Singing bowls are bowls used to promote relaxation. They produce sounds and vibrations when hit or circled with a mallet.
Those sounds and vibrations are supposed to help you relax. Some people say they can also help:
- lessen pain
- improve sleep
- reduce anger
- improve blood pressure
- improve respiratory rate
- reduce depression
- improve general well-being
Sound therapy in general is an ancient practice. Singing bowls have been used in Tibet and neighboring areas for religious and spiritual ceremonies, as well as meditation.
Traditional singing bowls are made out of metal alloys, but some singing bowls can be made out of crystal.
Sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls is an ancient form of regeneration. The first bowls were made from an alloy of various metals and were used already 6000 years ago in the Far East. Tibetan singing bowls area a mysterious acoustic phenomenon, which was discovered by “spiritual tourists” in the Himalayas and after the Chinese invasion of Tibet appeared also in Europe and the USA.
The sound of Tibetan singing bowls and the gong harmonizes and allows deep relaxation of both sides of the brain. It stimulates stress relief on all levels and the elimination of toxins from the body. After sound therapy emotions are calm and the mind clearer, and the sound vibrations have effect on the body after the singing bowls have been played on it.