What are Tibetan singing bowls and how do you use them?
Singing bowls are used to promote relaxation. They produce sounds and vibrations when hit with a mallet. Sound therapy in general is an ancient practice. Singing bowls have been used in Tibet and neighbouring areas for religious and spiritual ceremonies, as well as meditation for centuries. Traditional singing bowls are made out of metal alloys – like this one.
How to use Tibetan singing bowls
During singing bowl therapy, you may be lying down on the floor, with the bowls in one of several configurations. They may be placed:
- on different points on your body
- around your body
- around the room (if there are multiple people doing the therapy), with at least one bowl near your head
The practitioner will then use mallets to strike or circle the bowls in a particular sequence, creating sound and vibrations.
Singing bowls may be used with or without guided meditation and many people find that they help them relax, especially if you use them with guided meditation.
Each singing bowl comes with a complimentary striker to allow you to create the beautiful sounds.