Sound Baths to Increase Calm and Relaxation

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Whether you’re a regular mediator and want to deepen your practice or just in need of a little relaxation, sound baths may be just the thing for you. Sound bathing is a form of meditation that incorporates sound waves to promote relaxation and healing. During a sound bath, meditators lie down or sit comfortably while a facilitator plays singing bowls, gongs, and chimes. While there’s definitely something to be said for the experience of a live session, there are plenty of sound bath recordings available on YouTube which are just as effective. Here are a few we love and recommend.

1 Hour Chakra Cleanse

Chakras are energy centers associated with physical and spiritual well-being according to ancient Indian tradition. This sound bath uses seven bowls, each with a distinct vibration to help you connect with the energy of each center. It’ll leave you with a full body feeling of calm.

10 Minute Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation

This sound bath by yoga teacher Jessica Richburg is a short and sweet option for when you’re short on time. She uses three bowls to create relaxing sounds which melt away stress and soothe the mind and body.

Total Calm Sound Bath Performance

For a more dynamic experience, we love this performance by sound bath facilitator Healing Vibrations. It incorporates over 10 instruments including crystal bowls, chimes, and drums and makes a beautiful accompaniment for any meditation or even spa treatment.