“The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.”
Saturday the 28thApril saw a gathering of 30 people all keen to experience the Kundalini Yoga and Sound Bath with Lucy Keaveny of Kundalini Rise based in the UK. There had been much excitement leading up to the event, especially when the Water Gong arrived all the way from Poland! We had been patiently waiting and praying quite literally, that the gong would arrive on time!
The Shed was set for the event and the Water Gong looked magnificent, with what looked like a shrine underneath it with flowers, and other music instruments. Lucy looked like a magical mystical being ready to take us on a journey. Take us on a journey she did. That is how we all felt as we went through the morning, magical and mystical. We felt like we had been transported to an alternative place of being, an alternative state of consciousness.
The Kundalini yoga raised our energy and our vibration it was like we went into some kind of trance state, with its repetition and rhythmic postures and moves and the constant repeating of the mantra ‘sat nam’ truth is my name.
After the kundalini yoga, we took a quick break we then all got ready for what I think most of us were intrigued about, the Sound Bath. It’s hard to explain just how wonderful this experience was. It literally takes most people to another place. As a qualified hypnotherapist, I can drop in to an altered state of consciousness very quickly. I was not prepared to go so deep so quickly. I came to and realised I had been off in time and space or so it felt for 20 minutes. I then took the time to raise myself so I could capture some of the magic that was being experienced in photos and video. Everyone appeared to have drifted off in to their own magical place. It really was a profound experience for us all.
A little bit of knowledge about the gong, and why it works its magic. The gong enables deep healing on a cellular level. It allows your mind to resonate to the frequency of the sounds so that you can truly switch off your monkey mind. Each gong bath is 45 minutes long so it works in time with your sleep cycles. Gong bath can bring you into a resting state so that your body can heal on a deep cellular and emotional level.
We loved it so much we even managed to get Lucy back to replace one of the yoga classes as we just hadn’t had enough! In terms of healing taking place several people mentioned things that had happened that made no sense, to them on a conscious level. Feelings, movements in parts of bodies that had previously had surgery or medical issues. I for one believe that it works at a cellular level and it seems after the gong baths a few people who could not logically understand what had happened, simply succumbed to the magic of it all.
We like magic, we love The Shed and we love to share so make sure to keep a look out for upcoming events in The Shed.