New York City-based sound therapist, meditation teacher, and author Sara Auster has published Sound Bath: Meditate, Heal and Connect Through Listening. Part practical guide and part memoir, the book introduces readers to new perspectives on the nature of sound, revealing its transformative and healing properties. Recounting healing practices from her own recovery following a tragic accident, Auster guides readers to a personal state of serenity.
Sound Bath addresses common questions on sound therapy, meditation, deep listening, and its connection to healing. Each section is accompanied by personal anecdotes, pictures, informative diagrams, and motivational quotes related to sound. Additionally, Auster leaves the reader with exercises at the end of each chapter to put the lessons into daily practice, giving each individual the power and tools to be their own healer. These exercises focus on eliminating discomfort with triggering sounds, the power of vocal toning, and how to use deep listening to build stronger relationships while increasing empathy.
“Sara Auster is the sorceress of sound, and her new book Sound Bath is a guide to exploring the world of sound through her eyes, ears, and heart,” says Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow, and bestselling author of Own Your Glow. “The book is deeply soulful and rooted in science, anecdotal stories, and Sara’s incredible experiences as a sound practitioner and meditation teacher.”
For more information on sound baths, check out our piece in the Jan/Feb issue.