Singing Bowls, also known as Himalayan/Tibetan Singing Bowls or standing bells have been used for centuries for meditation and healing.
Singing bowls have been referenced in Tibetan history dating back as far as 56-480 B.C. These instruments were introduced to Tibet from India along with learnings of the Buddha.
Used by Buddhist monks and nuns for centuries, the tones produced by singing bowls harmonize body, mind and soul to balance energy. The bowls create the perfect vibrations for meditation and deep relaxation, 'awaking' the ability to hear with more than just the ear because you sense the vibrations as well as hear them.
Traditionally made from a bronze alloy containing copper, tin, zinc, iron, silver, gold and nickel, singing bowls can vary widely in size from around 1 metre across to just a few inches in diameter.
They are played by by striking or rubbing the rim with a wooden or leather-wrapped mallet. Often singing bowls are supplied with a fabric mat or a ring to sit upon which improves the sound and vibrations. Many people choose to play the bowl in the palm of their hand. Take a look at this video below to see our Key Accounts Coordinator Hannah playing our Chakra singing bowl.
Today Singing Bowls are used in a variety of practices including;
- Chakra Balancing
- Music Therapy
- Stress Reduction
- World Music
If you'd like to see the collection of Singing Bowls supplied at Something Different you can view them all on our website here.