The Essentials of Yoga – 101

How Singing Bowls are Used in Healing

The first time that singing bowls were made was in Tibet almost a thousand years back and they are mainly used by Tibetans to perform some rituals. When played, singing bowls produce a rhythmic sound. Singing bowls were made if different kinds of metals and mostly they were either seven or nine which are copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, mercury and some others. A big number of the singing bowls that are used these days are made using three or five metals Singing bowls made of modern metal are usually made using the same type of metals, they also use casts to allow uniformity so that they can be easy to use and make you avoid the hustle of learning each singing bowl. This is very important for people who are poor in keeping time.

There are also antique bowls that can be used although they are not popular as well as being more expensive than the modern ones. There are the crystal singing bowls which are hand-made using some big-sized crystal which makes them look different. In most cases, singing bowls are used when one wants to meditate. As compared to the singing bowls that are made of metal, a big number of people prefer crystal bowls because they give out a higher pitch. Many of the singing bowls come with straight edges which makes learning to operate them easy. You can also use singing bowls during yoga lessons when people are meditating.

The three main reasons why singing bowls are used are for healing, meditating and also relaxing. When the bowls are played, they produce relaxing tones that help to create harmony between the body and the soul. When the bowls are placed on your body, the ringing makes the waves of the sound get to all cells using vibrations which massage the cells. After a short time, there is a relaxation that is experienced in the body. These kind of vibrations help the bodies that are sick and ailing to heal. While playing the singing bowls, one also experiences some relaxation.

Singing bowls can either be played using a mallet or rubbing the bowl with a wooden stick. Whichever way one uses, there is some melodious tones that are brought out. What one should do when playing a singing bowl is lying flat on the ground and placing the bowl on the chest and then begin to play it.

The Essentials of Yoga – 101

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