Metaphysics (易学)

Singing Bowl

Tibetan Singing Bowls are used as an ancient form of regeneration that vibrates and produces deep tone. The sound of Tibetan singing bowls harmonizes and allows deep relaxation of both sides of the brain stimulating stress relief on all levels. Tibetan bowls are forged with alloys that usually contain from five to seven precious metals, which are connected to the planets of our galaxy: lead (Saturn), tin (Jupiter), iron (Mars), copper (Venus), mercury (Mercury), silver (the Moon) and gold (the Sun). Besides Tibetan bowls, there are also Nepalese, Japanese, Bengalese and Crystal Bowls the latter are made out of glass.

To play a Singing Bowl, one must either strike the bowl or rub the rim with a mallet. The action taken with the mallet is the first step in creating sound with a Singing Bowl. The friction created either by rubbing or striking a Singing Bowl creates vibrations. The continuing sound is called resonance. Resonance is the note we hear even after the player ceases contact between the singing bowl and the mallet.

The material by which the Singing Bowl is made can change the depth and tone of the sound. Crystal Bowls will not sound the same as bronze alloy bowls. Wooden mallets and padded mallets will produce different sounds as well. The size, shape and weight of the singing bowl can also affect what tones are produced. Adding water could change the note of the singing bowl as water is more difficult to vibrate than the air inside an empty singing bowl. Cushions, rings, or other accessories also alter the sound of singing bowls, often dampening or softening the sounds.

The benefits of Singing Bowl during a relaxation session, significantly decreases both blood pressure and heart rate. Additionally, using Singing Bowl with meditation reduces the feeling of physical pain, as well as decrease negative moods such as tension, anger and depression. Other benefits includes:

• Deep relaxation
• Improves mood
• Improves hypertension
• Better pain management
• Reduces stress, anger, and anxiety
• Lowers blood pressure and heart rate