Singing Bowls: The Complete Guide (History, Benefits, Uses & Buying)

Today, We are writing about the one of the best and result oriented meditation tool ‘Singing bowl’ or say ‘Sound Bath therapy’. We will include the history, benefits and uses in this article. You will be amaze by knowing that how sound of singing bowls can influence your mind and body by calming the mind.

History of Singing Bowls

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It works similar like chanting mantras, bowl creates a vibration sound that influence the form of our bodies energy, 7-Chakras and channels through which the deepest energies of consciousness move. You may easily found sound healing techniques in our history. Meditation and yoga always have a relationship with sound or say in the form of mantras or chanting. These are nothing but sound vibrations in mantras of all religions to heal and calm the mind. The bowl sings sound of “ommm” like we chant in hindu religion.

The first bowl was made 6000 years ago using alloy of various metals in far east. It is a mysterious discovery of Himalaya’s spiritual tourist, which later appeared also in Western countries. “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.” As mentioned in Beble, John 1:1

The Vedas of Hinduism teach that the universe is a creation of Shabda Brahman or Nada Brahman, Emanating from the sound of the creator. Islam’s creation myth involves a book and a pen. Even western physicists believe that vibration is the foundation of form.

Singing Bowls Benefits to Body & Mind

Stress reduction and body pain relief with calming the mind are among main benefits of using Tibetan singing bowls.  We made a list of all the benefits for easy understanding:

  1. Stress Reduction.
  2. Harmonizing the cells.
  3. Balancing body’s Energy system.
  4. Stimulating immune system.
  5. Beneficial changes in brain waves.
  6. Curing Heart and Diabetes disease.
  7. Relief in Anger and Depression.
Singing Bowls

There are some scientific researches that has examined the possible benefits of Singing Bowls. One research that we found online conducted by the swiss journal research in complementary medicine. They have studied on 54 peoples with chronic pain originating from the spine were assigned to either six sessions of singing bowl therapy, a placebo treatment, or no treatment at all.

According to the result data they found that members of the singing bowl froup and the placebo group experienced a significant decrease in pain intensity. The authors of study found that both the therapies singing bowl and placebo had a stress-reducing effect on participants.

The American Journal of Health Promotion had published a study in year 2014 examined the benefits of starting a directed relaxation session with 12 minutes of singing bowls and found a amazing reduction in systolic blood pressure and heart rate compared to silence before a directed relaxation session.

The Method of Using Singing Bowl

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Using singing bowls you have to create sound by firmly press the accompanying mallet in a circular motion against the bowl’s outside edge or rim. By doing this you will hear the bright and a clear tone, with this you should slow down the motion. To get best output use your full arm to make the motion, rather than just rotating the wrist. You can also make the circular motion against the outside belly of the bowl. Additionally, gently strike the bowl before beginning the circular motion.

Original bowl contains five to seven precious metals, which represent the seven planets. Size of bowl with metals ratio affect the sound vibrations. Lead, tin, iron, copper, mercury, silver and gold are the metals which should be used to produce good sound quality.

Some peoples also use these singing bowls with meditation and yoga – pranayam including deep breathing.

Where to Buy?

We suggest that bowls quality should be good which tends to produce more resonant sounds. So we at have a good suggestion list of singing bowls available online at reasonable prices. You can also find these at religious items shops and meditation centers, yoga studios etc. but make sure that you are buying just higher-quality bowls.

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