Let’s gather into the circle. Please take off your shoes, sit on the floor, find yourself comfortable position. Now we start. One two three. Ommmmmmmmmmmm.
I always hated „gather into the circle“ thing. But I decided to give it a try!
And this is how it works. We all sing, but there is no text. No notes. Just sound. Let’s make a sound.
No, wait, no lala. Naaaaaaa. Cool, that sound better. Open your mouth, clear a throat.
Lets’s do chanting. Close your mouth, close your eyes. Produce a sound. Make your vocal cords
Deep breath and continue.
I almost lost my breath due to heavy chanting. But I am not giving up. One more sound, one more chant. Finished. I do feel better, lighter, relaxed. I could have a tea and soon be sound asleep. I am not sure if my soul is washed out, or I am just tired of not being able to breath properly. But chanting made me happy. As well as the group of co-singers. I may say, chanting is much better than chatting. It saves energy.
Everyone should find a way to express him/herself, whether it is singing in circles, walking in circles, speaking in codes, or just dressing up. At the end of the day, what counts is trying not to be square.
*singing circle is a kind of singing exercise that is meant to promote the musical feeling in the
group as well as improvisational skills. Often, it is simply performed for fun.