What is gong meditation?
Gong meditation is a unique type of sound practice that involves using therapeutic gong sounds and vibrations to bring about healing. This practice is also sometimes referred to as a “gong bath” because participants are “bathed” in meditation gong sound waves. The goal of “gong meditation” is usually therapeutic.
Most people who participate in gong baths are lying down on mats with a blanket. All you’ll need to do is rest in a comfortable position, relax and close your eyes. You will be guided through the session by the teacher. Initially, the gong is played very softly; as the meditation session progresses, the volume is gradually increased. The gong sound is changed frequently to avoid producing a fixed, monotonous rhythm and to affect brainwave frequencies.
Gong baths can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that certain forms of sound therapy prompt damaged human DNA strands to repair themselves. Some tones are thought to promote vitality and healing, and also to enhance happiness.
I have a synodic moon gong which vibration represents the Synodic Month. This is the time between one new moon and the next new moon in the lunar month. It creates a tone that can excite and raise your energy. Its frequency as a visual range is an orange: a bright and enthused color. Hence this gong is very good to help you meditate at times, like the Full Moon, when your internal tides are high, but you want to find your center. It is made for meditations during excited times.
I usually play the gong at class once a month and I am also available to do group gong baths on request.