Singing Bowl Therapy
Tibetan singing bowl is a kind of melodious sounding device in which vibration occurs. Playing it
produces a calm, rich and deep tone. Hence, it is known as Singing Bowl or Tibetan Singing
Bowl. The Tibetan Singing Bowl provides relaxation and relaxation. It is also believed to provide
powerful healing properties.
It is commonly used for therapeutic purposes and during the meditational practices. Buddhist
monks have been using Tibetan singing bowls for meditation practice for a long time. Many
music therapists, massage therapists, and yoga therapists also use Tibetan singing bowls
History of the Singing Bowl
There is still much debate about the exact origin of the Tibetan Singing Bowl. It is estimated that
it was in vogue in China around the 16th century BC. Bowls were made from five different
metals including mercury, lead, silver, iron, gold and copper. In the 1970s, people began
importing bowls to North America and Europe.
Such bowls gained popularity in the 1990s as a complementary and alternative treatment for
various diseases. Scientific studies have examined the potential benefits of using Tibetan
singing bowls. By adopting the treatment method using a bowl, you will feel more relaxed.
Theory of the Singing Bowl
Singing bowl and chakra are considered a match made in heaven. Generally, chakras are the
energy fields or energy centers of our body. It is believed that there are seven chakras in our
body.They are Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat
Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra. These chakras represent the seven important
aspects of human life.
Chakra balancing is a method of clearing your energy blockages and increasing access to inner
strength to help you enjoy a peaceful and passionate life. Balancing or restoring these chakras
can help prepare a person for a hopeful, joyful and harmonious life. Singing bowl therapy
produces special sounds that match the frequency of the chakras and help revitalize our energy
Benefits of Singing Bowl Therapy
Stress relief: Some research suggests that using a Tibetan singing bowl can help with
relaxation. It also helps to reduce the feeling of anxiety.
Improves sleep: Singing bowl therapy helps to sleep with pleasure.
Lowering blood pressure: According to a 2014 study, 12 minutes of enjoying the sound of a
singing bowl was studied. This study found a reduction in systolic blood pressure and heart rate
compared to silence.
Reducing depression: One study linked to singing bowl therapy showed in improving mood of
Supporting the Immune System: Some people claim that Tibetan Singing Bowls can stimulate
the immune system and bring about beneficial changes in brain waves.
Pain relief: Singing bowl therapy treatment can help reduce pain and stress.
Balancing and harmonizing the body: Singing bowl vibrations can bring about beneficial
changes in the body by harmonizing the cells and balancing the body’s energy system.
Singing bowls are also used in combination for meditation and deep breathing.
How to use Singing Bowl Therapy?
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During the singing bowl treatment, firstly, lie on the floor. The therapist then place the bowls
near the patient. For example, such bowls can be placed around our body, above the body, or in
different places around the room. Mallets can be used to strike the bowls in sequence to
produce sounds and vibrations, one at a time.
The accompanying mallet is pressed firmly against the outer edge or rim of the bowl in a circular
motion. After hearing a clear tone, the speed of hitting can be reduced. Instead of twisting your
wrist, your whole arm is used to make the motion. The outer belly of the bowl can also be hit
with the same circular motion.
The Singing Bowl effect
A few different theories have been proposed to explain why the Tibetan Singing Bowl may be
beneficial. The vibration produced by the bowl can directly affect the brain and body. The
benefits derived from the bowl may be related to the ancient practice of sound therapy.
Singing bowls are generally considered safe to use. This type of treatment does not seem to
have any potential risks and side effects. Some people experience headaches as a result of the
sound and vibration produced by singing bowls. Originating in China thousands of years ago,
these bowls have become increasingly popular in other countries in the last few decades.