My Edmonds News sponsor Yoga for Life will be offering a unique and esoteric multi-sensory sound bath and slow flow yoga practice on Saturday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Instructor Howard Lamb will lead a meditative slow flow yoga class as sound healer Joe Lauletta plays the Chao Gong and crystal singing bowls with background ambient electronic music on the studio’s high-end surround sound audio system. According to the yoga studio announcement, all senses will be stimulated and activated when combined with aromatherapy, multi-colored lighting system and video backdrop projection. The class is open to all levels, including beginners.
“The gong is one of man’s most powerful and oldest transformational and therapeutic instruments. It emits strong vibrational sound waves which can be felt throughout the body,” the announcement said. “Ancient cultures such as Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, and Mongols have used gongs for ritual, ceremony, prayer, and meditation since the beginning of recorded history. Both relaxing and energizing, its transforming and healing properties are ideal for permeating the body while in yoga poses that open chakras and connective tissues.”
The announcement continues: “Crystal bowls target the body’s chakras, which are receptive to the sounds and vibrations. Chakras are commonly referred to as the “wheels of energy throughout our body”; each one has a specific power that regulates one’s life force. When chakras are unaligned we become ill or feel unbalanced, can’t sleep, become stressed and then immunological responses are triggered. Sound healing realigns our body’s chakras and healing begins.
“Many have said it’s like a musical concerto to serenade one’s self during the practice. Others recount how the sound waves vibrate throughout their body relieving muscle tension, pain, racing thoughts, PTSD; while improving sleep quality, immune system response, and inner peace.”
Class participants are invited to stick around afterward for YOGA UNVEILED “Evolution & Essence of a Spiritual Tradition” – “5,000 years of knowledge presented in one visually beautiful film,” for a $5 suggested contribution.