by Leigh Drake
With all of the press and word of mouth about the many benefits of meditation, it was definitely something that I wanted to do. So I took the trainings and set aside time, and would be successful for awhile . . . and then life seemed to get in the way of my practice of meditation. Some time later I picked it back up again - back and forth, in and out of regular practice. Not a unique story!
What I discovered through this journey of trial-and-error was that, for me, a practice that allowed me to deeply relax was not only the most sustainable, but also the most beneficial. And I know I am not alone in this; science backs my experience up. When we are deeply relaxed we move out of the sympathetic nervous system (Flight, Fright, Freeze) and into the parasympathetic nervous system (Rest & Digest). It is in the Rest & Digest state that I have the ability to soften my body and my mind, and have access to that part of me that cares deeply for myself and the world. To me this is a state of equanimity.
One of these deeply relaxing practices has been with the sound and vibration of crystal bowls.
If you are curious about the relationship between deep relaxation and meditation, if the possibility of using crystal bowls and sound as a meditation is intriguing to you, or if you have experienced a crystal bath before and are ready to treat yourself again, then click here to read about the Crystal Bowl Sound Bath Meditation event at unfold with me and Ashley Dahl on Sunday, April 15.
Written by teachers at unfold studios and guest authors.