Sound baths
6 Images

Sound baths

Sound baths

Geeta Novotny uses gongs and bowls made of metals or quartz and her voice to create a sense of deep relaxation or meditation with sounds.

 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sound baths

A sound bath, practitioners say, is a massage or a meditation, with sounds washing over you and running through you. Geeta Novotny uses her voice in addition to bowls.

 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sound baths

Geeta Novotny, shown here playing with crystal bowls, says, “I believe our voice is the greatest source of healing.”

 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sound baths

Sound practitioner El Larson demonstrates a Himalayan singing bowl sound session at her home in Pasadena.

 (Christina House / For The Times)
Sound baths

Sound practitioner El Larson demonstrates a wooden mallet and a trio of ancient Himalayan singing bowls used to create sound during a session.

 (Christina House / For The Times)
Sound baths

Sound practitioner El Larson uses a ganta with a suede mallet made from the material of Buddhist monks’ old wool winter robes to create sound during a session.

 (Christina House / For The Times)
1/6