About Tibetan Singing Bowls
Singing bowls produce multi-harmonic sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation. This is why they are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found in homes, churches, temples, monasteries, meditation halls, yoga studios and spas throughout the world.
Legends claim that antique singing bowls from the Himalayas are hand-forged from bell-metal bronze alloy consisting of from 7 to 12 metals. These metals may include silver, nickel, copper, zinc, antimony, tin, lead, cobalt, bismuth, arsenic, cadmium and meteorite iron. However, without an analysis of each individual singing bowl, which is costly, it is impossible to accurately list the exact metals contained in a particular bowl.
In addition to their traditional usage for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing sound healing, sound massage, complementary and alternative medical treatments, birthing, relieving insomnia, hospice, relieving anxiety, toning, calming racehorses and other animals, and World music. Many people find that the rich blend of harmonic overtones which the singing bowls produce have a direct affect upon their chakras.
Playing a singing bowl usually causes an immediate centering effect. The tones which they produce 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.