New York Times
Sound Baths Move From Metaphysical to Mainstream
Dr. Helen Lavretsky, a psychiatry professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A., has practiced sound meditation for 11 years, using it for older adults with memory problems, among others. She said that participants will often fall into a state of profound relaxation and wake up refreshed.
Sound bathing 101: the newest meditation you need to know
If, despite your best efforts, you are yet to master meditation, then perhaps it’s time to take a shortcut to transcendence and immerse yourself in a supersonic state of mindfulness.
Sound bathing is excruciatingly on trend. However, music and sound healing rituals were used by ancient cultures, including that of Indigenous Australians, who played didgeridoos to heal broken bones and cure illness. Now scientists are tuning into the neurochemical effects music has on our brains. And while this research is still in its infancy, there is mounting scientific evidence music has powerful effects on our physical and psychological health.
New York Magazine
How to Meditate When You Suck at Meditating
Listening to my interview with Auster after the fact, I was shocked at how calm my voice sounded on the recording — I was unrecognizably chill. And later that night, I slept the deep, peaceful sleep of someone who’d never been on the internet.
I Took a "Sound Bath" and May Have Been Brainwashed (but I'm going back again next week)
This blissful trance followed me all the way home and into the next day. I wanted to tell everyone I know about my *life-changing* experience...