What is Gong Therapy ?
Updated: Sep 22, 2019
“Think of the human body as a Divine instrument with strings. We are composed of seventy-two surs or strings. The Crown Chakra - the thousand petal lotus - impacts each of these strings with a thousand-fold vibration. So there are 72,000 vibratory impacts that send energy throughout our system and these vibrations shape us physically, emotionally, and mentally. When the gong is played, the vibration of the strings causes all thirty trillion cells of the body to resonate, to dance, forming patterns that release blockages that have prevented the cosmic pulsation to flow freely through our being. Within this creative cosmic flow we find fulfillment, harmony, and love.” - Harijiwa.
Everything in the universe is made up of sound or vibration. Everything in us and around us is vibrating at a frequency.
Kundalini Yoga introduced me to the powerful effects of sound healing, through chanting and mantra. We each have our own unique voice and therefore vibration. Tapping into your vibration activates and stimulates energy, connecting and awakening you to your true essence.
Science has confirmed that frequency has the ability to adjust the chemical composition of our internal state and regulate brain-hemisphere imbalances. Moreso, frequency and sound vibration balance the nervous system and the endocrine system, normalising hormone production, which in turn balances our moods and overall sense of well-being.
In several Kundalini classes, as a student over the years, where the Gong is used in Savasana (period of relaxation and reflection at the end of a session) or to supplement a specific Kriya, the resonance of sound and vibration had a profound effect on me, deepening the effects of the practice and leaving me grounded and fulfilled.
While based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia I had the opportunity to attend Master Gong Training, under the patronage of Yin Xiong, Gong Master. Through it, the perspective of sound resonance added a new dimension to my own practice of Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda, connecting perfectly, allowing a structured continuity from modality to modality.
Vibration or Sound Resonance Therapy is based on the idea that all dis-ease is characterised by blockage in the energy channels on some level. When there is a blockage, the organ or system in question stops vibrating at a healthy frequency and therefore results in disease. Through sound vibrations one can soften, break up, dissolve and release these blockages. A body is in a healthy state of being when each cell and organ creates a resonance that is in harmony with the whole being.
The Gong is a deeply relaxing and healing experience, a sound massage for the body and mind, resonating with you on a cellular level, affecting how you feel and function. The Gong produces reinforced vibrations of the universe. It has the ability to prompt damaged human DNA strands to repair themselves, and further the power to rearrange the molecular structure and pathways within our brain. By altering brain waves from Beta (waking state) to Theta and Delta (deep meditation), the sound and vibration of the Gong creates deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing.
All that is required is to lie down, relax and let the sound waves wash over you, while the vibrational frequency of the Gong does all the work.