DIY SOUND BATHS
Ways you can wind down at home
1 SELECT SOUNDS
There are a wealth of good sound bath downloads you might like to try. “A great sound healing app is The Third Ear by Leo Cosendai,” Re:mind’s Yulia Kovaleva tells us: “It has recorded sound meditations with any of these amazing instruments.” For crystal singing bowls, try Crystal Healing Transmissions (crystal-singingbowls.co.uk) or her new album Conception by Crystal Light (available on itunes). Scania, meanwhile, has a selection of gong baths as downloads (iamscania.com).
2 WEAR LAYERS
It’s a good idea to opt for soft, unrestrictive clothing. Socks and a warm layer might come in handy too. Your body temperature is likely to dip when you’re in the meditation.
3 GET COMFORTABLE
You’ll be laying down for about an hour, so you need to ensure you’ll be comfortable during this time. A good place to start is using a yoga mat, soft pillow and a fluffy blanket or two. If lying flat strains your back, you may find it helpful to place a rolled-up towel under your knees to support it. Every body is different, though, so spend a bit of time adjusting your position until you’ve got it right.