'ODE TO JUPITER' ~ GONG BATH
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On Nov 20th, Jupiter, the planet of expansion, the giver of gifts, the planet of abundance, blessings, serendipity and growth, completes it’s transit through, or ‘conjunction with’, the Galactic Centre, a place in the sky where its gifts are magnified by billions of galactic suns. Join us on this special evening where through a journey of sound, you will be invited to receive the last of Jupiters gifts before he leaves his home of Saggitarius.
An opportunity to utilise this powerful galactic gift & experience deep somatic gratitude for those gifts already received.
'The Gong is very simple. It is an inter-vibratory system. It is the sound of creativity itself. The gong is nothing more, nothing less. One who plays the gong plays the universe. Out of it came all music, all sounds, all words. The sound of the gong is the nucleus of the Word'. - Yogi Bhajan
What is the gong experience like?
The gong experience is deeply relaxing. The depth, breadth and diversity of sounds that this instrument creates is unlike anything we experience in our 'normal world'. Aside from the healing energies that they produce, the sound occupies the mind space that most of us use to worry and ruminate. Gong offers a great way to let go and take time out from the stresses of everyday life.
Being immersed in the sound of the gong tends to bring people whatever experiences they need in the moment. The experience changes rapidly as the listener relaxes into it and no two experiences are ever the same. The gong responds energetically to what is needed. Some people might fall into a nourishing, trance like, sleep. Whilst others might experience dreamlike states or visions.
The vibrations from the gong are very physical, they penetrate the cells of the body & have been scientifically proven to help with relieving stress and restoring a sense of deep inner peace. See here for some Science about Sound Therapy.
What is Yoga Nidra?
YOGA NIDRA or Yogic sleep is a form of meditation where participants lie on their backs with bolsters and blankets and follow the voice of the teacher in a guided body relaxation. Much like a bodyscan, it is deeply restorative and healing. It is an excellent energetic tune up to receive the sound of the gong. The yoga Nidra is accompanied by singing bowls.
'The phrase that came to me at the last soundbath was a symphony for the psyche. Much more than just hearing the various instruments, the experience is immersive and profound. Having been calmed, quietened and made receptive by the yoga nidra practice – the singing bowls and gong seem to attune themselves to somewhere I can’t quite identify, not quite the conscious or the subconscious. There is an immense force in it and it felt like it was on my side – transporting, restoring and empowering. I can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for bringing this to us'. - Susan Carton, Kiltyclogher, Leitrim
'Amazing. I had the best night sleep I've had in a year'- Pauline Murray
'Beautifully held space. Sorcha invited us on a journey inward and I found a core of peace & stillness in me that I hadn't expected to find. A truly wonderful evening. I came out feeling deeply contented and connected.' - Rhianne W. Kennedy
'One of Sorcha's many gifts is the ability to guide a group to total relaxation of mind and body. I found the auditory and physical sensation of the vibrations of the singing bowls and gong to be profoundly moving and indeed sacred. Wholeheartedly recommended.'- Eileen Gillen.
Soundbaths are suitable for adults and teens and no experience is necessary. The benefits are manifold:
- Balances body, mind and spirit
- Induces deep relaxation
- Helps release stress/tension
- Helps remove toxins
- Clears the mind & improves focus
- Releases energy blocks
- Brings the body into balance
- Helps to relieve pain
- Increases energy levels
The following people should consult their doctor before first use:
People with carotid stenosis (prior to application in the area of the carotid artery/larynx)
People with cardiac pacemakers, artificial heart valves, or cardiac arrhythmias
People with a stent
People with a shunt
People with a deep brain stimulation device (DBS)
People on any kind of anti-psychotic medication.
Sorcha plays gong in the Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has studied Sound Therapy with 'The Celtic School of Sound Healing' & Gong Therapy with Mehtab Benton. She is passionate about Sound Healing and committed to continued professional development in this area.