The histoy of Tibetan singing bowls

THE HISTORY

Known for their deep, rich and resonating sound, Tibetan Singing Bowls date back to 2400B.C and have been used for centuries as part of meditative practices. They are traditionally made from at least five to seven different metals and are combined together as an alloy. 

 

Health benefits of using Tibetan Singing Bowls


THE BENEFITS

From stress reduction to greater mental clarity and even pain relief, the use of Tibetan Singing Bowls have multiple benefits to one’s well being – especially when used together with other stress management exercises such as meditation, yoga and deep breathing. Shima is about imparting ancient practices in an unadulterated fashion.

Tibetan Singing Bowls naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves run correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning. Each singing bowl provides specifically pitched tones for a major chakras, providing each chakra with a specific key for optimal balancing.


How to play a Tibetan Singing Bowl


HOW TO USE A TIBETAN SINGING BOWL

When played, Tibetan Singing Bowls produce vibrations that are emitted as sound waves, often in the form of a deep, rich tone. Studies have shown that human brain waves synchronize with external sound waves, and sounds produced by Tibetan Singing Bowls are known to help bring these frequencies into balance – hence inducing a sense of relaxation and calmness within.



TYPES OF TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS

Root Chakra Singing Bowl - Note F:
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine - related to the element Earth, our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies. Ideally, this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security and dynamic presence. When this chakra is open, you will experience good health and connected with your physical body.

Navel Chakra Singing Bowl - Note C:
The navel chakra is located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs – related to the Water element, and to emotions and sexuality, it is the centre of our Emotional Identity and Self-gratification. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.

Power (Solar Plexus) Chakra Singing Bowl - Note G:
The power chakra is located in the solar plexus – related to the Fire element and power, it is the centre of our Will, Ego Identity and Self-definition. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power.

Heart Chakra Singing Bowl - Note D:
The heart chakra (middle heart) - related to intense energy connections and passionate expression. It initiates actions that impact one to another or others, connecting them on an intense level, love connections and world effecting.

Throat Chakra Singing Bowl - Note A:
The throat chakra is located near the thyroid gland – related to communication and creativity, it is the centre of Sound, Creative Identity and Self-expression. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language. Opening this chakra allows you to speak the truth and express your true feelings with love.

Third Eye Chakra Singing Bowl - Note E:
The third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead – related to clairvoyance and mental activity, it is the centre of Light, Archetypal Identity and Self-reflection. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly, in effect, letting us “see the big picture”.

Crown Chakra Singing Bowl - Note B:
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head – related to consciousness and awareness, it is the centre of Thought, Universal Identity and Self-knowledge. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.

Tibetan Chakra System – Fifths Chakras are associated with colors, body centers, various human qualities and notes. There are two major systems that you can follow. They are the Vedic and the Tibetan Systems. The Vedic system is the Western diatonic scale starting from note C at the Root chakra. Teachers of Tibetan singing bowl therapy set up singing bowls in a pattern where the intervals between the notes corresponding to the chakras are a fifth apart, with F at the Root chakra. Our bowls follow the Tibetan System.


HOW TO USE:

Sit comfortably on a chair or on the floor. Balance the bowl in the open palm of your non-dominant hand, with your fingers stretched. Do not cup the bowl. Gently tap the bowl and move the accompanying mallet in a circular motion against the bowl’s rim.


THE SCIENCE BEHIND SINGING BOWLS

"Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study"

DISCLAIMER:
Individuals are encouraged to use discrimination in diagnosing and treating any condition - be it medical, emotional or spiritual. You should never substitute singing bowls for professional medical treatment. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Read More