CHAKRA SOUND BATH • 1/22/17 • 6pm • @ Siesta Yoga
Christian and I are excited to announce our first Sound Bath. Given that this seems like an odd experience if you’ve never participated in a sound bath before, I’ve taken it upon myself to explain a few things. Please let me know if you have other questions about the event, studio, us, or other yoga-related things.
What is a Sound Bath?
A sound bath is called such because it is the experience of hearing sound in such an enveloping way that it feels like you are bathing in it. The sounds surround you and cleanse you in a way by removing tensions within the body and mind. The vibrations of the sound meet the vibrations of your individual body and mind at the specific time that the event occurs and the two dance with each other. The sound feels like a hug sometimes, like it’s piercing the skin, like it’s scrubbing you clean, like it’s dipping you gently in warm water, like a fuzzy blanket, like someone shaking you and telling you to get it together, like yoga, like mediation, like life. It builds and stabilizes and softens over the course of the sound bath. It is a different experience every time.
What’s the point of a Sound Bath?
The point of this workshop is to shake out all the junk you’ve build up over the last couple months. It’s a new year and we’re ready to help detoxify your energy field by wiggling out that which is unneeded. If nothing else, this is a nice opportunity to rest and receive. It’s a rare experience to be restful in a town that is full of activity and competition and hustling and driving and networking and… This workshop provides you a moment of peace, of reflection, of much-needed time with yourself (even if you bring someone, which we hope you do).
What is a Chakra?
I will explain this in very basic terms. “Chakra” translates into “wheel” and it refers to your body’s energetic field. There are many chakras in the body, but for our purposes, we will use a 7-Chakra system. There are 7 spinning wheels of energy along the spine, from tailbone to crown of head. Each wheel has the potential spin freely, so to speak (This way of explaining the energy centers is a metaphor used for easier understanding). The energy centers are represented by colors and emotions and musical notes and scents and so much more. Generally, the chakras are not in perfect balance. There are some that are heightened while others are descended. The 7 Chakras are located at the Root, Sacrum (our focus, more later), Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown. One example of an imbalance would be: You feel very loving toward those around, connected and understanding, and compassionate (Heart), but this prevents you from sharing truth with these people by sharing what’s on your mind, for you fear hurting feelings and negative responses (Throat). One chakra can overrule another as in the previous example, or one chakra can simply be imbalanced on it’s own, although inevitably, they affect one another. For instance, if you’re Solar Plexus is under-active, you might feel anxious or fearful; If it’s over-active, you might go on a power trip and command people around you, demanding that everything be your way. If it’s in balance, you are able to access your personal power without abusing it and you experience a healthy digestive system, for instance. There’s so much more than this tidbit to learn, but for the purpose of this article, this will suffice. I invite you to research the topic more or talk to me about it in the comments below or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Why focus on just one?
We have decided to focus on the Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana). “One’s sweetest abode” is one translation. This is the seat of self-acceptance, joy, creativity, sensuality, and passion. We will use the notes of the D chord (D is the note that represents this chakra) to swiftly clear out any resistance you may have to sitting with yourself and finding peace in that, even finding inspiration in that. Our objective is to create a little more flow in your energy field and in your life. As this lower chakra (the second one up the spine) starts to “spin” freely, the wheels above it will move a little easier as well.
Join us Sunday, January 22 at 6pm for this experience!
Siesta Yoga is located at: 1825 N. Western Ave, 90027 • Contact: (323) 464-9642