Zen in the city: Stressed-out Singaporeans seek calm in meditation classes

Wellness and meditation studio Space 2B offers a variety of classes including sound bath and guided meditations.
Wellness and meditation studio Space 2B offers a variety of classes including sound bath and guided meditations.PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Once or twice a week at lunchtime, Ms Wong Zi En, leaves her office at the co-working space of Straits Clan members' club, and heads to wellness and meditation studio Space 2B for a crystal bowl sound meditation class. For an hour, she drifts in and out of a sleep-like state, lulled by the sounds and vibrations of the teacher running a suede-covered wooden stick around the rim and exterior of crystal bowls.

She returns to work feeling calmer, lighter and more relaxed - ready to tackle the second half of the work day. "I like going for lunchtime meditation classes because it gives me the feeling I get in the morning when I wake up super energised," says Ms Wong, 32, who runs a wellness company.

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