Singing bowls, also known as Himalayan or Tibetan Singing bowls, have been used by monks and Buddhist meditation practitioners for thousands of years to promote concentration, calmness, and meditation practices.
Science is starting to back up what folks who have practiced meditation for a long time have always said: it’s beneficial for your health. When sound therapy, such as singing bowls, was consistently incorporated into a patient’s treatment practice, one research study discovered a substantial reduction in the intensity of chronic pain.
The sound combined with the singing bowl set vibrations can help calm the mind and nervous system, fostering a greater spiritual connection and reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and physical pain caused by chronic stress.
This blog post is a comprehensive guide on how and when you should use singing bowls before you buy Tibetan singing bowl set.
What Is the Best Way to Play Singing Bowl?
When people see a Singing Bowl, one of the first questions that come to mind is “HOW DO I PLAY A SINGING BOWL?” It takes a lot of practice to play a Singing Bowl!! The more you practice, the better your Singing bowl becomes and the more you feel connected to its music.
Here are some guidelines for beginners who want to learn how to play singing bowls:
- To play the singing bowl, choose a calm spot. Keep your palm flat and relaxed while holding it on your palm.
- To “warm-up” the bell, grab the mallet at mid-length and lightly tap it on the edge of the bowl.
- Rub the mallet clockwise around the outer edge of the bowl’s rim with consistent pressure.
- Connect with the singing bowl’s sound.
- Remember to apply the same amount of pressure to the outside rim since friction causes vibrations, which cause sound.
- Holding the edges of the bowl with your hand absorbs the sound and vibration of the singing bowl.
- Play around with your speed. The majority of the time, people drive too fast! As the singing bowl takes up the vibration, gradually increase the volume.
- For a Female tone, angle the Mallet slightly toward the interior of the bowl and play near the rim.
- For the Male tone, hold the Mallet at a 90-degree angle at its rim.
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When Should You Use a Singing Bowl?
Then there’s the matter of “When do I play it?”
Anxiety, tension, and sadness have all been demonstrated to be reduced by the sound of a singing bowl. The soothing sound of a singing bowl provides a welcome break from the mind’s constant churning. So, why don’t we do it EVERY DAY!!
- Early morning is my favorite time to play the singing bowl, along with my meditation and yoga practice. Listening to singing bowls, in particular, has been shown to lower blood pressure, lessen pain perception, and improve self-reported stress, hostility, weariness, and despair in patients. Just 5 minutes of connecting with the sound of the singing bowl calm and energize me for the rest of the day.
- Evenings before going to bed, only 5 minutes of playing with my singing bowls has helped me relax and get a good night’s sleep.