The Gong Newsletter

Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2019: Take This Gong Outside!

Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2019: Take This Gong Outside!

Take This Gong Outside! With the approach of Summer Solstice, I got the following email: “I was invited to a yoga festival to play the gong during relaxation. Any advice about playing the Gong outside?” First of all, playing the Gong outside is amazing. The ambient...

Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2019: A Small Gong is Good to Hold

Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2019: A Small Gong is Good to Hold

A Small Gong Is Good to Hold Many people start their gong playing career with a mid-size gong that can produce a wide range of sound. The 24” to 32” gongs are the friendliest to learn to play, not as hard to control as a small gong and easier to manipulate than a...

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2019: Creating the Sound of the Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2019: Creating the Sound of the Gong

THE SOUND OF THE GONG When we hear the gong for the first time, it challenges us to experience sound in a surprising and almost totally unique way. It is unlike any other musical instrument, both in how it behaves and how it interacts with the listener. All musical...

Gong Yoga Newsletter: March 2019 – The Sacred Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter: March 2019 – The Sacred Gong

Writing about what you love is easy. After writing three books about the Gong, and working on my fourth, I’m passing the 100,000 word mark about this amazing instrument for healing and transformation. Yet in some way, all that really needs to be written about the Gong...

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2019: Know Gong, No Pain

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2019: Know Gong, No Pain

Know Gong, No Pain When I train people in Gong Therapy and sound healing, I always learn new ways the Gong is helping people in their healing journey. From diminishing addictive responses to enhancing glandular activity, the gong can play an important role as a...

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2019: Gong from Another Planet

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2019: Gong from Another Planet

The Gong From Another Planet Planetary Gongs, or gongs that are tuned based upon the orbital considerations of the planets, are very popular with people I teach. The planetary gongs are said to bring the various astrological attributed of the planets into our lives...

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2018: The Mysterious Chakra Gongs

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2018: The Mysterious Chakra Gongs

The Mysterious Chakra Gongs Yoga teachers and sound healers often work with the chakras, or energy centers, in their sessions and classes with students and clients. And of course the Gong is also often used in these healing environments as well. There are many ways to...

Gong Yoga Newsletter – November 2018: Gongs are Priceless

Gong Yoga Newsletter – November 2018: Gongs are Priceless

Gongs Are Priceless I train people all over the world how to play the gong. And by the end of first day of training, everyone wants to buy one. And then everyone finds out how much a nice gong can cost. The reality is that for a higher quality European made gong (the...

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2018: Sleeping with the GONG

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2018: Sleeping with the GONG

Sleeping with the GONG Have you ever heard anyone snoring during a gong relaxation? It can be a little annoying, especially if it turns out to be yourself. Yet it does seem natural to zonk out during a deep relaxation. But if you do sleep with the gong, you may be...

Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2018: Gong Breath

Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2018: Gong Breath

Gong Breath Do you have gong breath? We hope so. Gong breath allows you to deeply experience the effects of the gong. Here’s how to get it: Breathe and Listen Gong relaxations are sometimes misnamed gong baths which imply that the listener should passively and simply...

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2018: Go Gong Yourself

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2018: Go Gong Yourself

Go Gong Yourself Warning: If you do not own a gong yet, you may soon. It is a wonderful thing to be gonged, to show up and relax and hear the sound of one or many beautiful gongs played for you. And truly it would be amazing to hear the gong every day and receive its...

Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2018: The Ultimate Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2018: The Ultimate Gong

The Ultimate Gong? Everyone who plays or listens to the Gong wants the best frequency, the purest sound, and the ultimate vibratory experience that the Gong can produce. Is there such a thing as the Ultimate Gong, a gong so perfectly designed that it does it all?...

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2018: Be Quiet – It’s a Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2018: Be Quiet – It’s a Gong

Be Quiet – It’s a Gong For most people, the Gong is a loud musical instrument, capable of producing crashing, splashing sounds of color and penetration. And indeed, sometimes the Gong is played that way, with its sound becoming at times overwhelming to the listener....

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2018: The Gong as Art

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2018: The Gong as Art

THE GONG AS ART In some of the ancient writings on the Gong, it was said that even “the sight of a gong could cure all ills.” One interpretation of this is that when you are within proximity, or sight of a gong, there is a constant healing field being generated by the...

Gong Newsletter December 2017: Yogi Bhajan and the Gong

Gong Newsletter December 2017: Yogi Bhajan and the Gong

Yogi Bhajan and the Gong It is not an overstatement to say that Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga, was the most influential individual in spreading the use of the Gong, from India to the Western world, as an instrument for meditation and healing. Beginning in...

Gong Dharma Newsletter – November 2017

Gong Dharma Newsletter – November 2017

The Two Sounds of Your Gong The Gong is renowned for its complexity and multiplicity of sounds, and its ability to create an incredibly rich soundscape. Yet there are are only two basic sounds the Gong produces: Fundamental Tones and Harmonic...

Gong Newsletter November 2017: Gongs Not Bongs

Gong Newsletter November 2017: Gongs Not Bongs

Gongs – Not Bongs My first experience is using the Gong was in a Kundalini Yoga ashram in 1974 where it was played by teachers for recovering drug addicts. Our ashram served as a half-way house for ex-drug users, primarily heroin and cocaine. They lived a yogic...

Gong Dharma Newsletter – October 2017

Gong Dharma Newsletter – October 2017

The Moody Blues Rock and Roll musicians “discovered” the psychedelic Gong in the late 1960s and 1970s. I think my first exposure to the sound of the Gong was at a Moody Blues concert when they performed “Knights in White Satin/Lament.” At the...

Gong Newsletter October 2017: Dying to Hear the Gong

Gong Newsletter October 2017: Dying to Hear the Gong

Dying to Hear the Gong The Gong has been used for centuries in almost every ritual, ceremony, and rite of passage known to humankind. In Buddhist monasteries, gongs call the attention of the gods. In ancient Greece, they open the realm of the dead. In Borneo, they are...

Gong Dharma Newsletter – September 2017

Gong Dharma Newsletter – September 2017

The Octagong When does a gong have eight sides? When it is made by Martin Blase, master gong maker in Germany. I obtained this gong from Martin last summer in his studio after hearing its amazing sound. My wife says the sound of the Octogong...

Gong Newsletter September 2017: A Gong for Every Chakra

Gong Newsletter September 2017: A Gong for Every Chakra

A Gong for Every Chakra! Many people experience healing and relaxation from the sound of the Gong. And the gong has been used therapeutically for a wide range of applications, from treating addictions, balancing the emotions, and even reducing inflammation in the...

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