Podcast Episode #52
Bringing sound and yoga together…
In this episode, Kirbanu sits down with Anke from Sound and Yoga. As we know, Kirbanu is a musician and voice coach while Anke focuses on sound healing through giving sound baths. Having Kirbanu and Anke come together in this episode is fiery and fun as they are both passionate about sound.
In this episode, they cover everything about the power of sound baths, the benefits on your daily life and so much more. While listening, Kirbanu and Anke’s enthusiasm around sound and yoga will have you running to your nearest sound bath, singing from the tops of your lungs, and immersing yourself in all sound magic! Grab a cup of tea and enjoy this beautiful episode.
A sound bath can be a wonderful way to relax and unwind. Just think about it – laying on a cosy mat beneath a warm blanket, being taken away upon the notes of singing bowls, gongs or even the human voice. A sound bath is a form of sound healing that invites you to lie down and let yourself be immersed in a bath of soothing sounds and vibrations.
During a sound bath, you’ll typically be surrounded by various instruments such as crystal and metal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, and other percussive pieces. The voice may also be used by mantra singing or by toning or overtoning. These instruments, including the voice, are played in a way that creates a continual bath of sound. The sound waves generated by the instruments create a response in the body that generally facilitates deep relaxation, helping to reduce stress. Listening to the sounds encourages the mind to calm down, entering into a lower brain wave state – such as alpha or theta – which is where the body’s natural healing and restoration processes can take place.
When you immerse yourself in a sound bath, you’ll be surrounded by soothing vibrations and sounds that can have a transformative effect. As you lie there, the instruments’ vibrations will envelop you, creating a sense of deep relaxation and calm. For some, this can even result in entering an alternate state of consciousness, where they feel weightless or as though they are part of something greater.
What makes sound baths so appealing is that they’re an entirely passive experience. You don’t have to do anything other than lie there and allow the sounds to wash over you. This makes it an excellent option for those who struggle with traditional meditation practices or have difficulty quieting their minds.
Sound baths can be a fun and inspiring way to promote your mental and physical well-being. They’re an opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and give yourself permission to relax, unwind and invite inner healing and release.