The brain state gongs put you in is Theta (or lucid dream state). Gongs are the only tool know to man that can take you from awake state (Beta) into lucid dream state (Theta) in as little as one second. In Theta your body is completely relaxed. It's the state you're in just before you wake up in the morning, completely limp in bed but your mind is still active. And when you are in that state all your internal organs can operate effectively, and your immune system can kick in. And when that happens, you come back from your sound healing session rejuvenated renewed and refreshed.
The pure penetrating sound waves of the healing gong will enable you to break free of old patterns and regenerate and re-balance yourself. Working within all the parameters of the body there is nowhere that the resonance of the healing gong cannot penetrate. It will bypass the mind and go straight to the root of the problem. The gong heals the parasympathetic nervous system — the resting, digesting nervous system, which typical modern day people don’t nurture much. People say gong sessions help them handle life better, to be more relaxed. It trains their nervous system to easily be able to get back into the space of peace.
Clear your past, balance your mind, emotions and awaken your intuition with the sound of the gong. A powerful tool for meditation, healing and transformation, the gong's sound resonates to create deep relaxation, clear the mind and stimulate the glandular system to a higher level of functioning. It is therapeutic for self discovery, healing and purpose. The sound of the gong creates vibrations of space for healing. Within the sound, every cell and fibre of your body is penetrated and healed. This beautiful healing instrument facilitates the movement of prana (life force) throughout the body and meridians, awakening your consciousness for transformation. As the gong is played, blockages are removed from the energy field, meridians and chakras, creating an increase of healing energy in the body. This increased flow of prana awakens, balances and strengthens the entire energetic system. As the gong is played, the chakras begin to open and resonate with their natural flow and rhythm, drawing in more energy and vitality. The gong produces a continuum of sound or holistic resonance found in living objects that vibrate with every cell in their being. The gong is an engine of resonate power or "feeling" tones. Feeling tones are felt in a kinesthetic way as a result of sustained tone production of long, low waves of low frequency sound waves or oscillations. The body responds to prolonged saturation of sound by listening like a big ear, hearing with feeling. When this happens, the mental, emotional and physical bodies become both super-conductive, and super-regenerating as the strain caused by the normal resistance of the ego-identity no longer exists as a disease factor.
Why is gonging so conducive to meditation? Because the sounds switch the brain waves into Theta state, which is the second lowest of frequency of brain waves, consequently and very quickly inducing a state of spontaneous meditation.
Theta brain waves cycle at about four to seven times per second (4 Hz – 7 Hz), you are in Theta state in the early stages of sleep and as you are waking up; while you’re dreaming; when you’re in periods of enhanced creativity, as well as deep relaxation.
The reason the gongs can change your brain’s wave frequencies is because there is no fixed rhythm to the ‘music’. The brain cannot follow this non-rhythmic throng of harmonics so it surrenders to the process.
Gong players do not play a song, melody or a recognizable pattern, so the brain quickly gives up trying to find a pattern and lets go; it disengages from trying to process the sounds as having a logical structure. This allows the left, logical side of the brain to rest while the right, creative side of the brain is stimulated. That’s why gong meditation is great for creative inspiration and problem solving – because a different part of the brain is brought in to work on an issue.
While the gongs will most often switch your brainwave frequencies to Theta, you may also go even deeper and slip into Delta (one to four hertz), which is the state of deep sleep and complete relaxation. Delta brainwaves bring a number of benefits including reducing cortisol levels – the hormone released by stress that can damage parts of your body, and rejuvenation.
The Gong offers the following benefits:
Creates an extended state of mediation and relaxation.
Stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning.
Clears the subconscious, the mind and emotions.
Reduces tension and stress and stimulates circulation.
Heals the nervous system, creating powerful healing for the parasympathetic system.
Helps to awaken our intuitive faculties and create a transcended state of being.