Yoga and Acoustic Induced Meditation
As research has already shown that sound can affect a person's mood and brainwave state then it is a natural step to incorporate sound baths with yoga practice. It is no coincidence that many of the benefits of acoustic induced meditation overlap with the benefits of yoga practice, including the promotion of energy balance within the body, the reduction of stress and tension and helping to harmonize the mind, body and spirit.
The vibrations of crystal singing bowls stimulate the body to help produce the alpha waves that are present in the brain in deep relaxation. Scientists have also found that breathing, meditation, and asana-based yoga practices increase the alpha wave activity which is associated with better perception and calmness.
There is also a direct relationship between the frequencies of tuned crystal singing bowls used in sound baths, the chakras and specific yoga poses:
Root Chakra - Security & Grounding
Red/C Bowl; Garland Pose, Chair Pose, Staff Pose and Warrior II Pose
Sacral Chakra - Creativity & Sexuality
Orange/D Bowl; Crescent Pose, Bound Angle Pose, Goddess Pose and Wide Angle Forward Bend Pose
Solar Plexus Chakra - Will Power & Self Esteem
Yellow/E Bowl; Camel Pose, Revolved Triangle Pose, Plank Pose, Bow Pose
Heart Chakra - Love & Relationships
Green/F Bowl; Lord of the Dance Pose, Cobra Pose, Wheel Pose, Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Throat Chakra - Communications & Truth
Blue/G Bowl; Cat Pose, Lion Pose, Shoulder Stand Pose, Plow Pose
Third Eye Chakra - Intuition & Foresight
Indigo/A Bowl; Thunderbolt Pose, Child's Pose, Downward Facing Dog Pose, Lotus Pose
Crown Chakra - Conciousness & Universe
Violet/B Bowl; Rabbit Pose, Forearm Stand Pose, Headstand Pose, Corpse Pose (Savasana)
If you are a yoga instructor and would like to learn more about adding acoustic induced meditation or sound baths to your yoga classes contact us to setup a consultation.
"Sound is the force of creation,
the true whole..."