Singing bowl therapy is a 2500 year old Tibetan technique which uses sounds with unique vibrations for getting human body in sync with its natural vibration to deliberately soothe the body, mind and soul. Singing bowl is famous in Buddhism culture for its benefits of reducing stress, anxiety and other emotional and mental disturbances in the human system. Yogis and meditators claim that the sound from singing bowl helps to balance your “chakras” which are the energy beaming points of your body. Singing bowl holds a significant position in contemporary healing practices that work to elevate your body and mind from the constant rush and stress of the modern life.
Singing bowls are usually made of an alloy consisting of several metals which usually include 7 heavenly metals like gold, silver, mercury, copper and tin each having their own significance in the healing practices. Also regarded as an excellent option in alternative medicine and music, singing bowl has its roots in a lot of diverse fields. The thing about singing bowl is, it doesn’t require any special techniques or expertise, rotating a mallet around the outside rim of a goblet like bowl whose vibration resonates with the healing and meditation process is exactly what a singing bowl is.
Using a singing bowl for therapy purposes is a pretty easy task. To create sound with a singing bowl, firmly press the accompanying mallet in a circular motion against the bowl’s outside edge or rim. When you start hearing a bright, clear tone, you can slow down the motion. Use your full arm to make the motion, rather than just rotating your wrist. With some of the singing bowls, you can also make the same circular motion against the outside belly of the bowl. Additionally, you can gently strike the bowl before beginning the circular motion.
Singing bowls can usually be found in antique stores who sell crystals, beads, little antique sculptures and jewelry that make you feel like your inner being. There are a lot of options to choose from. The design, the material, the size, you get alternatives in a lot of things while buying a singing bowl and the best would be doing your research beforehand on what will define your purpose the best. These can be bought in almost every other aesthetic antique shops around major touristic areas of Nepal, which is a home to a lot of such enlightened products that would help you connect and resonate with your inner self, help you intensify your journey towards self-awareness and care.