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Bathe in the dulcet tones of bowls and chimes at these Indy sound baths

Whether you’re already a meditation guru or a busy bee who needs an hour to simply slow down, sound baths are a popular new way to calm your mind and body.

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Local sound bath instructor Jen Knife creates beautiful tones with her crystal bowls.

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Now that temps are cooling down, we’re ready to turn up the volume on some R&R — starting with sound baths.

What’s a sound bath?

A sound bath is an experience wherein a facilitator uses tools such as singing bowls to create vibrations and sounds that wash over a room of people lying down with yoga mats, blankets, and pillows.

It may sound like just a bunch of hocus pocus, but instructors and participants believe that these vibrations and sounds can help them rest, meditate, align their chakras, or even physically heal their bodies. At the very least, you can get a good hour-long nap out of one.

If this sounds like music to your ears, read on for tips + local studios where you can find one.

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Blankets and pillows are essential for keeping you cozy during a sound bath — bring your own or call ahead to see if they’re offered by the venue.

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What should I bring/expect?

Some sound bath participants report having powerful emotional responses to the experience, while others simply lay there and try not to think about their to-do list.

Regardless of what camp you’re in, your body temperature will naturally cool when you’re prone for an extended period of time, so layers, sweaters, and socks are recommended. If you really want to get cozy, you can even bring your own blanket. Most indoor sound baths will provide pillows or yoga bolsters to keep you comfy, but it’s best to call ahead to confirm.

Where do I find a sound bath?

Here are a few places that regularly offer sound baths led by local instructors. Check their upcoming events calendars to find specific dates:

Know of someplace we missed? Or have your own sound bath testimonial? Let us know.

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