Singing Bowls also known as meditation chakra bowls, healing singing bowls or Himalayan singing bowls have been widely used since from the ancient times in Nepal and Tibet mostly by the Buddhist monks for meditation, religious ceremonial music, traditional ritual offerings, for praying and playing as traditional musical instruments.
Comprised of the seven metals representing different planetary influences:
- Gold = sun
- Silver = moon
- Mercury = Mercury
- Copper = Venus
- Iron = Mars
- Tin = Jupiter
- Lead = Saturn
Singing bowls are also used as bowls for rice feeding or food bowls mostly in the Himalayan region in the early days. Singing Bowls produce a wonderful singing/humming sound when they are hit, tapped, struck or rubbed by a singing bowls wooden striker/mallet or dowel. Singing bowls are used for meditation, sound therapy, healing, sound massage and more. Nowadays singing bowls are used for medical cures and treatment by the technique of sound therapy, sound massage as a tool for holistic healing, calm the nervous system and reviving brain functions and have successful results in the treatment.
How to play a Singing Bowl:
- Hold the bowl in the palm of either hand.
- With the mallet, rub the outside rim in a circular motion. Keep an even pressure.
- Gently increase the speed as the bowl begins to vibrate, and as the sound grows. It may help to tap the bowl to begin the vibration.
- Enjoy the exotic sound by just tapping the bowl.