A friend of mine attended a live chant event I led last week, and gushed about how it felt like a sound bath to just listen to me singing, the bansuri flute playing, and hear the group singing along with the rāgas and mantras.
Normally, I try to get people to DO THE PRACTICE with us, because I figure it's like food... you get more out of it when you chew it and swallow it yourself vs. watching someone else eat. That's why I have (stubbornly) stuck to empowering people looking to really train in mantra and nada yoga with skills, techniques, and practices.
While I know for 100% sure that music is therapy (because helping others tap into the transformational power of sound is my life's work!), I RARELY sing for others in a sound bath or what people would typically think of as sound healing! I prefer to get people singing from the bowls of their own pelvis rather than to use crystal bowls... and I believe our bodies and voices are much more finely tuned instruments than anything man made.
However, my friend's point really hit home for me. She's a busy work-from-home mom, and she had the recording on in the background while she was doing her million daily chores. She said that having it on felt like going to a sound bath of mantra and Indian rāga, even though she didn't actively chant along.
Here's the recording she loved, which she called a mantra sound bath! It really blew my mind because I had never thought of it in those terms before.
I'd also like to highlight one of our all-time best sound healing frequency songs on youtube! I still cry every time I hear it. In a good way. 😂
It's a healing mantra song with the mantra Om Namo Nārāyaṇāya that I recorded in Tokyo a few years back, produced by my dear friend Ayana Dake. When played as recommended, most people experience a 9-minute deep emotional release music therapy meditations.
Check out this Peace Mantra for Healing post for my personal best practices for your listening pleasure and maximal music therapy.
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