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Using Your New Tibetan Singing Bowl

Introduction

This is your complete guide to using your new Tibetan singing bowl! In this guide, we discuss the benefits of your singing bowl, how to play it, and how a portion of profits will help non-profit organizations that work to provide meditation and mindfulness practices to at-risk communities. Let's dive in!

Benefits

Singing bowls have incredible healing effects and are widely recommended by health practitioners. The vibrations created by a singing bowl benefit the body by reducing stress, positively affecting the nervous and immune systems, inhibiting pain, combating depression, and balancing the chakras.             

In Ayurvedic medicine, illness is caused by disharmony within the body. Because matter is energy that vibrates at different rates, the structure of matter can be changed by altering the rate of vibration. The body and mind are healthy when they vibrate in harmony.                 

When you play a singing bowl, the vibrations cause the right and left sides of your brain to synchronize and emit alpha and theta brain waves in synchronicity with the vibrations emanating from your singing bowl. Theta brainwaves are essential to healing the body and mind and create an experience commonly known as “being in the zone”. This synchronization brings your body and mind into harmony and helps you enter deep meditative states, receive intuitive messages, and engage in creative thinking.

Learn more about the benefits on our homepage and blog.

How to Play a Singing Bowl

Playing a Tibetan singing bowl or a crystal singing bowl for the first time can be challenging, but with a little practice, it can be easy, fun and rewarding!

There are two ways to play a singing bowl. The first is to strike the side of the bowl with a mallet. The second is to rub the rim of the bowl with a mallet. In this blog post we explain each method more thoroughly as well as some advanced techniques you can also explore once you become more familiar with playing singing bowls. These methods work with both a Tibetan and crystal singing bowl.

Charity

We are very proud of the fact that Shanti Bowl is a social enterprise. We prioritize people before profit and are passionate about making the world a better place.

We meet that goal by donating 15% of our profits to several non-profit organizations that work to provide meditation and mindfulness practices to at-risk communities. Learn more about our Pay It Forward program.

Questions

Have more questions about your new Tibetan singing bowl or crystal singing bowl? Check out our FAQ or send us an email!

6 comments

Jan 19, 2021 • Posted by Shanti Bowl

Hi Palani, thanks so much for your message! We actually have a YouTube channel where you can watch all sorts of videos of our singing bowls being played. You can find us on YouTube by searching for “Shanti Bowl” or you can use the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq__6bXnmk_iV1JFHkMYcrg. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Jan 19, 2021 • Posted by Shanti Bowl

Hi Elizabeth, thanks so much for your message! We would recommend applying a little dab of natural or non-toxic glue to the bottom of the felt and then pressing it down into the wood with your thumb for a minute or so. Then allow it to dry for 24 hours. That should do the trick! Good luck and please let us know if you have any questions!

Jan 19, 2021 • Posted by Shanti Bowl

Hi Debbie, thanks so much for your kind message! We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying your new singing bowl! Happy playing and please let us know if you have any questions!

Jan 19, 2021 • Posted by Elizabeth Cook

The red felt on the mallet has pealed back a little at the seam. How would you recommend reattaching the very small area that has pealed back? Other than that, I love the bowl and the comforting intonation!

Jan 19, 2021 • Posted by Debbie E.

I received my order today (8" and 5.5" singing bowls and tongue drum) and just had to let you know that I’m very impressed and thrilled with these items. I like that you have videos on your website of the bowls being played, which was a large part of ordering them because I was able to hear them first. Truly, they sound even better ‘in person’. Thank you for offering such wonderful products and also for your thoughtfulness and efforts to help others through your donations.

Jan 19, 2021 • Posted by PALANI

Hi could you make a video of you teaching us how to play the singing bowl

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