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How-To: Sound Bathe During The Pandemic

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]Melaina Gasbarrino is a yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, and founder of SALT to TREE: a wellness brand founded on the principle that her followers respect the ocean (salt), land (trees), and everything in between. For STYLE Canada, Melaina often writes ‘how-to’ guides for living well. You can read her last one here.

Lay on your back in savasana with all the props you need. Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, close your eyes and create space for you to completely rest your body.

Sound familiar? A restorative yoga teacher typically starts a class this way. They guide you into a deep state of relaxation when you enter the room, similar to the experience of partaking in a sound bath. The same, dreamy state of bliss with an added benefit: entering into a trance-like space.

Though COVID-19 has limited access to walk-in community and studio sound baths, many at-home alternatives are being offered online. Here, I detail this ancient healing practice, its value, and how to experience it without leaving your home during the pandemic.[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”7999″ animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”center” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][vc_column_text]

What Are Sound Baths?

Sound baths are an ancient healing practice, designed to put you in a deep, meditative state. Different types of singing bowls may be used, from crystal to Tibetan singing bowls, to gongs and tuning forks. Each type has a unique frequency that vibrates in the body and allows a flow into a state of bliss.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Sound therapy activates sensory pathways to minimize pain pathways, bringing you into a state of relaxation.
  • Alpha and theta brainwaves are stimulated, which bring you into focus and allow you to open up.
  • As sound flows through you, anxiety, depression and tension is released in the body and peace falls upon you.

Where Can I Experience A Sound Bath?

Turn your speakers up! Here’s a few of our favourite sound bath resources to try across Canada:

Niagara: SALT to TREE

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Toronto: Hoame Meditation

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Vancouver: Zen Den Meditation

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