Singing bowls are a type of bell, sometimes called a "standing bell" because they sit on a surface rather then being suspended. They have been made for centuries, since the
time of the Buddha Sakyamuni (560 - 489 BCE) and were brought to Tibet from India with the Teachings of Buddha. Today singing bowls are found throughout the Himalayas in monasteries and homes.
Creating a contemplative and soothing sound, Tibetan singing bowls are used for meditation, holistic healing, balancing of the body's chakras, reiki, relaxation, stress reduction,
and simply as wonderful pieces of art. It is believed that mantras chanted during the making of a singing bowl are released into the universe when the bowl is played. Traditionally used for meditation,
their sound can mark the beginning or end of a meditation period or they can be played during meditation to focus the mind. Singing Bowls are also commonly used for chakra healing, balancing the
energy centers of the body.
Our Tibetan singing bowls are made in the Himalayas, mostly in Nepal. Many are forged using the traditional hammer pounding method and some display beautiful artwork and iconography from Tibetan Buddhism. Each bowl is carefully photographed and recorded. If you are interested in a particular size, chakra, or note, you can use the search bar to enter specifics, for example: 5" G or Crown. We hope you find one that speaks to you. Namaste.
To hear the tone of the singing bowl, set the bowl on a cushion, in the palm of your hand or on your fingertips, and tap the bowl at the rim with the striker. This method of playing is known as "striking" or "gonging". Usually for this method, the covered end of the wooden striker is used.
To play the bowl using the 'around-the-rim' method, hold the bowl in the same manner. Hold the mallet, pointed downward, with the handle in your palm and your fingers pointing downwards along the length of the wood. You can use either the covered end or the wooden end of the striker for rim playing. Maintaining even speed and pressure, rub the outside of the bowl along the rim in a clockwise direction. You don't need to go very fast but it does help if you remember to keep your speed and pressure constant. The bowl will begin to sing!
The Seven Energy Chakras
The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel or disk and refers to the seven main energy centers within the body. Visualized as spinning wheels or disks of light or color, chakras are believed to be the vortexes of energy that relate and connect with our physical systems as well as our emotions, beliefs and spiritual self. Each chakra corresponds to a different area of the body and psyche.
Root Chakra - C The first chakra is known as the Base or Root Chakra, located at the very base of the spine. It is associated with C note, the color red, and the attributes are survival, drive, ambition, stability, a sense of 'grounding', and physical identity.
Sacral Chakra - D The second chakra is known as the Sacral or Spleen Chakra, located in the area between the navel and the pubic bone. It is associated with D note, the color orange, and the attributes of creativity, emotions, reproduction, sexuality, and sexual energy.
Solar Plexus Chakra - E The third chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra located at the midpoint between breastbone and navel. It is associated with E note, the color yellow, and the attributes of vitality, self-esteem, personal power, a passion for life, and 'gut feelings'.
Heart Chakra - F The fourth chakra is the Heart Chakra and is the middle chakra in the system of seven. It is associated with F note, the color green(or pink), and the attributes of friendship, compassion, empathy, harmony, balance, and unconditional love.
Throat Chakra - G The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra, located at the base of the throat. It is associated with G note, the color blue, creative identity, speaking the truth, and the attributes of communication, creativity, and self expression.
Brow Chakra - A The sixth chakra is known as the Brow or Third Eye Chakra, located in the center of the forehead. It is associated with A note, the color indigo, introspection, and the attributes of friendship, compassion, empathy, balance, and unconditional love.
Crown Chakra - B The seventh chakra is known as the Head or Crown Chakra, located at the very top of the head. It is associated with B note, the color violet, cosmic awareness, and the attributes of intuition, clairvoyance, understanding, imagination, and visualization.