with Leo Cosendai
A gong bath, or gong meditation, is a holistic practice which is designed, just like yoga, to help one burn up their emotional history and karmic blockages. So much more than just an old musical instrument, it has been considered to be the most powerful Guru that has ever lived by many yogis, for no human mind can resist its tones. The gong acts as an accelerator of altered states of consciousness. It creates a space in which there is both a coming together of the senses and a union of the real with the unreal. It feeds its surroundings through an acoustic space, in which harmonic and dissonent tones add and subtract from each other, giving us the chance to re-stimulate both our pituitary and pineal gland. A gong bath is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing the healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). It also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves (freq. range of 3-9Hz), whilst decreasing cortisone levels. Something that infants and children do very well. Just like the tones it produces, the experience it induces is different every time.
Before we all get to hear the way of the gong, the class will go through a series of exercises which focus on breath, meridian Chi flow, and the release of endocrine hormones. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.
Leo is a sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux (one of the 5 original Kundalini teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in the late ’60s), and is still learning to this day, through the practice of a combination of Kinesiology and Kundalini.