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Thu, Dec 09



Sound Bath on the Sound @ Noon - N12-9

Finally, a Sound Bath in the afternoons. Please come and join us in December

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Sound Bath on the Sound @ Noon - N12-9
Sound Bath on the Sound @ Noon - N12-9

Time & Location

Dec 09, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM EST

Rye, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY 10580, USA

About the Event

Thursday Afternoon Relaxing Sound Meditation

With Sound Therapist Gary Posner

Friends, I would like to invite you to 3 Daytime,   relaxing and meditative, Thursday Afternnoon Sound Bath Meditations.  Each week we will start with chakra toning. Toning, a form of sound healing, is the practice of making vowel sounds for an extended period of time for therapeutic or meditative purposes. Toning has  been shown to increase our oxygen level, lymphatic circulation, melatonin, pain reliever hormones, nitric oxide which releases oxytocin, and decreases blood pressure. This is a wonderful mid-day practice.  We will then lay down for a 45 min Sound Meditation.  While in the evening we spend most of our time in the "Gong section," for the afternoons we will focus on the relaxing Crystal Bowls. The session will end with a Chakra Energizing Bija Mantra and the chanting of Aad Guray Nameh - a chant of protection and clearing.   Then there will be time for a Q & A.

We will focus on the vibrational frequencies of The Tibetan Chakra System - an ancient healing system based on the interval of the Perfect 5th. According to Dr. John Beaulieu, music therapist and naturopathic doctor, some of the sound healing benefits of the fifth are: "alleviates depression; enhances joint mobility; balances Earth with spirit; directly stimulates nitric oxide release that is anti bacterial, anti viral and enhances the immune system, balances the heart, pituitary gland and sphenoid bone, balances sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system."

Sound Baths are a combination of restorative yoga, meditation and a sacred sound concert. They have been shown to reduce stress, enable deep relaxation, enhance creativity, possibly uplift the spirit and help with insomnia. Sound Meditations slow down your brainwaves and guide you into a deep meditative state or altered state of consciousness.  Participants lay down comfortably and then are “immersed” in the sounds, vibrations and harmonics of the instruments. Gongs, Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and shamanic percussion instruments are played in a clinically tested, therapeutic sequence to maximize benefits.   No previous knowledge or experience is required.  Sound is a very accessible form of meditation where benefits are usually experienced right after the first session. As my teacher likes to say, “simply lay down and bathe in the sound.”

You will need: An exercise or yoga mat and water.   Here is a link to an extra thick Mat .

Optional: You will be laying down for 45 mins, so having a blanket, pillow and eye pillow will add additional comfort to your experience.

Dates are:

Thursday, Dec 2 - 12 noon

Thursday, Dec 9 - 12 noon

Thursday, Dec 16 - 12 noon

About Your Teacher:

Gary Posner is an award-winning composer, musician, educator and Certified Sound Therapist,  earning his degree from The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST).  For the last three years, he has been facilitating weekly Immersive Sound Bath Meditation for the students, teachers and staff at The American School in London as  well as regular Immersive Sound Bath Meditations at Rosslyn Hill Chapel — a 400 year old Unitarian chapel in London, England. Most recently he started facilitating BAST style  Sound Bath Meditations in the Westchester/Southern Connecticut area.

Gary taught, studied and played music  all over the world. He composed music for HBO, Cinemax, ESPN, Court TV, Tru TV, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and History Channel. In addition, he  toured  and recorded with Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, The Grateful Dead, Ziggy Marley, Keith Richards, Debbie Harry, The Ramones, Television, The Fine Young Cannibals, The Gypsy Kings, Robert Palmer and Roberta Flack.

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