December 17, 2021
Maybe it’s family dinner, a function with friends or an outing with people that you haven't seen in ages.
There are going to be gatherings this holiday season, and you're going to find yourself in conversation with people that have slightly different opinions than you.
Don't go running for the door just yet...
Our differences are what make us special, and human. If we can train ourselves to be able to relax in the face of conflict, we can more deeply experience family, friendship and our humanity.
Here's how it may go...
Someone has a thought or opinion, and it’s really gets you. You feel that knot in your stomach, or that rising heat of fire being stoked by disagreement.
We are going to take minute, pause and take a deep breath in and let it all out and check in with our breathe.
Are we breathing shallow, and high into our chest? Is the breathe flowing deeply into the belly?
Short and shallow breathing, or outright holding our breath with kick in our sympathetic nervous system - fight or flight mode. We are going to get ready for battle and drum up a physical response in our body.
We can stop this by pausing, breathing deeply into our belly and kicking in our PARAsympathetic nervous system to bring us into a relaxed mind + body space.
Find yourself space or a corner and try some BOX breathing along with Sam Lightwork this Holiday Season.
October 01, 2022
So, what are the uses of singing bowls? How do you play a singing bowl for relaxation, anxiety, or sleep?
Singing bowls are proven to calm nerves by slowing the breath rate and heart rate. It’s great for winding down at the end of the day and before exercises like meditation or yoga to enhance their rewards.
This is the third part in a series of five articles aimed at decoding the complete guide on singing bowls for beginners and pros. Go ahead and check my earlier posts if you haven’t already.
September 27, 2022
Having an acoustic body, singing bowls are one of the easiest musical instruments you can play without a lot of practice. But what’s the right way to play a singing bowl? Is there an advanced way of playing it? What to remember when playing the singing bowl?
There isn’t any right or wrong way to play a singing bowl, but the Gong Beat technique is the best for beginners. Rimming is the next step, followed by the Wah Wah technique and the multi-handed technique (for advanced users)
I’ll teach how to play a singing bowl several ways with stepwise guides for beginners and pros.
This article is the second part of a series of five posts that teach A to Z about singing bowls.
September 27, 2022
Singing bowls or inverted bells are thousands of years old and available in wide varieties today.
Moreover, these bowls are completely acoustic and played with wooden mallets atop cushions or palms.
But how well do you know singing bowls? What are the three important parts of singing bowls?
Whether you’re new, or very practiced with singing bowls, this article will help you build a concrete foundation to play, use, and grow with them.