Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for many centuries for meditation and healing.
The sound created by playing the Tibetan Singing Bowl is a type of energy that promotes healing from stress related issues, clears the energy of our space, our auric field and can be also used for cleansing crystals and other healing tools.
Tibetan Singing Bowls are one of the best tools for meditation as they have a powerful calming effect. They bring relaxing tones that calm our body and mind.
How to play a Tibetan Signing Bowl?
Singing bowls are basically bells. The best tone is produced by gently striking the side of a singing bowl just at the rim with a mallet. They can also be played around the rim to emphasize the harmonic overtones.
Hold a bowl on your fingertips, or flat on your palm. Be sure not to touch the sides of the bowl, which will dampen the sound.
Hold the mallet against the rim of the bowl. Hold it firmly, but with a relaxed hand and wrist. Keep your hand low on the stick and close to the bowl.
It is the pressure that makes the sound. Slowly run the mallet around the bowl with constant even pressure. If the bowl makes a rattling sound, slow down and apply more constant and even pressure.
Go slowly and listen to the sound rise. If you keep even pressure, the vibration will gradually build to a strong tone within a few seconds. The sound will continue to grow until the bowl will sing at its fullest volume. At this point, vary the speed – go slower to make the tone less intense, go faster to get it more active.
If you let up on the pressure, the singing will stop. In that case just start over, slowly building. Some bowls come to full volume in a couple of seconds, others take ten or more seconds.
Experiment with the angle of the mallet – hold the mallet straight up and down or at a slight angle. (Himalayan Bowls, 2020)
You can also pop into one of our stores and ask our friendly staff to show you how to play a Tibetan Singing Bowl.