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Demystifying the Sound Bath

February 24, 2020

Meditation is not about stopping your thoughts – it’s about watching them. Whether you have an established meditation practice or only find moments of meditation when guided at a studio, there are many different ways to clear the mind. 

Sound healing is based on the principle that vibrations change consciousness. The healing vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and helping you center and connect with the divine within. Using sound as a meditation helps eliminate the chatter of the thinking mind, allowing for a deep connection to self. It is within this connection that everything slips away, and we come into a state of deep peace.

“In my own experience, sound has drastically improved the quality and restfulness of my sleep,” noted Kalyn Potter, who will be leading the next sound bath at Uptown Yoga’s Lakewood location. “Ultimately, sound can benefit most people and is something I am particularly passionate about because it is accessible to individuals of any age.”

Kalyn’s journey toward sound began when she was teaching multiple yoga classes a day. “More than anything I craved mental clarity and stillness. Over time my physical fitness regime and my yoga practice have separated, where my physical activity is much more pilates-based and my yoga practice is much more mental and focused on intentional being. I sought new ways to make meditation accessible to me and something I felt I could commit to, which is where I found sound.”

Sound is profoundly meditative and healing, but it is also profoundly physical. “The vibrations can be felt viscerally, which is a large part of how it got the name sound ‘bath’. It is fully immersive and gives you the sensation of being washed with sound. This can cause tingly feelings and can help shake loose tight muscles and bring up all sorts of unique physical sensations,” said Kalyn. 

Come experience a state of deep relaxation and peace as Kalyn offers an amazing sound journey, guided by the sacred sounds of crystal and Tibetan bowls, on March 7th at our Lakewood location. Find out more and register here. 

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