Wellness is about reaching a state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. While popping a pill every time we experience a headache caused by stress may seem the norm, there are other paths one may actually pursue.
Every Friday, Jojo Struys OhanaJo Founder runs a class on candlelit moon salutations and sound bath healing. Yoga practitioners might be accustomed to the moon salutations classes, however when it comes to sound bath healing, it’s still new to many and as unique as it sounds.
Sound healing is the process where the practitioner uses specific aspects of music to improve the health of the ones following. According to Jojo, the sound healing therapy improves many facets of one’s life including emotional and social development, cognitive functioning, psychological and psychiatric health.
In her classes, she uses the singing bowl therapy. The sound produced by the metallic bowls is quite similar to a gong or a bell. These bowls are believed to calm and repair the mind as well as reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve breathing and circulation, alleviate aches and pains as well.
Above it all, the sounds truly improves the mood of the listeners.
Usually done in accordance with sleep yoga, the sound healing therapy is then played as practitioners fall into a relaxed state at times even dozing off midway through. Practitioners might feel as though the sound is travelling around the room creating a relaxing vibe that is even able to induce some of the practitioners into a lull but also allow some to cry as it is seen as a way to vent out the stress.
With the ability to send the listener into the deep state of relaxation, Jojo believes that this form of therapy will have the ability to subconsciously plant new seeds of positive energy and fresh ideas while breaking negative thinking patterns from the past. So instead of resorting to medication to deal with stress anxieties, sound healing might be the solution to dealing with through the path of wellness. The classes are open to all levels of practitioners as well.
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