t always think about their own healing. To that end, we have a special discount for healing practitioners and teachers to experience these healing sessions,” says Posner. Contact him for details.