Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation! We will begin with some simple Kundalini yoga exercises to prepare our body and mind for the experience of sound therapy. Then you will have the opportunity to sit or lie down in a comfortable position. The sounds of the singing bowls and gong will begin.
I know I told you all my next blog would be about “My path…” but I realize most of that story is already written on my website bio page. What I really want to talk about today is one of the biggest benefits I have found in practicing yoga: Getting quiet and listening. You might be asking “What does this mean?” I am planning to tell you!
This last April I learned to play the gong. You’re probably thinking, “what does it take to play the gong? Isn’t it just getting a mallet and striking it?” As I have discovered, there is much more to it than just hitting the gong once and listening to the crashing creciendo of sound I experienced at the gong show.
Some people have asked me how I decided to start using a gong in my practice and teaching. It started a few years ago when I felt compelled to go to one of Yoga Yoga’s New Year’s Day Gong Concerts. I thought it sounded interesting and I asked my daughter Shelly to go with me.