Sound Meditation at Lawline

Stephanie Freedman | April 24, 2017

Have you ever heard of people experiencing a case of the Mondays?  It’s that feeling you get when you don’t want to get out of bed and go to work, or do anything for that matter. Even though working at an amazing company like Lawline helps cure a case of the Mondays, there are those days where getting up to your alarm and getting to work feels like the hardest task. However, this week, Lawline had a culture event that made Monday a day that I was looking forward to.

The Lawline employees got to participate in sound meditation, something none of us were familiar with or had been exposed to before. We got to use our in-office studio for something other than producing award winning CLE content (shameless plug), and it was definitely an experience to remember. We dimmed the lights and laid out on yoga mats, unsure about what to expect. Our instructor explained the different aspects of listening to sounds, and how they impact our mood and behavior. He then had us lie down with our eyes closed, focusing on the sounds of different bowls and gongs while getting to inhale calming aromas meant to relieve stress.

At the end of each half hour session, all of the Lawline employees felt truly at ease. The instructor explained how utilizing sound for stress relief is something that we can do every day if we put in the effort. If we hear a car honking, instead of allowing it to anger us, we can channel that energy to make us feel empowered and ready to take on the day. Participating in the sound meditation was a great opportunity, and it certainly helped relieve the stresses that come with going into work on a Monday. I would suggest that anyone try it at least once!

This event was brought to us by a company called Sound Meditation Collective, and our excellent facilitator's name was Josh. We can't recommend him highly enough!

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