Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Gong Bath at Soul Love Center

Gong bath at the opening of Soul Love (photo credit: Marisa Hardnadh
Ever since I got back from the Gong class in Hong Kong, I've been integrating gong baths in my Kundalini Yoga classes.

Today I gave a gong bath at the opening of the Soul Love Center in Alabang Hills.

The sound of the gong reaches the body on a cellular level, encouraging integrated healing of body, mind and spirit.

The benefits are tremendous. A gong bath relieves neck pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, muscle pain and improves joint flexibility and range of motion; Creates deep relaxation and clears the mind and reduces stress and anxiety; Stimulates the glandular system and improves its function and stimulates circulation; Organizes emotional energy; Aids in breaking addictive behaviour; Regenerates neurons and their interconnections and regenerates the nervous system; Clears the aura and opens and aligns the chakras; Clears the sub-concious mind from negative thought patterns; Strengthens and parasympathetic nervous system and helps repair the damage to the nervous system caused by stimulants (eg coffee) and stress.

I gave my 87-year old mother a gong bath right the day after her operation on February 5 and she was able to relax and sleep soundly after.  She said that it was her best sleep in a long time.

Kundalini Yoga master teacher Harijiwan explained "The Universe is powered by Sound. The gong is the basic creative sound. Out of the gong comes all music, all sounds, all words. The sound of the gong is the nucleus of the Word. Think of the human body as a divine instrument with strings. We are composed of 72 strings. The crown chakra - the thousand petal lotus - impact 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 string causes all thirty trillion cells of the body to resonate, to dance - forming patters 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."

The best way to enjoy a gong bath is to relax and surrender and let the gong work its healing magic. If you want to try it, I'll be at the Soul Love Center every Wednesday to teach a 90-minute Kundalini Yoga class from 10am to 11:30am. I will be giving 30-minute private gong baths by appointment. To book, email

Monday, 8 February 2016

Conquer your Anger and Fear Kundalini Yoga at Yoga+ on February 20

Do you experience butterflies in your stomach, jitters, heebie-jeebies? Are you gritting your teeth? Are you feeling like you can't move forward and something's holding you back?

There are certain emotions that can hold one back. These are anger and fear.  Anger that is not expressed stays in the body and becomes ingrained in the psyche as neuroses which become habitual reaction patterns.  Fear, on the other hand, is an instinctual reaction to avoid harm and remain safe. The sensations are tangible - the butterfiles in the stomach, shakes, jitters. Fear manifests doubt, suspicion and ultimately, non-action.

Next Saturday, on February 20, I'll be conducting two feature Kundalini Yoga classes in Manila specifically to "Let Go of Inner Anger" at 10am and "Shift from Fear to Love" at 2pm. The kriyas and meditations will help channel inner anger and fear to break these habitual patterns and to consciously act instead of unconsciously react to the challenges of life.

I'll be giving a gong bath at the end of each class to release any remaining stagnant energy and blocks. The sound vibrations will repair the body at the cellular level and allow deep healing to take place.

If you want to conquer your anger and fear and welcome more loving relationships into your life, the classes will be held at Yoga+ Makati located at the 3/F Cambridge Center, Tordesillas St. Salcedo Village, Makati.  The rate is P799 per class or P1,499 for both classes. For info, contact (+632) 847-0697 or (+63-927) 558-1829.