Sound Of Mind

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When my Mum first told me she’d been to a sound bath, I literally had no idea what she was talking about. 

She explained that it had nothing to do with water as I first suspected and was all to do with sound and relaxation but it was still a long time before I actually experienced a sound bath for myself.

Well, earlier this year, before the apocalypse, courtesy of one of my BFF, Lynsey’s Shoreditch House membership I finally did.

We met up bright and early in Shoreditch on a cold but Sunny Winters morning outside Sound Of Mind and were quickly welcomed in to the studios.

I was pleasantly surprised that it was more luxurious than bohemian inside, dark and cosy, lit with fairy lights.

The gongs are situated in the middle of the room with comfortable mats lined up around the edge, pillows to rest your head on and blankets to keep you warm.

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Gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, drums, pipes and bird noises were all used along with aromatherapy oils and incense to create a holistic sensory experience.

I have to say, the hour went by very quickly, I was actually worried I’d fall asleep in a dark room, all cozy with my eyes closed (ask my boyfriend, I can never make it through a full movie whilst curled up on the sofa on an evening) but although feeling relaxed, I was enchanted by the sounds and managed to stay awake and definitely left feeling calm and balanced.

I’d 100% recommend a trip if you’re London based, I’m certain I’ll be going back once the apocalypse is over and the world gets back to normal.

Sound Of Mind don’t just do gong baths but also yoga, meditation and massage.

To find out more, check out the Website.

Sound Of Mind

28 Redchurch Street

Shoredith

London

E2 7DP

If you’re not London based, google search for a sound bath near you.

Vegan Dippy Eggs

Before going vegan, a boiled eggs with soldiers was without a doubt one of my favourite breakfast options and one of few things I’ve actually missed since being vegan.

Well I don’t have to go without anymore!

I tried a few different recipes for this but although seemingly simple, all  either tasted too salty or too curried but I believe with trial and error, I’ve got it cracked! (that was a terrible pun wasn’t it?)

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Serves 4

Ingredients

3/4 cup of water

2 tsps of cornflour

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp kala namak (black salt, you can find it in most Indian shops)

2 heaped tsps nutrirional yeast flakes

Method

Pour 1/2 cup of water in a pan and heat.

Add the cornflour to the remaining 1/4 cup of water and stir until there are no lumps.

Add nurtitional yeast flakes, turmeric and kala namak to the pan of water and continue to heat.

Once boiling, turn heat down to simmer and stir in the water/cornflour paste.

Stir until the ‘yolk’ thickens.

Serve in egg cups with soldiers!