Tibetan Singing Bowl with Engravings - Medium
Traditionally made of 7 metals, nowadays most of them are made of brass, an alloy of copper and zinc with excellent sound properties. You can make it chant 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.
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's not necessary to get one bowl for each one.
“Listening to the bell I feel that the afflictions in me begin to dissolve. My mind becomes calm, my body relaxed, and a smile appears on my lips. Following the sound of the bell my breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness”.
Thich Nhat Hanh