Tibetan singing bowls are a type of instrument used for healing. Also known as Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls are considered a type of bell.
Buddhist monks have long used Tibetan singing bowls in meditation. In addition, some alternative medicine practitioners (including music therapists, massage therapists, and yoga therapists) use Tibetan singing bowls to aid in the treatment of certain health conditions.
How Do Tibetan Singing Bowls Promote Healing?
This form of sound therapy stimulates the brain to make changes that increase our abilities in the following ways:
- Doubles stem cell production
- Healing stress related disorders
- Detoxification down to the cellular and "bone deep" level
- Deeper, more profound sleep
- Synchronization of right and left brain hemispheres
- Increased learning ability
- Management or resolution of learning issues, ADD, ADHD, AUTISM
- Deepening meditative states
- Retrains the body/mind to let go of stress and heal itself
- Balances Chakras
- Effortless achievement of the "relaxation response"
- Healing past emotional traumas and break through of limiting behavior patterns
- Relief from headache, fatigue, insomnia, menstrual difficulties
- Relief from digestive disorders, emotional imbalances, joint or muscle aches
For the study, 54 people with chronic spinal pain were assigned to either six sessions of singing bowl therapy, a placebo treatment, or no treatment at all. Study results showed that members of the singing bowl group and the placebo group experienced a significant decrease in pain intensity. The study's authors also found that both the singing bowl therapy and the placebo therapy had a stress-reducing effect on participants.
How to Use Them:
To create sound with singing bowls, gently strike the bowls and then rub the accompanying mallet in a circular motion against the bowl's rim.
The Alpha-Theta border of the brain waves is of greatest importance to healing the body, mind and spirit. It is also the goal of a Tibetan Bowl session. This narrow band of waves, known as the Schuman Resonance, produces waves that travel at 7-8 (Hertz) cycles per second. This is the precise frequency of the earth's electromagnetic field. When our brain's produce alpha-theta waves, not only are we in sync with the heartbeat of planet earth, but intelligence, creativity, higher achievement in any area and self-healing mechanisms of the body are activated. This is what is commonly referred to as "being in the zone".
When our brains are in this state, the body is in a state of harmony and the central nervous system reduces input from the peripheral nervous system which allows it to expand it's range of functioning. This expansion of functioning, yet unstudied by scientists, is where the body's self healing mechanisms are activated. Though science has yet to delineate and define the actual mechanisms by which the body heals itself it is commonly understood and known from ancient medicine that the body can and does heal dis-ease when naturally supported to do so. Singing Bowl Therapy can effortlessly put you into this special brain wave state that supports your unique goal toward better health.
"Vibrations can travel into places you could never touch with your hands, to effect a healing that would be very difficult to recreate otherwise ."
If you have a symptom that won't go away, it has it's roots in stress and conscious, subconscious and cellular memory.
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Addictive tendencies
- Test anxiety
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer (many other forms of cancer)
- Essential hypertension
- Mitral valve prolapse
- Reynaud's disease
- Concentration problems, ADD, ADHD, other learning disabilities
Because the singing bowls elicit, effortlessly, the relaxation response, this form of therapy can have a profound healing influence on these and any other illness.
Chakras are energy vortices originating in the ancient Indian system of healing. Most literature discusses seven main chakras but there are literally hundreds of vortices of energy all over the body. For example, acupuncture points are energy vortices and therefore chakras.
In Sanskrit "chakrum" means "wheel" (chakra is plural). Chakras are energy wheels full of light and color that shimmer and spin and vibrate when functioning correctly. When functioning correctly, the body is healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Chakras are the connection between the spiritual aspect of our being and the physical. There is an endocrine gland associated with of the 7 chakras. In the Indian system of healing when a physical dysfunction is in place one or more chakras is considered to be blocked, dysfunctional or unbalanced. Unbalanced chakras are reflected in a whole range of mental, emotional and physiological dysfunctions.
Chakra balancing is used to correct the chakra so that the endocrine gland and all the associated structures and organs effected by that gland, balance and begin to function correctly. Historically, chakra balancing has been done in a number of ways but it has been most effectively done by someone who has the capability to either feel or see or both the chakras and their state of unbalance. They then use their energy field and technique to adjust and balance them.
Tibetan Singing Bowls naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves run interference to the unbalanced chakras and naturally correct and balance them. The overall balancing effect of the Tibtan Singing bowls on the brain waves and cellular function combine to enhance and support the corrective rebalance of the sine wave's effect on each chakra. The result is balanced chakras which can then in turn support the cellular level physical changes also created by the sound waves.
It may seem like an odd sort of therapy but I implore you to give it a try! You won't be sorry you did!