ECHO YOGA & SOUND
SOUND & YOU
WHAT IS A SOUNDBATH?
First time at a Soundbath? Here's what to expect and why.
You don't need any special clothing or equipment for a sound bath, but you should wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat, blankets, pillow, eye pillow, or other props that will make you comfortable.
"A Soundbath seeks to balance our physical, emotional, and mental systems, restoring a sense of harmony,"
Josephine will guide you through a short meditation to ease you into the space, then she will play a variety of instruments to soothe you and allow you to rest deeply. These include metal hammered bowls, chimes, crystal bowls, gongs, and voice and tongue drums. From a musical background, Josephine guides you through a soundscape like no other, drawing together her years of music, healing abilities, and facilitator training.
All you have to do is lie back, take a deep breath, and let go.
There is so much going on with the power of sound, I won’t be able to encompass it all on this page, but I wanted to share just a smidge of the wonders sound has on the body, mind, brain, and soul.
So, Neuroscience: Brainwaves. If you focus on the sound, release the presence of words and let go of the idea of the self. We can encourage the mind to get quiet, and just like meditation, we can entrain the brainwaves, over time it can alleviate depression, and anxiety, can build new neural pathways and enable neuroplasticity, meaning the capacity of neurons and neural networks in the brain to change their connections and behavior in response to new information and sensory stimulation.
People have been using sound to promote healing for thousands of years. For example, ancient Greek physicians used musical instruments as therapy believing that the instruments' vibrations could aid in digestion, treat mental disturbance, and induce sleep. Meanwhile, ancient Egyptians thought musical incantations healed the sick. We have just taken this ancient form of music medicine and made it accessible.
✨Lowering stress and anxiety
✨Improving mood and well-being
✨Heightening focus and energy
✨A feeling of rejuvenation
So, How does it work?
Working with sound can be profound, from healing to finding more peace and calm.
+ Binaural beats, using tones that are close in frequency, but not the same, help to synchronize your brainwaves, thus encouraging a Theta state of brainwaves, this is the state you'll find yourself in during a deep meditation or on the cusp of sleep.
+ Quantum Physics! We are using vibrations to move the whole of the physical form and baseline energy of the body, this promotes healing, rest, and a 'deep massage-like release. Our body holds everything, we don't often give ourselves time to process even day-to-day things, so the body holds on, it remembers. Sound healing can be exceptionally helpful for those who are suffering from depression, trauma, and grief.
+ A few of the chosen instruments may encourage ASMR(A tingling all over the skin and head), scientist believe this is because the brain is telling the person they are cared for and safe.
+ Raising your vibration, ever walk into a room and you can FEEL the energy as heavy, perhaps the people, the words being said, the light levels or noise... then think, everyone, wandered into a 'light' place, perhaps the depths of nature, the cool sea, or maybe an outside concert? How it has impacted you. 'raising your vibration' is what we are doing in a Soundbath or healing. Untying knots, letting go of old feelings, beliefs, and energy. Resetting the whole system.
+ Spiritual connection. For those of us who come from a yoga background or believe beyond the physical realm Sound can be immense transformative, it can support ancestral healing, and allow deeper thoughts and ideas to emerge, it also tunes up the Chakra system, something I'm deeply passionate about. If you focus on the sound and let go of the physical world, profound healing and energy work can take place.
+ Neuroscience: Brainwaves. Which brainwaves are you likely to encourage during a session(if you focus on the sound and encourage the mind to get quiet, and yes, just like meditation, this might take practice!)
PRIVATE SOUND HEALING
A private sound healing is a deeper experience than a group, we work specifically with you as an individually, your energy, what's stuck, what needs healing.
Josephine incorporate immersive sounds with hands on healing of the bowls and tuning forks.
Alleviate physical tension and pain
Deepen spiritual and emotional connection
Improve Spiritual Connection
Trauma and PTSD healing
Improve Long Covid Symptoms
ASMR, tingling and feeling good
Improve Listening ability
Harness the power of music and sound
Josephine can't wait to welcome you to the world of sound and feeling truly peaceful.
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