By Ana Chauhan, Chief Editor, The Pawprint
Tibetan singing bowls, also known as Himalayan singing bowls, are instruments that produce various tones and sounds by striking the side and rotating a mallet around the bowl’s perimeter.
These bowls were initially made from an alloy of different metals about 6000 years ago in the Tibetan region and were used to guide meditations.
According to Susy Schieffelin, these bowls are popular in sound healing, a type of therapy using soundwaves to heal physical, emotional, and spiritual issues, because of their unique vibrations.
Listed below are 5 reasons why you should be using Tibetan singing bowls.
1. They are relaxing
According to a sound therapist, Sara Auster, singing bowls can be incredibly relaxing, especially when combined with a sound bath. Due to its deeply immersive nature, it can bring a sense of calm and grounding to your whole body.
2. They promote the production of relaxing brain waves.
There is a belief that singing bowls increase alpha and theta brain waves, according to both Auster and Schieffelin. “These waves are connected with deep, meditative, and tranquil states that are highly favourable to healing,” Auster says, adding that the sounds of these waves can also reduce the heart and respiratory rate, creating a therapeutic and restorative impact.
3. They might be able to help with pain relief.
Participants in a short 2016 study by integrative health research psychologist Tamara Goldsby, PhD, reported a reduction in pain after attending singing bowl meditations and sound baths, according to Auster. More research, however, is required.
4. They may aid in the improvement of mental health.
Goldsby and her colleagues discovered in the same 2016 study that singing bowls improve memory. In the study, Goldsby and her colleagues discovered that singing bowls lowered stress and anxiety in the 62 men and women who took part.
5. They have the ability to improve general well-being.
Finally, singing bowls can provide a revitalized sense of well-being, happiness, and tranquillity, as well as generate a sense of ease and inner peace, according to Schieffelin.
If it sounds too good to be true, Goldsby’s research found that after the study, participants’ sentiments of spiritual well-being improved dramatically. “Tibetan singing bowl meditation may be a potentially low-cost, non-invasive method of intervention for reducing symptoms of tension, anxiety, and sadness, as well as promoting spiritual well-being,” the researchers conclude.