Just an interesting fact:
Chady Wonson M.D. says the reason the Tibetans vibrating bells work to calm the mind and help you meditate is because "Sound vibrations FORCE the mind to focus on just that one thing-which instantly produces a state of relaxation".
Did you know that Tibetan monks laugh outloud immediately after waking up, believing it helps them stay calm and happy. New research shows laughing helps counteract stress by boosting the production of at least four different stress-busting hormones. Dr. Wonson says "It doesn't matter if the laugh is fake-the health and stress-proofing benefits work just as well as the real thing".