|salubrious means healthy|
I saw an article in June '07 that vibrations, standing on a vibrating plate, can increase bone and muscle mass! The vibrations used were 34 Hz (cycles per second) through a distance of 50 micrometers (a hair's breadth) such that the acceleration involved was a quarter of a gravity, and I wondered what order of magnitude is this? Is it comparable to thevibrations we feel in our bodies when we sing or chant?
Then in October '07 there was an article about mice on a vibrating plate that just hums quietly (at 90 Hz) and they gained 27% bone mass and lost a comparable amount of fat. A quiet hum. That is the order of magnitude of chanting or singing.
So chanting, or singing, might be very healthy. Might help us gain muscle and bone and lose weight.
Rubin of the State University of New York "put mice on a platform that buzzes
at such a low frequency that some people cannort even feel it.(I
think the author means "amplitude". The only frequency the article mentions
in 90Hz, which is audible.) The mice stand there for 15 minutes a day,
five days a week. Afterward, they have 27% less fat than mice that did not stand
on the platform - and dorrespondingly more bone. ...
GETS VIBES TO BUILD BONES.
The thing that I find interesting here is that a relatively subtle vibration is having an appreciable (positive) effect on body metabolism and function. I am therefore wondering what the vibrational effects of chanting, OM, for instance, are? We'd need an engineer to tell us about the difference in order of magnitude between that devise and the vibrations that are set up in your body by, a) a rock band in a bar, b) by chanting, OM for instance. However, orders of magnitude might or might not be of relevance here. Subtle vibrations may be having physiological effects. One would have to look and see.
Meanwhile, the safe course would be to do the chanting. It's bound to have salubrious effects at many levels (if not bone mass and muscle mass - muscles, that too was in the article). ("Salubrious" = health promoting - forgive the use of a relatively obscure word.) "Over all the bone density of the controlled group (the reporter has got this wrong - he means "experimental group" as compared to the control group) increased by 3 percent during a year, and muscle mass improved by 4 percent."
So get chanting, OM (or what you fancy).