Want to learn to meditate but find it difficult? Learn from local sound bath artist, Sarah Gardner, about the healing powers of sound.
Healing Sound Baths with Sarah Gardner
Episode S2E12: Show Notes.
Have you ever felt down and unable to pull yourself out of a funk? When the thought of even trying to meditate or start a yoga practice seems like too much? Well, this episode might just have some answers for you! Have you heard of sound baths? They’re not actually baths at all, but rather an immersive sensory experience where healing sound waves wash over the body, activating the parasympathetic nervous system with very little effort on your part. Want to learn more? Luckily, today’s guest will tell you all you need to know. Sarah Gardner, known as The Gardner Girl, is a sound bath artist and mindfulness facilitator who works with corporate clients, athletic teams, coaching cohorts, students, families, and individuals to provide the ultimate experience in passive self-care. In this episode, Sarah shares her personal path to healing and highlights the very real correlation between sound and the human body, explaining how sound baths activate our natural rest, digest, and heal response and some of the other benefits you can receive from a sound bath session. To find out more, tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
• Find out why Sarah doesn’t refer to herself as a sound healer.
• Her personal path to healing, which began with understanding that it must start within.
• Some of the incremental lifestyle changes she made that amounted to a greater change.
• Understanding that healing paths are non-linear and continuous.
• The energetic catalyst that was Sarah’s first sound bath experience.
• What is a sound bath: an immersive sensory experience involving healing sound waves.
• The very real correlation between sound and the human body.
• How a sound bath activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the body’s natural rest, digest, and heal response.
• You don’t need to be coherent to absorb the benefits of this practice; go ahead, take a nap!
• Sarah explains why she calls sound baths a “meditation hack.”
• How sound affects everyone differently depending on our individual human biofields.
• Hear why Sarah doesn’t recommend a sound bath if you have unresolved trauma.
• Learn how she plays the bowls intuitively and improvises depending on the session.
• The imposter syndrome Sarah had to overcome to begin practicing as a sound bath artist.
• Sarah shares her self-care practice, which includes listening to ASMR.
• Some of the other instruments used during sound baths and why the human voice is one of the most powerful modalities.
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