When was the last time you took a bath? No, not that kind, a sound bath. If you’re looking for creative ways to relax, you need to explore sound healing. Why not start now?

The purpose of a sound bath is to create a state of harmony by clearing the cobwebs from one’s energy field.

I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Rae Sobi, RYS, owner of Edge Yoga School & Arts in Naperville, Illinois, several weeks ago.

Given what she does for a living, you know I had to ask her to contribute to Chipur. And it wasn’t long before her newly produced “Sound Bath With Guided Meditation” hit my inbox.

Let’s dig in…

We have lots to review, so we’re going to dig right in. We’ll bone up on sound baths, then we’ll get to Ms. Sobi’s impressive bio and the experience.

By the way, I don’t know about you, but I had visions of a tub surrounded by speakers.

What is a sound bath?

A sound bath is a meditative experience during which you’re, well, bathed in sound waves.

And not just any sound will cut it. These particular waves are produced by assorted healing instruments, such as singing bowls, gongs, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice.

See, it isn’t about favorite or popular tunes that one can groove or sing along with. They defeat the purpose by gumming up the mind.

The right sound is rich in harmonics and vibrations.

The experience

A sound healing practitioner, in this case Ms. Sobi, facilitates the individual or group experience. It typically lasts from 15 minutes to an hour.

Cool thing is, you can experience a sound bath anytime you feel the need. Many participate weekly, especially if they’re experiencing troubling thought patterns or stress.

The benefits of a sound bath

benefits of a sound bath

Sound bath with gong

The purpose of a sound bath is to create a state of harmony by clearing the cobwebs from one’s energy field.

The benefits of being in such a state include relaxation, expanded awareness, access to inner visionary experience, and an overall sense of well-being.

But that’s not all. It’s believed that a sound bath – sound healing – can deliver relief for physical ailments, diseases, illnesses, and trauma. And it’s touted to be helpful during pregnancy.

You may be saying to yourself, “Yeah, okay.” But the fact is, there are a wealth of studies and clinical trials to back the claims.

”Is a sound bath for me?”

Experts agree that with few exceptions, such as perhaps a concussion history, sound baths can be a great experience for anyone.

Now, let’s say you’re already participating in yoga or meditation, but excessive thoughts are making traditional practices difficult. Sound baths can really help.

And if you’re turning to a sound bath for depression or anxiety relief, keep in mind that it isn’t a replacement for medication or therapy. Consider it a self-spoiling complementary treatment.

Important: You always need to feel that your practitioner has positive intentions of wellness, love, and healing.

“Sound Bath With Guided Meditation”

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Michelle Rae Sobi, RYS

Okay, the moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived. It’s time to experience a sound bath.

But first, Ms. Sobi’s bio…

Michelle Rae Sobi, RYS studied at the Center for Yoga and Ayurveda. She earned her Principles of Anatomy Certificate and holds the E-RYT 500 distinction with Yoga Alliance, the highest distinction a yogi can hold. Ms. Sobi holds the Prenatal RPYT and Children’s RCYT distinctions with Yoga Alliance. And she was named a Yogi Raj by the International Association of Yoga. She remains a student of yoga and life.

Time for a bath

I’m excited, let’s do it. We’re going to access the experience through the Edge Yoga School & Arts website. While you’re there, take a look around. You’ll find all sorts of interesting and helpful goodies, including online work.

Now, get into Corpse Pose (Savasana) and enjoy yourself.

“Sound Bath With Guided Meditation”

It’s always about healing

Well, I think we handled the whats and whys. So I’ll ask again, when was the last time you took a bath? Maybe you’ll reply, “Earlier today, Uncle Bill.”

If you were looking for creative, as well as effective, ways to relax, I hope you just found another arrow for your quiver.

It’s always about healing, isn’t it.

How ‘bout another sound healing arrow? Check out How to cope with ADHD: What about brown noise?

Plenty more mood and anxiety info and inspiration articles where this baby came from. Hit those Chipur titles.

Thanks to verywell mind for the help.

If you have health concerns, check in with your physician before experiencing a sound bath.

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