A ‘sound’ way to heal prisoners

Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, inmates at Tihar jail remained in for a surprise when previous Director General of the prison Vimla Mehra took a seat with them in an attempt to recover them with sound.

In a very first and unscripted program, Ms. Mehra carried out a noise healing session with 10 prisoners in Central Jail number 4 at Tihar School of Art. The session was also gone to by Jail Superintendent Rajesh Chauhan.

Inside a little space, 10 inmates who had an interest in the session lay on their back with their arms resting at the eyes and sides closed as the previous DG took out the devices– singing bowls, rimming sticks, wind chimes and tingsha bells– from her jute bag.

“Are you all set for meditation? You’ll hear noises like you are listening to soothing music. Envision you are in a jungle … there’s fresh air … chirping of birds … you are breathing easily,” she said to the inmates who appeared to be in a state of trance.

For the next 15 minutes, she utilized different combinations of the equipment which emanated “healing” sounds. The prisoners were then asked to gradually open their eyes and get up to the environment around them.

‘Food for soul’

“Ma’am, neend aa gayi thi [Ma’am, I went to sleep],” said an inmate after the session was over. 2 others nodded in arrangement.

Outside the room, in lack of any officers, Ravi Shankar Sharma (40 ), an undertrial who was arrested on charges of gang rape, said: “It was food for my soul. I had actually become aware of noise recovery however never ever had this type of experience.”

Another prisoner, Ramesh Sethi, who had actually heard of sound recovery for the first time, said: “I am feeling a lot at peace.”

Ms. Mehra, who began discovering sound healing right after her retirement, said she is planning to turn the session into a routine program with the assistance of the prison authorities. “Sound recovery manages the circulation of energy in your body. The noises tend to affect specific organs and prevents illness. I have been close to Tihar and dream to assist the prisoners in whatever method I can,” she stated.

Ms. Mehra was Tihar DG from 2012 to 2014 and likewise the very first female Special Commissioner of Delhi Police.

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