Soul Body Ojai is a sound therapy and healing mecca. Why? Because it works! Most of our teachers are also sound therapists. We offer soundhealing trainings, community soundbaths, weekly gong yoga nidra, and private customizable events for those wanting individualized experiences. We have an in house sound therapy room designed to make all of our classes into healing zones with mulitple instruments, including the largest gong collection in the Ojai Valley. What benefits might you expect from such an experience?
One study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that an hourlong sound meditation helped people reduce tension, anger, fatigue, anxiety, and depression while increasing a sense of spiritual well-being. The sound meditation used a range of Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, gongs, Ting-shas (tiny cymbals), dorges (bells), didgeridoos, and other small bells. People who had never done sound meditation experienced significantly less tension and anxiety afterward, as well as those who had done it before.
There are many different theories that attempt to explain why sound experiences can be linked with deep relaxation and physical pain relief.
Sound-based vibration treatment has been shown to help people with pain from arthritis, menstrual pain, postoperative pain, knee replacement pain. Sound-based treatment has even been found to improve mobility, reduce muscle pain and stiffness, increase blood circulation, and lower blood pressure.