Singing Bowl and Its Value in Meditation & Buddhism

Last Updated: May 01, 2023

Singing Bowl and Its Value in Meditation & Buddhism

From the ancient period people have been using sound healing. There is a remarkable history of people using sound therapy and different kinds of instruments to enhance it. Singing bowl is one of such instruments that produces a resonant sound from.

Traditionally singing bowls are made by blending the 7 different metals which are gold, copper, tin, iron, silver, lead and mercury. However, the modern bowls might be made of different metals and metal alloys.

Basic principle of singing bowl is when bowl is stroked or rubbed with a rim it creates a sound with vibration, that vibration stimulates the natural healing processes of human body. On average 60% of human body is water, the frequency created by the vibration of singing bowl can also resonate the composition of liquid in the human body, which will help in the cleansing and healing process.

Singing Bowl and Meditation

With the sound bath from the singing bowl, one can feel relaxed with reduced anxiety and the healing process which creates a perfect ambience for meditation. Singing bowl can create and enhance the moment of relaxation, it increases the focus of mind, stimulates the body with the vibration and balances the energy , that's how it reinforces the entire process of meditation.

Sound Therapy and Meditation

Sound therapy helps you to go in the relaxed state with the meditative process and can lead you to the way of calming down and healing. From the beginning of the universe, sound and vibration has been the integral part of every creation. The human body is also an accumulation of many sounds and vibration, hence there are many issues in our mind that have been created by sound and vibration and which can be healed through sound and vibration.

The cell and entire composition in our body vibrates in a certain way when exposed to a certain frequency. In sound therapy, your body is stimulated through a certain frequency which can bring positive vibes in your mind and body.

Singing Bowl and Healing

Singing bowl can be used for a powerful healing process to relieve stress. With sound therapy, chakra balancing and massage therapy, singing bowls can be a tool to stimulate relaxation and heal our body and mind.

Tibetan singing bowl

Tibetan singing bowl is a mystic acoustic instrument, which was discovered by spiritual travelers in the Himalayas. Tibetan singing bowls are handmade, blending different metals that are melted together and shaped into a bowl by hammering.

Singing Bowl and Buddhism

Singing bowls or struck bowls are used in some Buddhist religious practices while participating in the periods of prayers and chanting. Tibetan bowls are also a kind of bell used in Tibetan Buddhist meditation. In the spiritual practices of Buddhist culture, Tibetan singing bowl has great value. As originated from Himalayan region, it is widely used by the Buddhist devotees from Tibet and other Himalayan regions.

In many Tibetan singing bowls we can find engraving of Om, the shapes and symbols of Buddha and Buddhist chants like Om mani padme hum.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does a singing bowl do?

Singing bowl can help to create a meditative state, promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety. It deepens meditation and promotes relaxation.

How long should I play a singing bowl?

Either in the early morning or in the evening along with meditation and yoga practices. It depends on the choice of person. Some do it for 5 minutes and some do it for 30 minutes.

How do you activate a singing bowl?

To activate the singing bowl you have to grip your mallet by the wooden end and gently strike the bowl on the outside at its widest point to produce a single rich, resonant note. You can also Rub the mallet or wand around the outside rim of the bowl in a circular motion, applying gentle and consistent pressure.

Can I use singing bowl everyday?

As use of the singing bowl on a regular basis has various benefits for your physical, emotional, and mental health, so depending on your availability of time you can use the singing bowl everyday.

What are the spiritual benefits of singing bowls?

When we relax with the sounds of Tibetan bowls or the gong, our focus improves and our emotional stresses are eased. It promotes relaxation, balances chakras and enhances our spiritual being and mindfulness.

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