The Gong Newsletter

Gong Yoga Newsletter: June 2021 – The Beginning of Gong Yoga

Gong Yoga Newsletter: June 2021 – The Beginning of Gong Yoga

The Beginning of Gong Yoga When I first began my book Gong Yoga, it was shortly after the beginning of the 21st century. While I had been experiencing the sound of the Gong in a Kundalini yoga environment since the early 1970s, it was some years later that I coined...

Gong Yoga Newsletter: May 2021 – Gongs from Another Planet

Gong Yoga Newsletter: May 2021 – Gongs from Another Planet

Gongs from Another Planet   The sound of the Gong is perhaps one of the most other-worldly and ethereal sounds produced by a musical instrument. It takes you out of your body and also your mind with its truly cosmic sound. It is almost like you are on another...

Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2021: The Secret of Playing the Gong

Gong Yoga Newsletter March 2021: The Secret of Playing the Gong

The Secret of Playing the GONG While the Gong is in some ways one of the most welcoming instruments to learn how to play, the secret to playing it well for healing and therapy depends upon our understanding of how the mind works in relation to sound. The human mind...

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2021: Getting Close to the GONG

Gong Yoga Newsletter February 2021: Getting Close to the GONG

Getting Close to the GONG In days of old, it was said that simply being in the presence of a Gong could bring great healing. And in southeastern Asia today, people still make a pilgrimage to the temples where the great gongs hang, simply to touch it, be close to it,...

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...

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...

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...

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2020: Full Moon, New Moon, GONG!

Gong Yoga Newsletter September 2020: Full Moon, New Moon, GONG!

Full Moon, New Moon, GONG! My favorite days to play the Gong for healing, therapy, and recovery are the days of the Full Moon and New Moon. And as a Vedic astrologer and longtime Yogi, I can tell you why. In the practices of Yoga, it is recommended to meditate and...

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...

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”...

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2020: Gongs Can Keep You Healthy

Gong Yoga Newsletter April 2020: Gongs Can Keep You Healthy

Gongs Can Keep You Healthy For those of us who have experienced the effects of a gong well-played, there is no doubt that the sound of the Gong promotes healing all on levels. Could there also be a connection between using the gong to not only heal past conditions but...

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...

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...

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2020: The Perfect Gong for You

Gong Yoga Newsletter January 2020: The Perfect Gong for You

The Perfect Gong for You People always ask me what is the best Gong for them? There are the practical questions of course: the cost, the size, the manufacturer, and so on. Yet the real question to ask: Does the Gong match your vibration, your frequency? Every object...

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...

Gong Yoga Newsletter November 2019: Play the Gong, Heal the World

Gong Yoga Newsletter November 2019: Play the Gong, Heal the World

Play the GONG, Heal the World With Jupiter entering the sign of Sagittarius this month (see my current Astrology newsletter), opportunities abound for learning, teaching and travel to foreign lands for spiritual advancement. And this is especially true for gong lovers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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