• Rest and Digest

  • By: Sara Auster
  • Narrated by: Sara Auster
  • Length: 10 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (1,129 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this sound bath experience, renowned sound therapist, meditation teacher, and author Sara Auster harnesses the power of peaceful sounds and quiet guidance to help calm your mind and relax your body before bed. Linger softly in the pre-slumber state as Sara helps you access a gentle transition into restful sleep. She will guide your breathing while playing a variety of soothing, overtone-emitting instruments, including tuning forks, crystal singing bowls, and more. Sara has specially designed these recordings with the intention for rest and, ultimately, sleep.

In order to get the most out of your listening experience, she recommends you dim the lights and lie down or sit in a comfortable position with an eye mask and a blanket, silence any alerts or notifications, and use earphones. These things allow you to completely unplug and connect with the present moment to intentionally prepare for sleep. Your body has permission to slow down and rest, to receive without the need to respond or react.

Begin your experience by focusing on your breath, then allow yourself to drift into a spacious and dreamlike state. All you have to do is arrive with an open mind, and listen.

Sara Auster is the leading voice in sound bath experiences, and considered a pioneer and master of the form. Sara has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, TIME, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and she has facilitated large-scale, site-specific sound bath experiences at iconic venues around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, Madison Square Garden, Palais de Tokyo, and SummerStage in Central Park. Her live sound bath events are celebrated as transformative, therapeutic experiences for balance, relaxation, and well-being. We’re thrilled to be able to bring this unique sound experience to the comfort of your own bedroom for the first time.

This title is part of a collection of audio experiences created to deliver your best sleep during this difficult time

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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Annoying tone

No. Not relaxing at all. Constant shrill electronic tone like a heart machine when a person dies. Cannot remove from my device either.

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The worst possible choice of white noise!!

Wow!! Incredibly annoying white noise!!! More like an ear piercing form of tinnitus!!! My ears are still ringing!!!

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Sounds like tinnitus

At first I thought something was broken. These are the kind of sounds you try to get rid of, not listen to on purpose.

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No relaxing at all

Sadly I just got annoyed . I really wanted to like this and slip into heavy sleep but it just creeped me out .

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  • jb
  • 04-21-20

Yup.

Not really a sound bath and/or meditation person. But I am so mellow right now after listening to this.

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The sound is too much

I gave it a shot, figuring it was just probably some old geezers complaining about the noise, but it really is annoying. Could’ve achieved a more relaxing tone with a better thought out synth. Anyway, just breathe through your left nostril for 10 minutes is the basic idea.

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  • LQ
  • 04-24-20

Very Relaxing!

I enjoyed every bit of the time. I love it very much. I will use it again!

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Music For The Soul

This was really a treat! I loved listening to Sara’s voice guiding me in this practice! Although brief, I felt totally immersed and very relaxed. Thank you Audible and thank you Sara Auster. Looking forward to being able to hear more.

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Waste of ti.e

Breath through left nostril...Dong ding...then over? Total waste of 10 minutes! Was more awake from frustration afterwards...

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Wonderful

If you haven't tried a sound bath before, what a wonderful intro this is! Sara's talents are such a gift and this is such a good way to take your mind off everything and let your body and mind fully relax. Thank you!

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  • Londongayle
  • 02-04-21

Set me on edge

The background noise made me feel like I was having my teeth drilled. Not relaxing at all. I am noise sensitive and it just went right through my body. I feel I could possibly have listened without that, but had to give up after about two minutes.

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  • 05-31-20

Avoid if sensitive to noise in my opinion

Probably great for a lot of people but as I am sensitive to noise I found the tones painful to listen to right from the start.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-19-20

Dog hated it too

This gave me the heebeegeebees. Designed by someone who hasn't a musical bone in their body, the tones are just irritating and at odds with anything that I consider to represent relaxation. I really didn't enjoy the experience at all.

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  • coolreader
  • 08-29-21

Difficult to digest

Felt restricted by this breathing technique and also uncomfortable. That chimey noise in the background? Well I'm sure it's supposed to have some special calming properties, but it did not resonate with me at all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-21

Brilliant

I slept very well after listening to this e book. Worked for me thanks.

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  • Ian Capuvanno
  • 07-29-21

Helps me relax and sleep

The sounds heard are not necessarily nice but I find the sound is easy to maintain attention on and that I think is the purpose. After 10 minutes of the audio, I am less anxious and prepared to sleep or meditate.

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  • Craftlover
  • 05-03-20

Unpleasant noise

I did not persevere with this - I didn't like the sound and in fact did not mean to purchase it at all after listening to the sample.

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  • Jaspar b.
  • 01-09-22

very annoying voice. instantly turned it off

awful. irritating voice, completely unlistenable. not what i needed at all. hear yourself on tape before making an audiobook.

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  • Loveredshoes
  • 07-10-20

Do not download

Do not download it’s rubbish and you can never get rid of it. The meditation one doesn’t even work.

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  • Adelaide Swinhoe
  • 05-22-20

do it anywhere and get instant benefits

I listened to this in the doctors waiting room. I feel light and peaceful. I highly recommend this meditation.

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  • Deblicious2220
  • 05-20-20

Unique experience

I have used sound therapy before on CD
but now sound therapy being accessible via an audiobook on AUDIBLE makes it work for me better.
Those mind clearing but gentle lingering sounds ARE WONDERFUL
This is the best and easiest way to meditate and achieve a peaceful experience

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  • Kelly Bradshaw
  • 05-15-20

beautiful

very relaxing to listen to vefore sleep, helps to slow down and unwind for sleeo

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-20

The breathing may have been good but the background noise frequency was too much

I find the background noise to this to be earpiecing. I was unable to continue listening. The frequency may be ok for some but I just found it too much.