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Free Gong Relaxation Session This Afternoon

The gong has been used for relaxation purposes for centuries around the world and a growing number of Icelanders are making gongs a part of their daily lives.

At 15.00 this afternoon (June 20) there will be a free-of-charge gong relaxation session at the Nauthólsvík geothermal beach in Reykjavík where people are invited to relax in the hot pot or lying on the sand and totally clear their minds.

Organizers hope the forecast remains good; calling for sunshine, light breeze and 11°C.

According to event organizers Green Lotus, the sound of the gong has a gently restorative effect on the body, mind and soul. The sound is good for bodily systems, and is especially beneficial to the nervous system, a statement says—adding that it releases nervous tension. The sounds also help to clear the mind and, as yoga practitioners will attest, the body and soul are better connected when the mind is not racing.

Gong relaxation started in December at the hot pot, with guests relaxing under the clear night sky for 20 minutes. It is now slated as a monthly event and is totally free to attend. The gong is played by yoga teacher Arnbjörg Kristín Konráðsdóttir.

People are asked to arrive with a blanket for the sand or swimming costume for the hot pot, and to get there nice and early in order to clear their heads, take some deep breaths and appreciate and connect with the surrounding nature before the session begins.

Over 130 people have already indicated their attendance on Facebook.

The Green Lotus offers a wide variety of yoga and other relaxing activities; including a yoga hike scheduled on Viðey island on June 30, which is supported by the City of Reykjavík and will also be free of charge.

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