Tibetan Singing Bowl with Dragon - Shiny, 9 cm
Traditionally made of 7 metals, most of singing bowls are now made of brass, an alloy of copper and zinc with excellent sound properties. You can make it sing by sliding the mallet on the upper edge, varying the pressure and speed of the movement. Thanks to its thick wall, it produces a long-lasting vibration.
Tibetan bowls have been known since at least 4000 years. They have been used for astrological and therapeutic purposes and also during secret rituals. It is said that their vibration eliminates tensions in the body and cleans up the atmosphere of negative energies to create a moment of peace. Every Tibetan bowl has a specific sound and each person has a special way of playing depending on their character and mood. When playing different bowls at the same time, the resulting vibration multiplies the effect of their individual sounds. Today singing bowls are widely used to create relaxing music, as well as for sound therapy. They are very popular with music therapists, sound healers, and yoga and meditation practitioners.
Tips for beginners: bowls are often used as a bell by hitting the outside part. Making them sing takes a bit more practice: strike the bowl and, as it vibrates, begin to rub the edge of the mallet. If you don't get it with the felted part, try with the wooden handle: it is usually easier.
Do you need one bowl for each chakra?
Each singing bowl emits a specific sound made of a complex set of musical notes that give it its richness and compose its tone, like a sound signature. Having different notes and harmonics, one single bowl can have an effect on various chakras at the same time and it is not necessary to get one bowl for each one.
Note: the cushion may be different from the one shown on the picture.