Balmoral beach photo confuses many Sydney locals
A bizarre phenomenon on an Australian beach has left viewers confused. A woman took to social media to ask if anyone could explain the disturbing scene.
Francesca Evans, from Mosman on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, stumbled upon the sight on Sunday and shared the eerie image with the Mosman Living Facebook group.
It shows a group of people dressed entirely in black spread out on the sand. They face the water and appear to be looking or waiting for something that cannot be seen.
The strange photo shows a group of people dressed in black standing apart, motionless, staring at the waves
“Anybody know why people are standing alone on Balmoral Beach on Sunday mornings?” “I’d like to know,” Ms. Evans asked.
The Australians seemed just as baffled as Ms Evans and most had no idea what the group was doing.
One person said they had “never seen anything like it.”
“Looks like a zombie movie,” commented another.
“They are waiting for the mothership,” added a third.
“Why do I hear a choir of angels singing? “So many questions…” said a fourth.
As it turned out, a local was eventually able to provide a rational explanation and inform Ms Evans that the group was meditating.
“It’s a meditation group that does what’s called ‘walking meditation’ — where instead of sitting down to meditate, you walk on, stand still at different times, and then lie down at the end,” she said.
The JD Walking Meditations group meets on the beach at 6:45 am most Sundays and performs a routine based on the teachings of Dr. Joe Dispenza follows.
He is a chiropractor, has written several self-help books, and has built a large following on social media.
JD Walking Meditations is one of several beach meditation groups springing up across Sydney, and MeditationHQ (pictured) is another
As one of his books states, “The purpose of walking meditation is to train the mind to be present while the body is in motion.”
“Each step leads to freedom, peace, health, joy and self-liberation.” You will begin each affirmation by standing still and focusing on your heart.’
According to some research, the beach could also contribute to the meditation experience.
“An overwhelming number of people have found that the color blue is associated with feelings of calm and peace,” said Richard Shuster, clinical psychologist and host of The Daily Helping podcast. NBC.
“Looking at the sea actually changes the frequency of our brainwaves and puts us in a mild meditative state.”
The smell of sea air, which has a different electrical charge than normal air, and the repetitive sound of the waves could also calm the mind and encourage greater engagement, he said.