Sound bowls have been around for thousands of years. They produce a rich tone that promotes healing, relaxation, and mental focus. The sound of Tibetan singing bowls allow deep relaxation of both sides of the brain. It stimulates stress relief on all levels and eliminates toxins from the body. After sound therapy emotions are calm and peaceful, the mind clearer. The sound vibrations have effect on the body after the singing bowls have been played. The bowl sounds like it’s singing ”ommmmm,” hence the name singing bowl which revives the basic DNA codes and activates the codes that we haven’t yet perceived or we had suppressed until now. Tibetan singing bowls are one of the strongest musical instruments for healing for sound therapy.

Sound bowls are made from different materials depending on where they are made and what spiritual practice it is used in. The more common ones are brass and copper. Crystal sound bowls are sought after for their richer higher pitched frequencies they reach when struck. The size of the bowl determines its pitch as well as the material used.

Singing bowls can either be used alone or in a set. With a set, usually seven, you can work on all the chakras. For example you can lay down and place the sound bowl for that particular chakra on that chakra and strike it like a bell or you can rub the mallet around the edge of the bowl for a more sustained tone. Also when meditating you can sit with the bowl and strike it yourself or you can be in the presence of someone else playing the sound bowl. This will allow for you to focus on the sound and quiet what is known as the monkey mind.