Singing Bowls, used for meditation purposes including healing and sound yoga. Many refer to them as the Tibetan Singing Bowl as well. Music produced by a Singing Bowl carries medicinal and healing powers. Although its origin dates back to some 2500 years, Healing Bowls as they are called are still in high demand to this day.
Singing Bowls are either made of iron, copper, zinc, tin, lead, silver, or gold. Each material produces a different sound, so it is important to keep the sound in mind during the production. Highly skilled artisans with patience and unique materials make these bowls. Numerous Tibetan Singing Bowls were first manufactured in Nepal along with many other handcrafted items.
Religiously, the practitioners use singing bowls for Buddhist meditation and chanting. The striking qing serves as the punctuation for the chanting of prayers. The humming sound generated by the bowls helps increase energy flow and intuition. It purifies the emotions and harmonizes our feelings.
Spiritual usage of the Singing Bowl includes sound therapy and sometimes even an alternative to medicine. For those who believe that sound works on the chakras, the bowls help for personal spirituality. In the west, ‘Tibetan Music’ associates with relaxation through the creating of an ‘altered state’ in the listener’s mind. The sound of these bowls creates a centering effect, which basically means synchronizing either side of the brain. Thus, for various meditative activities such as Yoga, people use such Bowls to bring peace to their minds.
In the past, these bowls were produced with the Himalayan tradition adopted by monks for their secretive chants. During the time, a total of seven sacred metals made a Singing Bowl. However, their production simplified with time. The Himalayan people started making a simpler type of Singing Bowl with 80% copper and 20% tin with an intent to make it more accessible.
There was a time when people used these medicinal Bowls as a basic kitchen utility tool and a storage item. Interestingly, during the limitation of the legal tenders, the bowls were presented as a kind of currency. However, trading such bowls as a currency is no longer applicable. The thickness, weight, and composition of materials used in the production of bowls measure the value of a Singing Bowl. Typically, the heavier it is, the higher value it possesses.
These bowls are in use since time immemorial for meditational and healing purposes. Explore our wide range of Tibetan Bowls and select the one that’s meant for you.