Music has the capacity to improve our mood but not all music is the same and not all sounds are equal. This is why Marc Tomkinson, sound therapist and founder of Sydney’s BuddhaBar Experiences, is stepping forward to help us calm our minds with sound healing sessions as well as holistic nightlife experiences in Sydney.
Sound Healing Sessions
If you haven’t heard of the Scientific Pitch, otherwise known as the Philosophical Pitch or Verdi tuning, then you’ve probably been listening to music in the standard 440 Hz. It’s not wrong, but it might not be the best. The lower 432 Hz, which has had many famous proponents including Prince, is claimed to be nature’s frequency and listening to music at this level is said to be much more optimal.
It has also been tested in small surveys and the lower frequency has been found to decrease clinical anxiety levels while an Italian research paper found that the lower resonancy also slowed your heartbeat when compared to the standard 440 Hz. While more studies will be required, the general consensus of 432 Hz listeners is that they’re more focused when listening and more satisfied after listening.
Marc Tomkinson combines this with ancient rituals, instruments and technology to curate meditative soundscapes that take listeners on a journey onto an optimal state of balance. The music will flow like a stream and will wash over you as you sit, listen and let yourself be carried away.
Conscious Dance Party
If you’re looking to avoid crowds of drunken revellers on a night out in Sydney, but you still want to let loose, dance and go all out on the dancefloor, then this BuddhaBar Experience at Circa B.C Bondi Beach is what you’re looking for.
The Conscious Dance Party event is an enlightening experience in Sydney that combines neuroscience, ancient rituals and music for a party like no other. Through music and movement, mindfulness and holistic connections, you will revive and boost the natural chemicals in your brain—dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins—to feel refreshed, nourished and lighter than ever before.
The evening begins with a gentle warm-up followed by the Ecstatic Dance DJ Set takes over and participants are guided on a journey by Marc Tomkinson. A sound healing bath slows the energy levels in the room and immerses participants before a sharing and closing practice ends the evening.
All you need to participate is an open mind and heart to take part and escape the typical drug-and-alcohol-fuelled pub and club night out.
For a profound and revitalising music experience to help you reconnect with how you really want to feel, look to these sound healing experiences and conscious dance parties. They are the perfect way to calm your mind and reenergise.