Sound Meditation – The Most Accessible Form of Deep Meditation
Sound Meditation is the practice of deepening meditation with the use of sound and music.
For thousands of years, sound has been used in ancient cultures to ease anxiety and promote a sense of well being.
Many cultures, religions and mystic traditions have celebrated the power of music to induce trance and meditative states, and expand one’s consciousness. Sufi mysticism, Kirtan, gospel singing— even the use of bells and harps at a cathedral.
Sound Meditation SF particularly praises and follows the tradition of Nada Yoga, an ancient Indian system of philosophy, medicine and yoga that focuses on sound vibrations.
We focus on the use of our voice and sounds ,ancient Tibetan instruments, particularly gongs and crystal singing bowls. We also incorporate shamanic drums and hang drums.
We ask participants lie down in savasana (a relaxation pose), close their eyes and focus on their breath as wave after wave of sound washes over them. With an hour of sound meditation, participants can come closer to a state of peacefulness than if they were to sit for a weekend of silence.
Sound meditation is a powerful hook into the transformative power of meditation. It is an excellent way for beginners to experience a state of deep peace and calm in only 20 minutes.
This practice has also been known as «Sound Healing» or «Sound Baths». The beautiful sounds brings balance and harmony to the body, promote positive energy and is a powerful way to cultivate a sense of well being.
Sound Meditation is a very effective form of meditation, and as such, can help ease depression, anxiety and addiction.
Chakra is an ancient Sanskrit word that translates to “wheel,” and can be traced back to India. Chakras refer to the centers of energy and spiritual power in the body. There are thought to be seven chakras. Each chakra is located at a different part of the body and each has a corresponding color.
Chakra meditation is made up of relaxation techniques focused on bringing balance and well-being to the chakras. Some of these techniques include visually picturing each chakra in the body and its corresponding color. Some people may choose to light incense or use crystals, color coded for each chakra to help them concentrate during the meditation.