The Tibetan bowls, known as well as “singing bowls”, are an ancient musical instrument from Tibet but also widespread in other Asian regions including India and Nepal.
The Tibetan bowls produce a pure and harmonic vibration and their origin dates back to about 3.000 years ago, to a historical phase prior to the birth of Buddhism. At that time, according to what the legend says, a ritual was practiced that gave to gongs, bells, and cymbals both the ability to heal the body and the power to bring man close to divinity.
What are Tibetan bowls made of?
Most of the Tibetan bowls on the market are made of bronze alloys.
However, the most precious Tibetan bowl is made up of seven metal alloys, each referring to a specific planet of the solar system.
The sound of the Tibetan bowl also depends partly on the metals present in it: what the perfect blend is, however, is still a mystery.
The stick used to produce vibrations is instead of wood and its dimension may vary depending on the size of the bell.
The Joyful use of singing bowls
Traditionally used to accompany rituals and meditation, they can also be used for a so-called sound massage for therapeutic purposes: in this case, they rest on the body, or on the person’s side, in correspondence with the chakras and specific areas to be treated.
The melody of the bowl, expanding in circular motions, will dissolve the energetic blocks of the body, stimulating inner healing.
Finally, a Tibetan bowl can be used to harmonize water.
According to some theories, water is made up of micro-particles that can undergo structural changes depending on the type of energy they come into contact with.
If the water is subjected to positive energies, its changes will be harmonious, while if it’s subjected to negative thoughts and energies, it will generate amorphous changes without harmony.
Therefore, according to this theory, filling a Tibetan bowl with water and playing it focusing on thoughts of serenity and love, improves the appearance of the water and consequently its potential benefits.