A sound bath?? Yep, it's a thing.

by Sarah Singleton in

Tonight, my mother and I visited an incredible sound bath in Williamsburg at the Studio South Foundation Launch. The foundation is a non profit organization founded with the purpose to bring yoga to those underserved in the community. This means bringing yoga to many people who otherwise couldn’t reap its benefits … women, children and seniors in under-resourced areas and those suffering from trauma, addiction and physical or mental health issues. You can learn more about this amazing new venture here.

A sound bath is all about healing through sound. Here’s a great article I found on mindbodygreen about sound baths. You roll out your mat and lay down and you are completely immersed in an array of musical sounds designed to quiet your mind and heal your body through the hypnotic and strong vibrations.

My meditation tonight was all about surrendering to a higher power, which is something that’s been on my mind lately. I participated in a reiki healing session with Donna Christensen (The Buddha’s Beads) recently, after which she designed a personalized mala for my use. Donna reads your energy in the session and she tells you what stands out for her. She noted that my chakras are quite healthy, but that my crown chakra is spinning backwards. No wonder my mind won’t be still.

So I’ve been working on surrendering to and trusting in a higher power to soothe and still my mind. I’ve been reading The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein and meditating with my cherished mala on receiving energy through my crown chakra. It’s complete with a violet tassel, to signify this focus.

I’m learning that when we don’t trust in a higher power, we are taking too much on ourselves. We tend to overthink because we believe that it is all up to us. Well, I’m ready to outsource some of these thoughts, and I’m working hard on it.

Many thanks to tonight’s musical team for the very beautiful guidance - Lian Mosher, Sandy & Cole Layman of In Layman Terms.

 My beautiful mala, which I still need to name.

My beautiful mala, which I still need to name.