There are so many ways we can naturally restore our sense of wellbeing – meditation, yoga, time in nature – many of which are a part of the wellness classes and activities that make up the Eden experience. However, a method we incorporate and celebrate here at Eden you may not be so familiar with is Sound Bowl Healing.
Our guests have reported remarkable benefits from their experiences in our Sound Bowl Healing sessions, led by the wonderful and ethereal Gaby Lou.
Gaby has been a part of our team at Eden Health Retreat for almost 10 years sharing her wisdom and smiles, offering both group and individual Sound Bowl Healing sessions to our guests.
In this journal entry, we reached out to Gaby to share her expertise on Sound Bowl Healing and the incredible impact it can have on the mind and body.
An introduction to Sound Bowl Healing
Sound Bowl Healing is a relaxing sound healing journey that takes you beyond time and space. We start with a gentle breathing meditation to prepare the body to slow down and for the mind to let go and surrender to the experience, allowing the sound frequencies to encompass you both in and outside your physical body. This helps to strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system, shifting from a fight versus flight mode into rest and digest mode.
There are no prerequisites or experiences needed before your first Sound Bowl Healing session. Simply lie down, get into a comfortable position, and surrender to the sound. As you do so, the sound frequencies stimulate your endocrine and lymphatic system, giving your body a gentle detox. It’s important to therefore drink lots of water in the 48hrs following the session.
One of the best things about Sound Bowl Healing is that it bypasses the mind. You can be wide awake or sound asleep. Regardless of your state of awareness, the sound frequencies travel through the air, reach your body and travel through the energy pathways (meridians) within you, stimulating your body back to balance. Back to harmony.
How does it work?
As Nikola Tesla once said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
If we know that everything is a vibration, we can consider ourselves as a body of sound. Our heartbeat, our breath and our blood flow all have a sound vibration. From the core of our cells to the distant galaxies in the universe, protons and electrons are always vibrating. We are all frequencies. The moment energy within us becomes stagnant, the flow of energy is disrupted. From this, we may feel anxiety, stress or depression. The ease is gone.
The moment you allow yourself to be encompassed by harmonious pure sound frequencies, the right environment for energy flow is being created within you. Then, your own body can heal. It can realign with harmony and energy flow is restored. Our body already has the wisdom to heal itself. All we need to do is offer the right environment to do so. That’s what Sound Bowl Healing creates within you: the perfect environment for your body to excel and thrive.
What benefits can one reap from sound healing?
Sound healing synchronises brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation, helping to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of the cells in our bodies.
It can help you clear energetic blockages and thus facilitate healing on a physical and mental level.
As a result, some of the benefits include:
- Lower stress levels
- Fewer mood swings
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced cholesterol levels
- Improved sleep
- Stimulated immune system
- Deep relaxation
- Pain relief
- Mental and emotional clarity
- Calming of overactive adrenals
Who can benefit?
Our Sound Bowl Healing is a session open to everyone and anyone.
I’ve heard wonderful feedback not only from women but also from men who have shared how much they were amazed by my Holistic Energy Healing private treatment. This is truly a healing experience that everyone can reap the benefits from.
How is this practice applied at Eden, and how does it compliment the retreat experience?
At Eden, guests can experience this practice at two group Sound Bowl Healing sessions per week where they’re able to experience a sound journey with crystal singing bowls, hand drum, wind or planetary gong, chimes, Tibetan bowls, ocean drum and flute and more.
The individual Sound Bowl Healing session is called Holistic Energy Healing Therapy and is offered as a private 75-minute session, where I use Acutonics tuning forks (specifically calibrated space grade material tuning forks – almost like acupuncture but without needles, just using frequencies), guided meditation and Reiki (hands-on healing) energy healing to release stagnant energies and restore the body back to balance. It supports emotional and mental healing as well, and by the end of the treatment, you will feel a deep sense of relaxation and well-being, mental clarity and inner peace.
The feedback from guests is always an expression of gratitude – they are very impressed and so amazed they can’t even put it into words to describe the almost out-of-body experience.
To experience Sound Bowl Healing, amongst a personally-tailored schedule of other deeply restorative wellness classes suited to your health goals, click here to submit your reservation enquiry and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the details of your stay at Eden.
Gaby Lou is a Reiki Energy Healing Master and Teacher, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, Sound Therapist with 5 different international qualifications and the owner of the Holistic Healing Academy Australia.
Her passion for sound therapy, meditation and yoga have taken her to hold sessions for men and women around the world in yoga studios, private retreats and even at the Australian Army (Gallipolli Barracks, Brisbane), where she worked closely with injured soldiers at the Army Rehabilitation Centre with sound healing, meditation and yoga.