Some of you may recall the Sound Bath events the library previously hosted in Classroom L. Several students attended these short sessions which encourage you to sit down or lay on the floor, close your eyes and literally bathe in the sounds surrounded by low lighting or darkness. Even small amounts of time (5 or 10 minutes) of clearing your mind from thoughts just before or after an exam can help ease your stress and prepare you for the mental endurance tests ahead. Many sound baths use special bowls, certain pitches of sound and other unique tools to strike emotional, mental and physical chords in the body for igniting relaxation and stress relief on an aural level.
16 Minute Sound & Forest Bath
In this sound and forest bath recorded by Metadata Services and Special Collections Librarian Rachel Evans you can virtually transport yourself to to a location surrounded by trees. Watch as we walk through the woods, or just listen to the music in the background as you study, work or relax. Read more about going out into nature for your own forest bathing experience!
More Resources for Relaxing with Sound
There are so many virtual yoga and mindfulness options out there right now, it can be hard to find where to start. Below are some videos librarians and staff personally recommended along with some UGA specific offerings you can join live from the Georgia Museum of Art:
Feeling like you are short on time? No problem! Try mindfulness practice on the go with the following apps, videos, and simple exercises you can do on your own, no matter where you are and no matter what device you may be using: