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Welcome to Gong Meditation.

What will you do?
Bring a mat and blanket. Sit or lie down. Relax and let the sounds wash over you and take you deep into the stillness.

What will you hear?
During the meditation we will play crystal and Tibetan bowls, bells and chimes, and of course the big symphonic gong. Because these are not tunes in the western sense, but rather multi-layered harmonies, the brain is free to interpret them according to its own subconscious needs. Some people hear choirs, or church bells, or the sounds of nature. The multiple frequencies and levels of harmony cause our own energy fields to resonate and become one with the sound, quietening our conscious thoughts, and slowing the brain activity so that it can enter the deeper meditative states characterised by the low frequency theta and delta brainwaves.

What will you feel?

The multiple overtones and harmonies produced by gongs and bells have been used for centuries to stimulate the subconscious and awareness of other energies. This is why they have always been associated with religion. The sound has been shown to stimulate and regularise the action of the pineal and pituitary glands, so regulating the whole endocrine system. For some people these powerful sounds lead to physical or emotional release; some fall into a deep sleep, some giggle and laugh, others cry.

It is this combination of sounds washing over you and surrounding you that leads to the experience sometimes being called a “sound bath”.






Gongs

The oldest known gongs are more than 5,000 years old.

Myth has it that sacred gongs included pieces of meteorites that fell from the heavens. Since the time of Buddha in 600BC, all sacred Chinese gongs have been inscribed with the two Mandarin Chinese characters "Tai Loi", which means "Happiness has Arrived".

Modern gongs are made from bronze. nickel and silver alloy which has been highly condensed through a process of heating and rolling under pressure. This process brings the metal to a consistency which carries minimal internal resistance and eliminates any possibility of cracks or fissures when used correctly. They are then hand beaten and tuned to create a harmonious blend of sustained resonance.


Singing Bowls & Crystal Bowls

Singing bowls are similar to gongs and share much of the same tradition. They too produce complex harmonics with over- and undertones. Crystal bowls, on the other hand, are made so that they resonate at one particular frequency, giving a simpler, purer sound.


We currently offer two locations – both in Bath


Friends Meeting House,
Lower Hall,
York Street,
Bath,

BA1 1NG


This venue and time has proved not to be popular, and so we have discontinued the use of this venue.


United Reformed Church,

Tovey Hall (top floor),
7 Grove Street, Bath,
BA2 6PJ


Wednesday 15th April.
Then Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm




Current Dates

Friends Meeting House



United Reformed Church


Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 15, Nov 11



Anna and Robert are both holistic therapists who have been following a path of spiritual development for a number of years.

As aromatherapists, we make and sell natural skin and body care products from our shop Aranais in Bath's Guildhall Market.

We are both Reiki healers, interested in all forms of natural healing and health.

We are pleased to be able to share the benefits of sound with you.


To book or confirm dates/availability

Phone 01225 436430

web www.aranais.co.uk

email anna@aranais.co.uk