Bathing in sound waves
Do you know what a gong bath is? Until just a few days ago I didn’t know either. So, let me explain: A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where the gong is played in a way to bring about healing (more precisely, holistic sound healing). You are essentially taking a bath in the sound waves.
Sounds weird? Yes it was.. But fun at the same time :) I’m not sure about the ‘healing’ part (…) but it certainly was super relaxing. And as plain meditation doesn’t work for me, meditating while listening to the sound of the gongs did work.
If you are wondering what the mark on my forehead is about, I think that was some sort of blessing (?) that we received before our gong bath. We were also invited to hold volcano stones onto each other’s foreheads to feel the volcanic vibrations. I think that our volcanic stones didn’t want to vibrate for us.
Wine & Art at Christie’s
Before the gong bath we had a glass of wine and looked at pretty paintings and furniture at Christie’s. Some were more pretty than others.. but then I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder :)
Trafalgar Square and Pall Mall at night
I worked around St. James’s Square a while ago and hadn’t walked much around the area at night ever since. I still remember how getting taxis was such a pain sometimes when I left work late (that was before there was uber!). So yesterday’s walk to the tube reminded me on how pretty this part of London is at night. London visitors, do explore this area at night!