The Gong and the Chakras
Because of the intimate relationship between sound frequencies and chakras, the gong is a powerful instrument for opening and balancing the flow of energy through the chakras. As the gong is played with its wide range of complex frequency patterns, the chakras begin to come into a natural resonance. In effect, there is a grand tune-up of each energy center that releases a free flow of energy, creating a sense of fluidity and responsiveness in the energy body of the listener.
This can be experienced or expressed by the listener as deep sighing (first chakra), humming (second chakra), laughter (third chakra), crying (fourth chakra), coughing (fifth chakra), internal light (third eye), or blissful connection (seventh chakra). Sometimes the response to a released chakra can be as dramatic as man who had an out of the body experience, seeing his body as he looked down from the ceiling.
In effect, the complex and interactive sound of the gong creates a cross-communication between the chakras, releasing blocks and clearing old patterns that allow the subtle body to smoothly re-integrate and the energy centers to coordinate. In particular, by its coordinating and stimulating actions upon both the pituitary and pineal glands, the gong is especially effective in opening the sixth and seventh chakras, making it an ideal instrument for enhancing meditation.
Video demonstration by Mehtab: Ride the Wave of Sound
Author, Gong Yoga: Healing and Enlightenment Through Sound
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