Back in October, we highlighted a Flare on Breathwork and the Unbundling of Mindfulness. Sound baths, a meditation practice of “bathing” in sound frequencies traditionally generated by crystal bowls, gongs, or cymbals, are another slice of this unbundling. 

Like many wellness trends commodified from ancient traditions, healing through sound is nothing new. Tibetan and Aboriginal cultures have been using singing bowls and didgeridoos for meditation and therapy for millennia. 

The practice has been steadily heading mainstream pre-COVID and hasn’t stopped since.