Inspiring Events & People

WHY ARE GONG BATHS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Inspiring Events & People
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I’ll never forget my first gong bath, a room packed full with people and these amazing vibrations cursing through my body. I’d already been into yoga and meditation but this was a different level. But why do they work so well? Gong baths use sound and their frequencies to allow the mind to move into Alpha and then Theta brainwave states. Alpha states indicate deep relaxation and allows the brain to daydream, use imagination and firing up associative thinking and theta occurs during REM or dream sleep and deep meditation, when the body can begin to heal itself.

The frequencies of the gongs and the brain become as one and this method is great for those who find meditation a challenge, as the gongs literally transport you to deeper levels of consciousness.  Sessions are typically under an hour and the effects can be long lasting. Gong maestro Alicia Davis collaborated with me recently on a yoga workshop and has this to say about gongs – “ some of the words people use to describe the effects of receiving a gong bath are –  Amazing. Powerful. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. Trance-inducing. Healing. Gong Baths are one of the world’s most ancient modes of healing used for thousands of years.  They have the potential to be transformative and help people achieve lasting well-being”. For more info on Alicia visit http://www.earthsongsoundhealing.com/

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WHAT IS SATISFY THE HUNGER ABOUT?

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Inspiring Events & People
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I had so many different name ideas for this site but satisfy the hunger seemed to encapsulate what I was hearing from so many – a need to find food and practices that nourish our depleted, stressed out selves. Why I decided to do a site in the first place was because my yoga students would ask where they could find out about my food and get advice on recipes and techniques and my private cook clients wanted to know more about the yoga I offered so I decided to put it all in one place. My posts will focus on practices and techniques that nourish the body and the soul across the spectrum of food and yoga but always with an emphasis on the practical. Who has time to prepare three-hour gourmet ‘raw’ meals or two-hour early morning yoga sessions? Ok maybe some, but for the rest of us we need to access practices which are, do-able, fit with our lives, are effective and satisfy the hunger within for a life that sustains us.

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