I’ve been trying to get out a bit more and experience other teachers workshops and events. It’s easy to fall into an echo chamber if you’re not careful! Hearing your own voice all the time and sticking with well used phrases or poses. This week’s treat was a sound bath.
So on Sunday evening, our very own Tony, Caroline our new pilates teacher, my friend Ozzy Deb and even my mum and her friend all went to The Victory Hall in Hamstreet to experience Martin Holme’s Sound Bath with Storme and Sarah who provided the sounds and instruments themselves. Martin has provided many sound baths for me in the past, at retreats and wellbeing day’s so it was wonderful for me to go along and simply take part. Most people are a little unsure what to expect and the best advice, Storme told us, was not really to expect anything at all.
What is a Sound Bath?
The idea of a sound bath is that the sounds literally wash over you, other than that you don’t really need to ‘do’ anything, but simply enjoy. Tucked up super warm under lots of layers, woolly socks and my trusty eye pillow, I laid down and got comfy. Martin had told us we would be there for about an hour and a half so we all got settled in and I couldn’t believe how fast the time went. It felt like about half an hour – it was incredible! Starting off with soft sounds, building up to encompass gongs, drums, gentle tinkling, vibrant crescendo’s and soothing melodies the evening moved along in a symphony of sounds and experiences. I lay there relishing every moment and kept saying to myself “I hope this never ends!” Sadly it did, but with plenty of time for tea and even homemade cake, the whole three hour long moment in time was total bliss. Five stars! Highly recommended.
Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that
—energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.
Next on my list is with Penny Fletcher of Penny Sharing Yoga and her Reiki Yoga & Flute Sound Bath in two weeks time. A morning of blissful yoga and some more waves of good energy. Penny is a super experience reiki practitioner as well as highly trained yoga teacher. She’s based around Biddenden so you can catch her classes if you’re over that way. I’ll let you know how I get on with that, however it just goes to show how many amazing things are going on in our area. Usually you’d have to travel to London to experience this depth of experience or knowledge and yet here we have so many amazing teachers right on our doorstep.
I can’t quite claim to stepping out of my comfort zone as all these activities are things I love doing! But it’s been a joy to get out more and do some new things. What new things have you done recently and how did you find it?
Look forward to hearing from you!
Bright blessings in the meantime,