What is it
Sound frequencies affect us on a cellular level, influence how we feel and function. Sound healing (typically a gong bath) uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and well-being for better health. ‘Gong bath’ simply means you are bathed in the sound and frequency of the gong.
For a typical gong bath you lay down flat, with a blanket over you, eyes closed and just listen to the sound of the gong wash over you. It is reported that within 20mins your brain changes state and your body relaxes. Your body will do what it needs, from sleeping to having visions, and insights. Following the session (usually 45mins) light percussion is played to help gently wake your body and energy back up. You may feel like just a few minutes have passed or a few hours, either way, you feel great, everybody will have their own unique experience.
It is a complete detox as the sound will last for around three days in your system. Advisable to drink lots of clean water afterwards and most people experience a happy buzz for days. It may bring buried emotions to the surface. Some who have had serious injuries may no longer feel pain and you may find your life purpose starts to become clear. The power of Gongs can be intense or as subtle as allowing a deep relaxing sleep.
Sound Healing & Gong
Don on Gong
Playing gong for a few years or so, I have been on a few different trainings but only after recently expanding my experience, by attending Gong Master training with Don Conreaux, do I feel the gong wisdom has finally and fully, begun to integrate into my consciousness. Don has very kindly written the following which I share with you now for a deeper understanding of sound healing.
In order to let the Innate Consciousness rejuvenate and regenerate the nervous system in a super conducting way, the gong must saturate the listener holistically for de-materializing the ego.
Expanding on some of the wisdom of Yogi Bhajan, As with all true teachers, there is a dispensation channel which is linked to the guru of both his and his teacher’s guru. You might think of it as a super-conscious entity of diverse multiplicity.
The gong represents the rebirthing of “Maitreya”, an embodied symbol of the new transformation of humanity departing from what began more than 200,000-plus years ago with the birth of present day homo sapiens.
To become maitreyan and a friend to all is a conscious choice to make. To become the new homo luminous spiritualis, and join the greater global gong family in a mutually held aquarian universal gong consciousness, joining those growing numbers who are also selfless servers of the gong’s holistic-resonance and the maitreyan gong’s “fullness of loving-kindness”.
Somewhere after 1970 my teacher Yogi Bhajan asked me to look after his older son Rambir while he went to high school near my Teacher Training Ashram in Phoenix, Arizona.
He told me a story about Rambir when he was a small child who wouldn’t talk. Yogiji privately played the gong for him for 45 minutes. After which Yogiji said that Rambir would ever since never stop taking.
Yogiji then told me privately that 10 consecutive 45-minute total gong sound baths could cure anything. So, I created the All-Night 450 minute gong puja in order to make this possible to the international gong family as another tool in their selfless seva on humanity’s behalf. It has now spread around the world with wonderful results. ~ Don Conreaux
If you have the opportunity to attend a 450 minute Gong puja (usually an all-nighter) then I recommend you have this amazing and
unique expereince. Alternatively there are many 45 minute gong baths available, which are very healing individually. Why not spread your transformation into smaller segments as Yogi Bhajan did with his son.
Kundalini yoga meditations, mantras, percussion/gong, sound healing (two-hour session)
Southall Kundalini Yoga Centre (use side door) First Floor Sikh Resource centre, Featherstone Terrace Southall, Middlesex UB2 5AA (Large public car park in Featherstone Road )
Drop in £12 no advance tickets available
regular classes & events
“You have no resistance against this sound. It is the master sound, the adi naad. Everything you think becomes zero—the gong prevails.”~ Yogi Bhajan
Playing gong for a few years or so, I have been on a few different trainings but only after recently expanding my experience, by attending Gong Master training with Don Conreaux, do I feel the gong wisdom has finally and fully, begun to integrate into...
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