Sound Baths, Sound Stress Relief – Indianapolis monthly

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Sound Baths, Sound Stress Relief - Indianapolis monthly

Scrub the mind with old music frequencies.

Lesley Saligoe from Lesley Saligoe Botanicals.
Photo by Tony Valainis

What if you could Reduce tension, symptoms of depression, tiredness and anger simply by taking a bath? Better still, what if that “bath” consisted of soothing noises?

Sound baths are springing up around central Indiana, and people line up to lie down and listen. A sound bath is a trendy relaxation and meditation session in which participants “bathe” in sound waves generated by Tibetan singing bowls and other mystical sounding musical instruments while remaining still – in a sense yoga without movement.

Lying on a mat and feeling the literal vibrations of sound from the instruments being played along with nature sounds is the easy part. Quieting a racing mind over the next few hours is more of a challenge for most. According to herbalist Lesley Saligoe, who runs baths by appointment at her private studio near downtown (and also offers free sessions through her), it’s not uncommon for memories or new ideas to pop up or people to fall asleep during a session on YouTube channel , Energy Edit by Lesley Saligoe). Saligoe doesn’t promote her class. “Word of mouth usually brings people in, and that agrees with me,” she says. “It helps me connect sincerely instead of just trying to fill each of my sessions to make money.” When the bath is over, participants gently return to reality – hopefully full of zen.

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USD 10 per session, by appointment only.