Definition - What does Sound Bath mean?
Sound bath is an ancient sound-healing practice whereby the yogi relaxes in a reclining position – often supported in savasana (corpse pose) – and allows the healing sounds of traditional musical performances to bath over him/her. The music is typically generated by such instruments and methods as singing bowls, gongs, drumming, tuning forks and chanting.
Sound bath is an ancient practice dating back more than 2,000 years with roots in Tibet. It has recently gained popularity in the West as a relaxation technique in conjunction with yoga and meditation.
Yogapedia explains Sound Bath
In the West, the sound bath is most associated with singing bowls. In addition to relaxing the body and mind, a sound bath can balance the chakras by utilizing specific sound vibrations. For example, the vibrations of a C note are thought to target the root chakra, while those of an F note open the heart chakra.
A sound bath is also believed to have these benefits:
- Calms the nervous system
- Balances the subtle body
- Eases depression and anxiety
- Boosts creativity
- Is therapeutic for chronic pain
- Eases insomnia
- Deepens meditation