As early as the 18th century, German scientist and musician Ernst Chladni demonstrated that sound affects matter. Then the experiments of Dr. Hans Jenny, a Swiss medical doctor and scientist, demonstrated that sound both affects matter and also creates, alters and maintains form, and that differing frequencies produce different results.
In the early 1980s, bioenergeticist Fabien Maman, along with Helene Grimal, a biologist at the French National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, explored the impact of sound waves on healthy and uterine cancer cells. The sound waves of a gong caused the cancer cells to disintegrate or ultimately explode.
A gong bath is excellent therapy for depression, fatigue, feelings of separation, loneliness, anger, fear, hostility and many other conditions caused by a lack of balance and harmony in the body and mind. According to Contreaux, “A Gong Bath is the most powerful form of holistic resonance known to man.”
In the simplest terms, the gong awakens innate wholeness and guides the body to a state of greater balance and harmony. A gong bath is as scientifically sound as it is mysterious. It is as other-worldly as it is logical. It requires nothing but receptivity in order to be fully experienced, but it must be experienced in order to be understood.
We wanted to bring the experience of gongs to all of our trainings. The Sun Gong is known for its vibration frequency similar to the Sun. The sound characteristic of Planet Sun Gong is comparable to that of Symphonic Gong in diameter 38”. Planet Gongs are tuned in conformity with the natural harmonic series based in the orbital properties of the Sun according to calculations of Hans Cousto. Thus they resonate in harmony with the cycles of the celestial bodies and communicate a distinct aspect of the “music of the spheres” so amply quoted since the Antique. Their sound color is extremely mysterious and conveys an unusual, unfathomable atmosphere. What most people might not know is that the practise of gongs goes back all the way to ancient Greece and its purpose was to train participants in eliminating fear.
At Conscious Yoga Academy we help participants to overcome fear, fear being a significant cause for the blockages in the flow of energy in our body. Mystics of the east say that one gong therapy can equate with many thousands of meditations.