The Gong is an archaic instrument used thousands of years ago by man. This sacred element has been used in many areas of the human being, however it stands out mainly in rituals or ceremonies of a transcendental nature, such as births, deaths, important celebrations, in which the human being changes from one state of life to another.

The gong immerses the listener into the world of the transcendent and the magical. Its fundamental sounds surround us with powerful harmonics that modify our energy vibration and that of the world.

The most recent studies on the gong consider it a very useful element in the field of meditation since its sound causes an instantaneous modified state of consciousness. Thanks to its great resonance and depth of sound it creates a deep relaxation, freeing us from the torrent of thoughts that our mind discharges and stimulates the glandular system towards a higher level of functioning.

It was Yogi Bhajan who brought the gong to the west when he left India to spread Kundalini yoga.

Since then the way of playing has evolved thanks to gong masters such as Don Conreaux, Methab Benton, Sheila Whittaker and more.

A Gong has more than 80,000 vibrations and is said to be identical to the bijamantra "Om" the cosmic si.


Gong effects

The gong and its vibrations have the ability to get rid of energy blockages in the meridians or astral tubes, but also in physical channels such as veins and arteries. This results in the organs and muscles that are in relation to a particular channel that is blocked again can vibrate at their healthy frequency.

It can help you free yourself from mental and emotional blocks, reduce stress and tensions in the physical body, harmonize and heal your soul, connect with your true essence.

You can see how the energy in the body increases, some people have experiences outside their body, others enter a state of deep relaxation, others fall asleep. The experience is unique and personal.

It is about not resisting the vibrations that bathe you, they can for some people seem strong and powerful.

I always take a little gong bath after each class and also longer meditations with bowls and gong on special occasions. During this hour I sometimes also use other instruments such as the drum, shrutibox, Tibetan and quartz bowls, flute, violin and of course the voice.

Gong Masters

Don Conreaux

Formerly known as Baba Don and Guru Jagat. Master Don was one of the original five Kundalini Yoga teachers appointed by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Don also studied the gong writings of Dane Rudhyar. He established the 1970-76 Nanak Dwara Teacher Training Ashram in Phoenix, Arizona. His first teacher as a Teenager in 1952 was Paramahansa Yogananda, receiving his Kriya Initiation in 1953.

Don originated: The Yoga Gong of Holistic Resonance, the title of Master Gong, Gong Therapy, The Bath Gong The Gong Puja, Spiritual Free Jazz and Songs and Concerts for Humanity.

Mehtab Benton

He is the creator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book on the use of the gong in yoga practice. He has trained yoga teachers, therapists, and musicians around the world in the art of playing the gong.

He created the clear instructional DVD how to play the Gong of Yoga, Meditation and Healing. His most recent book, The teaching of Gong Yoga: theory and practice, is the first comprehensive book on the use of the gong in all yoga practices and traditions.

Mehtab has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1974 and has trained hundreds of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga teachers. A certified Vedic astrologer and trainer, Mehtab also offers astrology readings for clients to assist them in their selection of Planetarium Gongs.

A long-time resident of Austin, Texas "The Music Capital of the World," Mehtab has lectured at the Gong in the University of Texas Master Teacher series and has been a yoga teacher of sound classes since 1998.

Karin gibson, kundaliniyoga and meditationteacher, yingyogateacher (level1) MEM-Gongyogateacher, Gongmaster-trained by Don Conreaux (2 mastertrainings) and Methab Bhenton.

Karin is a workshop and course leader in gong, shrutibox, himalayan singingsbowls among a lot of other instruments.

She also gives courses in liberation of the voice.