Upcoming event „Bathing in Gongs“
Price of participation is 10 euro for an adult (7 euro for those with financial difficulties) and 5 euro for a child.
The event lasts around one hour.
Place: Ogmios miestas, Lakūnų 24, E. Špokaitės baleto studija, II a.
More about the sound of singing bowls and gongs, their effect
Music and sound can be a powerful instrument of self-healing. This method can serve either as a medication by itself or as an additional remedy while undergoing a particular treatment. Sound therapy is widely used throughout the world for its calming, stress lowering capabilities. It creates a deep feeling of inner harmony and peacefulness and is useful for controlling the pain. It is also an effective remedy against insomnia, depression and blood-pressure disorders. The power of sound can even assist in giving up bad habits.
Self-healing. Where does it come from?
Sound and its vibrations are known to work in several ways:
- Affecting the brain cells and causing an impact on the body (vibration)
- Affecting emotions and feelings
- Calming the mind, a psychological effect
Usually, our brains function in the so called „beta“ rhythm (14-30 Hz) which deals with solving various problems of the outside world. It has to do with the conditions of stress, anxiety and fear. The more we stay in such conditions, more of the „stress“ hormone is being produced.
The main task of sound instruments is to switch our brain from „beta“ to „alpha“ (8-14 Hz) and „theta“ (4-8 Hz) brain waves. Alpha rhythm is the most important biopotential of the brain, just like the one of the Earth’s magnetic field. When this rhythm is leading, we think extra efficiently but at the same time our body gets a chance to relax and recover. Alpha rhythm is a “bridge” between outer consciousness and deeper levels of contemplation. In this level, a human is able to unite the logical and creative abilities of the left and the right sides of the brain and use both of them more effectively. It leads to the discovery of talents, abilities and capacities that lurk inside of us. While listening to the gongs we are able to switch from alpha rhythm to theta rhythm. Sub-consciousness can then be easily reached. As a result, creativity begins to manifest itself, the immunity system becomes simulated, regeneration starts up and our abilities of self-healing increase significantly. Barriers melt. By diving to the very depths, we reach delta waves rhythm (0-4 Hz), where the actions of our organism get harmonised and lead to recovery and a sense of wellbeing.
How does it work?
The sounds of ancient instruments such as the gong or singing bowls create vibrations varying in their frequency. Those vibrations affect us by spreading intensively through our body. As 80% of our body is purely water, it is the perfect conductor of vibrating sensations. The result of those vibrations is a subtle internal massage of all body cells. According to physics, vibrations make the object existing alongside it to resonate accordingly (as in the fundamental of clock arrows, when pendulums of two separate clocks synchronise in the same rhythm while moving). Similarly, the body transits to a particular rhythm as well, is vibrated and therefore recovers. After some time, harmony is felt in both the emotional and physical levels. Harmony is a result of peacefulness, calmness and self-healing. That is why these instruments were used since ancient times to “force“ the brain activity in some particular fequency.
The sound of a singing bowl (also known as „Tibetan“) is used in meditation, for the vibration it produces is equal to the vibration of „AUM“ mantra. It is the vibration of the Earth spinning around its axis. In our deep, inner „self“, we recognise that sound with its vibration. Our mind calms down, our brain switches to „alpha“ and „theta“ rythms and we relax deeply.
How do we do that?
In an individual session, a person wearing comfortable clothes lies down and the bowls are positioned around him or on top of him as changes are being made in their position. A session lasts for one hour, folowed by drinking tea. The so called „bathing in gongs“ sessions are organised when greater amounts of individuals are present. Even after one session, the effect is felt. The mind calms down and brings relaxation. In cases of difficult life situations, when there is a lot of stress and fatigue, such session are recommended to be held once a week.
Individual session of „Sound massage“
During this hour you will relax and be calmed down amazingly. All you need to do is to lie down and enjoy the sound. The sound which will lead you to your very own depths. Senses evoked by gongs are deep and different for each individual. What you will feel depends on yourself. On your inner state and condition, on your need to experience something. It reflects what you are, what you feel and what you need at that moment. It is a mirror. That is why only you can tell what is a theraphy of gongs. The sounds of gongs are sounds of peace. When you are calm, you bring peace and tranquility to this world. I wish you all to live in peace, to bring peace and to be peace.
I am inviting you to come and enjoy the sounds of gongs.
Following are several responses from the evaluation questionnaire of the “Gongs with Vyrenijus” event, which was held on December 2011 in “Stimulus” sport club.
Selected comments regarding bathing in gongs:
- I liked it very much, everything was GREAT!
-I liked that before gongs there were yoga exercises, since I had a chance to see that in his own yoga home, Vyrenijus does bathing in gongs without any yoga prelude. I would really like to participate in this event in the future. Thank you for offering me and opportunity to get to know such an interesting experience.
- I liked the atmosphere, the emotions and the diversity of people very much. Vyrenijus is amazing!
-I liked it very, very much!
-Everything was excellent.
-It could start a bit earlier, at 18.30 for example, if there is yoga prelude.
- It was too cold.
-Simply amazing! Makes me want to experience everything again in that same, extraordinary place.
-The atmosphere and the feast were just great. It has been a long time since I had a chance to relax so successfully. I slept as a baby afterwards. Not only has the sound of gongs got stuck in my mind, but the information that Vyrenijus spoke of regarding the effect of their vibration. Moreover, the communication with this warm and nice person has left a very good impression on me. I feel very satisfied to have attended that event.
- Everything was great.