“According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 – 480 B.C.). The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.
Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world.
A metallurgical analysis, done by the British Museum in London, reveals that the instruments are made of a 12-metal alloy consisting of silver, nickel, copper, zinc, antimony, tin, lead, cobalt, bismuth, arsenic, cadmium and iron.
In addition to their traditional usage for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing, and World music. Many people find that the rich blend of harmonic overtones which the bowls produce have a direct affect upon their chakras.
Playing the bowls usually causes an immediate centering effect. The tones set up a “frequency following response” that creates a balancing left/right brain synchronization. Meditating on the subtle sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl tunes one in to the universal sound within and without.”
Tibetan singing bowls vibrate and produce a deep, rich tone.The bowls are hand crafted by monks that say a prayer with every hammer strike, it takes 2 or 3 men to make a bowl. Each bowl vibrates at a tone that corresponds to each of the Chakra’s (7 energy centers in the body) and it is believed that the tones assist the body to adjust and calibrate to the balanced tone of that chakra. When combined with other healing modalities such as meditation, deep breathing, massage, energy work and biofeedback, many people are enjoying a richer more fulfilling lifestyle. Debra has been adding bowls to her collection, one bowl at a time and now has a full set of 7 bowls.
Some of the benefits of Sound Healing can be: help with chronic and painful physical conditions, helps with reduced stress, lowered blood pressure, muscle tension relief, overall physical, mental, and emotional healing, deeper and longer meditation.