I have experienced many Tibetan Singing Bowls and Crystal Singing Bowls as well as Kirtan’s and mixed Sound Baths over the years to support my own healing journey and always loved them.
It seemed a natural progression for me to stop using music in my yoga sessions and use Tibetan Singing Bowls instead. I was very fortunate to receive guidance and help from Chrystal Soundhealing and purchased my own Set of Tibetan Singing Bowls.
My Sound Bowls were hand made in Nepal in the traditional way from Bronze, a mixture of metal and tin. This bell metal bronze sounds better than any other metal, which is why machine made bowls of lower quality (brass made of zinc and copper) don’t sound as beautiful. It takes about 1 one week to make one of these precious Sound Bowls. I use them either on their own in Soundbaths or private sessions or implement them as part of my Reiki Sessions, Yoga Sessions, Aromatherapy sessions and in Retreats.
There is more and more research coming on our on the benefits of Sound Healing and I can see on a daily basis in my classes how positively they impact my students.
In my personal sessions I combine Reiki, Sound Healing and Aromatherapy. You can find more info HERE.
The most fundamental element of the human being is the cell. The simplest way of communicating with the cells are through vibration. External vibrations cause a sympathetic resonance in the cells. When tapping a singing bowl placed on the body which consists of more than 70% of water, the sound transmitted to cause the cell to resonate. The sound waves spread, as the concentric waves from a stone dropped in a pond, into larger and larger circles through blood, flesh, organs and even bones, relaxing them and at the same time, harmonizing and energizing them. In this way, the more than 100 trillion cells that are the building blocks of the human body are receiving a gentle cell massage.
Sound can also release energy blockages throughout the mind, body, and spirit. Any sound affects the nervous system which in turn affects every cell in the body. The bowl vibrations are soothing enough to calm the nervous system yet powerful enough to travel deep into the body to penetrate the bones. Vibration can move into places you could never touch with your hands, to effect a healing that would be very difficult to recreate otherwise. It is a combination between the sound of the bowl through the ear, over the eardrum and into the brain and the vibration of the bowl through the flesh of the body that causes the harmonizing, de-stressing effect of the bowls. The Tibetan Bowl Sound healing practitioner taps the bowls in certain rhythms creating an entrancing energy. When inner harmony is disturbed, we lose our equilibrium. Everyday stress makes us prone to illness and impairs our quality of life. Through sound massage, such tensions, and blockages in mind, body, and soul can be gently loosened.
Everyone has a vibration that is a signature of their health and wellbeing. Sound and vibration can be used to re-tune us to health and one of the most powerful modalities for this is the use of Tibetan singing bowls. When there is a deep relaxation through soothing, resonant sound, the body is affected on a cellular level, opening up the flow of energy to move us back toward vibrational alignment with health. This fine touch and vibration tones the body, mind and soul, flows through the body and moves all the cells.
If you have facebook you might be able to VIEW THIS VIDEO illustrating how sound might re-organise things in your body.
BENEFITS OF SOUND HEALING WITH TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS
- Reduction of stress and anxiety & depression
- promotes deep relaxation & better sleep & balances the nervous system
- lowers anger & blood pressure
- pain relief
- increases mental and emotional clarity
- promotes stillness, happiness & wellbeing
- Chakra Balancing
- Cleanses negative energy
- increased productivity and focus
STUDIES ON SOUND HEALING
Information taken from Healthline.com.
A 2020 research review of four studies showed that singing bowl therapy resulted in improved mental and emotional health. These improvements echoed the findings of an earlier 2016 observational study. Some of these improvements include:
The study also reported improvements in physical health, including:
- blood pressure
- heart rate
- respiratory rate
- peripheral capillary oxygen saturation
A 2019 study found that Himalayan singing bowls can help induce a deep state of relaxation in a short period of time, often under 20 minutes. This level of relaxation was greater in both depth and consistency than relaxation from just lying down in silence.
A pilot study in Italy showed that Tibetan singing bowls helped relieve distress and increase a sense of well-being in people with metastatic cancer. They also helped decrease anxiety, involuntary mental activity, and stress. The researchers called for larger studies to confirm results.
A 2022 study in Germany found that singing bowl massage led to a decrease of overall EEG power, or certain brain signals, which might help create a sense of well-being. These researchers also called for larger studies to confirm results.
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