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Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2021: Your Magic Gong Ear

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2021: Your Magic Gong Ear

Your Magic Gong Ear In my gong trainings and workshops, students often ask me: What is the best location in a room to hear the gong?  In the center? Up front? Near the back or in a corner? Sitting up, lying down, head toward the gong, feet toward the gong?  There are...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter: August 2021 – Kids and Gongs

Gong Yoga Newsletter: August 2021 – Kids and Gongs

Kids and Gongs, Oh Yes! During my gong trainings, one of the more frequent questions is: “Is it okay to play the Gong for children?” My answer is, “Yes, but it’s better for children to play the Gong for you.” And here is why. [video width="224" height="400"...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2021: The Art of the Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2021: The Art of the Gong

The Art of the Gong I always tried to play musical instruments – and tried is the right word. I tried the clarinet when I was 12 years old – all I really remember about the experience was that it collected a gob of spit that I had to shake out. Then in my hippie days,...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2021: Gongs That Heal

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2021: Gongs That Heal

Gongs That Heal Do gongs heal? What is it about the sound of the gong that people find so beneficial for their physical, mental and spiritual well-being?  And are some gongs more healing than others? One of the ways that sound healing has been said to work is that...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2020: Gong Inside Your Head

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2020: Gong Inside Your Head

Gong Inside Your Head Like many gong players, I have moved my gong events online in webinars and trainings.  I have managed through various instruments and recording techniques to get a gong sound online that is “listenable” and people are responding well to the...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2020: The Gong Time Machine

Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2020: The Gong Time Machine

The Gong Time Machine Gongs do many amazing things, but perhaps one of their most fascinating effects is their ability to change time. Yes, a gong can be a time travel machine. People who relax or meditate deeply with the gong sometimes report past events that have...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2020: Show Us Your Gong Fingers

Gong Yoga Newsletter July 2020: Show Us Your Gong Fingers

Show Us Your Gong Fingers When you relax with the Gong, what do you do with your hands? Some people simply turn their hands palms up, like in yogic relaxation. Some rest their hands on their body or over their heart. And a few of you (and you know who you are) take a...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2020: My Gong’s Name Is…

Gong Yoga Newsletter May 2020: My Gong’s Name Is…

My Gong’s Name Is …. In southeast Asia, one of the origin points of gong making, the gong makers would often name the Gong they created, as a sign of respect and to honor the spirit that lived within the Gong. Such names as “Sir Earthquake” and “Honored Tiger”...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2020: The Venus Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2020: The Venus Gong

Venus Gong: The Divine Lover Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is the closest planet to Earth and plays an important role in all the mythologies and cultures of the world as both the morning star and evening star. It is the brightest object in the sky besides the...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2020: Gong to the Rescue

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2020: Gong to the Rescue

Gongs to the Rescue Perhaps the most common symptoms of spiritual malaise today are substance abuse and addictive behavior. Many researchers and therapists have recognized this connection between abusive addictions and spiritual disconnection, including psychiatrist...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2019: Gongs to the Rescue

Gong Yoga Newsletter December 2019: Gongs to the Rescue

Gongs to the Rescue! Many of us see the Gong as an instrument of transformation, meditation and deep relaxation. Yet one of the early uses of the Gong was for rituals, ceremonies, and for removing or defending against negative energies, such as acts of nature and what...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2019: Too Many Gongs?

Gong Yoga Newsletter October 2019: Too Many Gongs?

Too Many Gongs? Is it possible to have too many gongs in your life? Have you ever said during a gong relaxation where more than one gong was playing: “Stop! Stop! There are too many gongs! I can’t hear them all.” Can you have too many gongs of your own to play? Do you...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2019: The Sound of Earth

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2019: The Sound of Earth

The Sound of Earth  “It has dimples!” she said as she looked at my gong. The Earth Sound Creation Gongs certainly look different from any other gong. They are distinguished by a pattern of small nipple protrusions all over the front of the gong, producing a seemingly...

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Gong Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Magical Moon Gongs

Gong Yoga Newsletter August 2019: Magical Moon Gongs

Magical Moon Gongs Of all the planetary gongs played by yogis, sound healers, and therapists, the Moon Gongs may be most divinely human of them all. Even more the Sun, and especially in non-Western cultures, it is the Moon of all the heavenly bodies that has had the...

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