Soundbath for sublime peace and wellbeing
What is a soundbath?
A soundbath is a deep relaxation session enabling you to access your own inner peace, and release the accumulated stress in your body and mind. You can lie down or sit comfortably, close your eyes, settle into stillness, and simply allow the beautiful music to wash over you.
There are a growing number of soundbath presenters in Australia, each artist bringing their own unique blend of instruments and playing styles. Carmen's soundbaths are very nurturing and loving, and sublimely peaceful.
What will you experience?
A soundbath is a concert with a difference and you may sense or perceive the musical sounds and vibrations in different ways. Some people tell us they feel the sound as a physical pulsation or hum in their body, or as if they are having an inner massage. Some see vivid colours or mandalas, or feel transported to another place or time. Emotions may ebb and flow during the soundbath. Some people describe a feeling of deep connection and oneness. A soundbath will nourish your body, mind and soul. Expect to float home afterwards.
What are the benefits?
The Ancients knew of the lasting benefits of pure vibrations. In our current culture, our minds and nervous systems are over-stimulated by noise-pollution and digital bombardment. The long pure tones of a soundbath are very soothing and calming, enabling you to release accumulated stress. A soundbath will leave you with a sense of wellbeing, of feeling relaxed, rebalanced, energised and nurtured. Your mind-chatter diminishes and you will feel incredibly peaceful, perhaps more peaceful than you've felt before.
Will a soundbath heal you?
Some people come hoping for a physical healing. We are not healers or medical practitioners. However, if you set a clear intention for your session, the soundbath (sometimes referred to as vibrational medicine) may facilitate a shift on an energetic level, and support your body's own natural ability to heal. Since stress is such a major contributing factor in our state of health, then releasing deep-seated stress through a soundbath can certainly clear the way for healing to occur. Your body knows what to do.
Soundbath artist - Carmen Warrington
Carmen Warrington (BA, DipDA) is a best-selling author, Meditation recording artist, and civil celebrant. She has been meditating and exploring consciousness for more than half her life, and is highly regarded for her ability to create very special atmospheres through her music and guided meditations. Carmen's instruments include:
- exquisite Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls made by Crystal Tones in the USA.
- Japanese and Tibetan singing bowls
- Bamboo koshi chimes
- wood and metal chimes
- brass glockenspiel
Her Soundbath session begins with a short spoken guided meditation, and includes her lovely singing with the bowls and chimes. People describe Carmen's voice as very nurturing, very loving ... like a lullaby for the soul.
"There are 3 elements to a soundbath - the instruments, the soundbath artist ... and you. The interplay of these 3 elements creates a unique experience at every soundbath."
Soundbath artist - Gong-master David Jones
For special events, or large groups of participants, Carmen invites David to join her, and they present the Soundbath together - with a beautiful array of special meditative instruments.
David's instruments include:
- Tibetan and Japanese bowls
- South African kalimba
- Indian drone instrument
- Bells and chimes
David Jones is an award-winning drummer/percussionist and composer, and is an Honorary Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Carmen and David are life-partners who have shared a meditation / vegetarian lifestyle for 27 years. Both are meditation practitioners since 1984. In 2008 the ABC commissioned them to write and record the "Meditations for Life" series of 8 guided meditation CDs. They've been presenting soundbaths together since 2003. They play the instruments in a state of karma yoga, or meditation-in-action.
Carmen and David create a beautiful, nurturing atmosphere for your soundbath experience.