The Gong Newsletter

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...

Gong Yoga Newsletter August 2017:How to Listen to the Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter August 2017:How to Listen to the Gong

Put On Your Gong Ears: How to Listen to the Gong How do you listen to the sound of the Gong? Most people simply relax on the back, with their feet pointing toward to the gong player, and let the sound pour over and through them. And that’s nice. But it may not be the...

Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2017: The Gong as Therapy

Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2017: The Gong as Therapy

The Gong as Therapy Are you ready for therapy? Gong Therapy, that is. If you have only experienced the gong in a group setting or yoga class, you may not fully realize the power of the gong to heal and transform. Gong Therapy is done one-on-one, the gong player and...

Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2017: Gigantic Gongs

Gong Yoga Newsletter June 2017: Gigantic Gongs

Gigantic Gongs:  When Size Matters Gongs are often priced by size, and the sound they produce varies dramatically as their size increases. So it’s no surprise that gong players, and people who love the gong, can be a little obsessive with this probing question: How...

Gong Newsletter May 2017: Land of Gongs

Gong Newsletter May 2017: Land of Gongs

The Land of Gongs Have you ever heard a bonang played before? It sounds a lot like a gong because it is a gong. When the Dutch explored what is now Indonesia in the late 1500s, the encountered a huge round metal instrument that the natives said was imbued with magical...

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2017: Too Much Gong?

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2017: Too Much Gong?

Too Much Gong? Maybe! Can we ever get too much gong? No, no, you cry. We love the gong. Please gong us. If not too much, then how much gong? Is it like a great meal, a great yoga class, or great sex? Do you really want it to go on for hours? (Well maybe). But actually...

Gong Newsletter March 2017: How Loud is That Gong?

Gong Newsletter March 2017: How Loud is That Gong?

How Loud is that Gong? Most people experience the sound of the gong as “loud” even when played at a medium volume because of the power and complexity of the sound it is capable of producing. And if the gong is played poorly, it sounds even louder because of the...

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2017: Gongs – The Universal Language!

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2017: Gongs – The Universal Language!

Gongs – The Universal Language! There are some words that are the same in all languages. Starting with variations on “hello,” we have words like “mama” and “papa,” “tea,” “coffee,” “chocolate,” “pizza,” “shampoo,” “bikini,” and others that are almost the same...

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2016: Finding the Perfect Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2016: Finding the Perfect Gong

Finding the Perfect GONG! When you consider that a well-made gong will outlive you (and most interpersonal relationships!), it’s obvious that you want to select the Gong in Your Life much as if you were selecting a life partner. Like the modern world of relationships,...

Gong Yoga Newsletter November 2016: The Sound of the Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter November 2016: The Sound of the Gong

The Sound of the Gong Mehtab is the author of Gong Yoga, Teaching Gong Yoga, and Gong Therapy The gong has been involved in every kind of human activity, from the earthly to the ethereal. In Buddhist monasteries, gongs call the attention of the gods. In ancient...

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