Gong baths are a form of sound meditation that can help relieve stress and anxiety. Image by Manja Benic / Unsplash
Listening to music evokes a wide range of emotions - it helps us to study, party, chill out, work out and zone out. A gong bath is quite similar in that the right notes and beats help us to forget our problems and enter into a better state of mind. You lie down on a yoga mat with blankets, pillows and an eye mask while planet gongs, symphonic gongs or Tibetan singing bowls are played by a healer. As a form of sound meditation, gong bath benefits include relief of stress, depression, anxiety and a host of other symptoms that are detrimental to our well-being.
Experience It: Martha Collard of Red Doors Studio is Hong Kong’s go-to gong meditation expert, trained in many alternative practices including reiki, transcendental meditation, labyrinths, access bars and more. Similarly, PURE Yoga offers Nada Yoga classes, which focus on sound vibration generated by chanting, singing, mantra repetition or external sound such as singing bowls, tingsha or sacred musical instruments.