I’m always looking for new healing modalities and ways to handle stress better. When I took the SMART training at the Benson-Henry Institute a few years ago, I learned how stress can physically alter your brain. Also, when you have certain mystery diseases, such as fibromyalgia (which I do), stress reduction is key.
My self-healing journey led me to a local energy sound healer named Bernadette Yao. I participated in one of her online energy sound meditations the other night. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I figured I would get something out of it since I already have a smidgeon of a daily meditation practice and I love music.
I was delighted to do my first-ever “chakra tune-up” before the sound bath meditation. Bernadette briefly explained the seven chakras and their associated colors. Then we went about the business of deep breathing and singing a specific vowel as we moved through each chakra and Bernadette played alchemy crystal singing bowls.
Then we started the sound bath meditation, which was about 15 minutes long. Bernadette played a variety of the crystal bowls and accompanied with her soothing voice.
In a word, it was lovely. Calming, peaceful, and much-needed at the end of a long week. I am psyched to add this type of meditation to my self-healing toolkit.