Do you use Tibetan singing bowls for sound healing and cleansing?

I saw these luminous babies on display in Portsmouth, NH today. (LOVE the one in front.)

What are Tibetan singing bowls?

If you’ve never used one before, think of them as spirit bells you can play in a few different ways, usually with a wooden mallet.

Buddhist monks have long used them in meditation practice.

They produce a range of tones depending on the size of the bowl and how they’re made.

Typically, they are tuned to match one of the 7 chakras, though this is not a hard and fast rule by any means.

Uses for Tibetan singing bowls

I use singing bowls to promote relaxation, practice sound healing, aid in meditation, and assist with shamanic journeying.

Many believe that the energetic vibrations can help promote beneficial changes, as well as physical, mental, and emotional healing.

I love to open and close Reiki healing sessions with their clear, sweet tones.

I also have one tuned for the sixth chakra. It really helps me clear my mind after a long day out and about in the world.

How to play a singing bowl

Most Tibetan singing bowls will come with a wooden mallet and also a little cushion to sit them on.

To play a bowl, press the mallet to the edge of the singing bowl. Run it in a circle around the bowl until it starts to produce a bright, clear tone. There’s a rhythm to it once you get the hang of it.

You can also gently strike the edge of the bowl with the mallet, so that it rings like a bell.

Do you use a Tibetan singing bowl?

How do you use your singing bowl?

Please leave a comment below and share your experience! I’d love it if you shared.