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Susan in the studio
GONG BATHSusan Brown
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​The rich soundscape of wide harmonics during a gong bath induces relaxation and stress relief that does not require patience, discipline, or a learning curve. By merely lying down and listening to the harmonic frequency of a gong sound bath, a deep relaxation response is experienced, inducing a physiological response that includes lowered blood pressure and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system to relieve tension, stress and anxiety. A recorded gong bath creates a deeper introspection and altered state of consciousness than a live gong bath. This is a practice in receiving nourishment and healing for your body/mind. Just listen.



Find a comfortable space and posture for your body, such as lying down on your back with arms resting loosely at your sides, palms face up, feet are apart, with eyes closed. You may find that lying on one side with knees bent, or sitting on the floor or a chair, feels more comfortable. 



​Resonate harmonics in the room, or in your headphones, blend with each other, and the more frequencies you have, the more your brain is activated for a deeper altered state of consciousness. The gong is said to be the mother and father of sound, an echo of the original word that made the world. Unlike music, the sounds of the gong have no spaces between the “notes” and therefore our thoughts dissipate, leading to a positive, relaxing experience. Throughout time, the gong has been used as a potent symbol for the cosmos. The gong itself is a circle representing wholeness, the universe, and encompassing inner and outer sound.

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