How a singing bowl helped one JR find calm, relaxation and a peace of mind
Tsang explained that the combination of sounds created a kind of resonance effect: this is when the natural vibration frequency of the body is magnified by the vibrations of something else. In this case, the vibration frequency of the Shruti box was the same as the “Om” sound. It was quite a novel sensation.
The final part of the workshop was the most relaxing – perhaps too relaxing for some, who didn’t manage to stay awake. We lay down on the floor while listening to the singing bowls once again, and although the activity was not designed to send people to sleep, more than a few nodded off. The actual purpose of the activity was to focus on visualisation. People felt a range of sensations; some said that they could see colours or even a river while listening to the singing bowls.