You might be familiar with my love for the sound bath, as I’ve blogged about my treks out to the High Desert to enjoy the magical noise chamber known as The Integratron. I was beyond thrilled with my friend Cathy mentioned over dinner that there was a rad woman in L.A. named Jamie Bechtold who performed sound baths on the Eastside. Sound baths Los Angeles really exist! I am so thankful to have been privy to a free one on Wednesday night in celebration of Summer Solstice.
So what is a sound bath? From Jamie’s site: “During a Sound Bath participants either lie on the floor (on a yoga mat or blanket) or sit in a chair and just relax and listen. Most people close their eyes and go on an inward journey. Generally, a deep state of relaxation is achieved although some people do actually fall asleep. The sounds of the gongs and bowls take the listener on a musical journey within themselves. You leave more relaxed and peaceful than you were when you arrived.”
Jamie’s sound baths last for 60mins – unlike the 22 mins at The Integratron. It has been quite some time since I have felt so relaxed, there is just something about a sound bath my friends. The miracle of sound works on your body, mind, and stress. If you have yet to take one, I recommend you check out Sound Baths with Jaime Bechtold and then hightail it out to Landers for a desert experience!