Dreamed up on a drive to Brighton straight after a morning meditation session, founder of ‘Will Williams Meditation’ Will came up with this idea of ‘Shavasana Disco’. This is a one of a kind event series combining guided group meditation with album-listening gatherings in the studios where the albums were originally recorded.
Their recent event, which we attended, was their Radiohead special. Tom Yorke the rock n roll martyr what a pleasure you were to listen to once again. I have The Bends album somewhere still. The Bends album is definitely a classic with delicate vocals, a high octave range, powerful and cryptic lyrics and depth.
The event took place last Sunday and was hosted at the iconic RAK Studios in St John’s Wood, London where the album was first cut to tape back in 1994. The event began with us being led into a guided group meditation and this was followed by a full playback of the classic album.
Will Williams worked in the music industry for many years before combining his two great loves of music and meditation to create Shavasana Disco. The ancient technique of Vedic meditation, developed in India over 5000 years ago and mastered and taught by Will Williams, is rapidly becoming known as one of the key principles to battling chronic insomnia, anxiety and even addiction. It also works well to provide therapeutic benefits to ease the stresses of modern day life. Chanting a mantra in your head is a great start.
RAK Studios, founded in 1976 has been graced with recording sessions from legends such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more, not to mention’s today’s stars including The xx and Adele. With over forty years of history, the studios where Radiohead recorded was laid out exactly how they were for 1994′s ‘The Bends’ so that we could relive the authentic studio experience. It was like a journey back in time.
The Bends was released in 1995 during the height of the Britpop movement and the band itself influenced a generation of British bands. This particular album was dedicated to the late American stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks who sadly died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 aged 32.
Who would have thought entertainment and meditation could go together so well? There are more events coming up soon.
Check out upcoming events here: www.willwilliamsmeditation.co.uk
Written by Julia Nelson