Sound Baths: The Meditative Experience That Can Help You Relieve Stress

by Khaila Gentle

There’s no denying that music has the ability to comfort us. It can soothe and uplift us in even the darkest of moments. In fact, one 2018 study by the University of Michigan found that people find comfort in listening to the same songs over and over. Sound baths, however, take things a step further. This healing experience utilizes various frequencies and harmonics  believed to actually be able to help heal the mind and the body. According to some studies, sound baths can help with stress, fatigue, and even symptoms of depression.

What Is A Sound Bath?

While it has become a popular wellness trend over the past few years, the concept of sound baths has a history that goes back several thousands of years. In places like ancient Greece, China, and Australia, instruments and chanting were often used to help persons heal.

Put simply, a sound bath is an immersive experience. During, persons lie down and listen to the echoing of resonant sounds – like those of a singing bowl – as they fill the room.

What Is A Sound Bathing Session Like?

Sound bath sessions often involve the use of blankets and rugs. That’s because the sessions are often extremely relaxing. Typically 45 – 50 minutes long, they usually feature instruments like cymbals, crystal bowls, singing bowls, and gongs.

Akin to meditation, sound baths allow participants to calm the mind and feel each note produced by whatever instrument is being used. It’s an ideal way to tune out all stressors and simply unwind.

Where Can I Experience A Sound Bath in Belize?

Sounds baths are usually done in groups. But you can do them alone while you’re at home. If you’re in Belize, though, you have the chance to experience the healing power of sound while surrounded by nature. The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge, a member of The Belize Collection, is offering a meditative sound bath experience led by sound facilitator Essie Marie.

Set in the foothills of Belize’s Maya Mountains, the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the comfort of mother nature.

A certified Sound Healing and Breathwork Practitioner, Essie Marie also holds twenty years of experience as a human behavioral specialist. She uses the immerseive sounds of gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls and chimes to soothe participants.

The sound bath experience in Belize is taking place on Sunday, January 22. For $50, participants will be treated to an angelic sound bath session, lunch, and access to the resort’s picturesque grounds. Interested? You can RSVP by calling RSVP: +501 822-3851 or sending an email to [email protected]

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