Yoga and Sound are a divine combination, a melding of two devotional practices to create a deep connection to Self.
During a Yoga and Sound class, the frequencies of Crystal and Tibetan Bowls, chimes and gong are first taken into the body in a conscious way because we’re hearing these beautiful sounds, often for the first time. As we continue further into our class, we shift to unconscious listening. We’re paying closer attention to our movements and the Sounds are being internalized. The body begins using the frequencies like a healing, flowing river, a river that carries us through our movements in an easy, graceful way.
The intentionally played sounds serve as a relaxing balm for the parasympathetic nervous system. Our breathing becomes a bit deeper, we’re less tense, not as much in our heads. The muscles throughout our body are allowed to relax and lengthen and we can assume poses with less or no straining. We begin to use our whole brain effortlessly, learning new techniques easily, seeing our workouts as a creative, meditative dance. This is due to our brain transitioning into altered states of consciousness brought on by the complex, resonating tones of the beautifully crafted instruments.
As this happens, everyday concerns become non-existent and our bodies are allowed to de-stress, to relax and drop the tensions we normally hold. The deep relaxation we experience through Yoga and Sound can become a powerful meditation practice that helps to anchor and stabilize the mind’s awareness in a pool of deep tranquility and peace.
I'll be co-creating several Yoga and Sound events in April in Carson City and Gardnerville. One is Sound combined with Restorative Yoga and the other is a powerful Re-Birthing Ceremony.
If you are interested in combining Yoga and Sound in an event, please contact me.