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Singing Bowl Guide for Beginners

Singing bowl practices are part of Tibetan Buddhism that have profound healing and medicinal properties. Those of you familiar with meditation and Buddhist traditions are likely to have heard about these beautiful singing bowls. It is believed that singing bowls produce multiple harmonics that help strike a balance between the left and right sides of the brain. As a result of the sound, the listener is transformed into an elevated state of consciousness.

It has always been good for the mind and nerves to be able to listen to instruments that produce restful sounds. The resonating sounds of Singing Bowls are also a form of music therapy that reduces stress. You might have trouble reaping the maximum benefits of singing bowl meditation at first if you're new to this technique and are not familiar with how to use them. You've come to the right place if you're new to singing bowls! In this post, you'll find everything you need to know about singing bowls for beginners.

How to play Singing Bowls?

Have you ever wondered how to get the best tone out of your singing bowls? Basically, there are numerous ways to play a singing bowl. From beginners to advanced, there are a variety of options. Here, is a simple guide to use a singing bowl in meditation for beginners.

Striking Method

With the striking method, you hit the side of the singing bowl with either a wooden or padded striker. Despite their low sound, wooden strikers produce high-pitched, metallic chimes. Similar to a felt mallet, a felt-upholstered mallet will create a gentler tone. Avoid hitting your singing bowl too hard when you strike it as this may crack it or cause it to fall.

Rimming Method

In comparison to striking, the Rimming method is more difficult. The striker can be played with a leather-wrapped or wooden mallet. As well as holding the singing bowl comfortably, you should also select the right positioning. If you are holding a mallet-like holding pen, you should hold it tightly.

Singing Bowl Meditation Techniques

The singing bowl will come with a leather-wrapped mallet so you can play it. The breaking-in period of a Tibetan singing bowl is necessary when you begin playing it with a new mallet.

Small grooves will be made in the mallet after the mallet has been run around the rim. Gradually, these grooves will grow deeper, allowing the mallet to grip the rim better.

Once you have chosen the best method to practice meditation using singing bowls, let us learn how to actually produce the beautiful harmonical sound. There are three different techniques used by beginners to yoga practitioners all around the world.

Singing Bowl

Around the Rim

  • Put your left hand on the bell.

  • Your right hand should hold the mallet about halfway down. The tips of your fingers need to touch the wood and point down.

  • To warm the bell, tap it on the side with the mallet.

  • Make circular motions with the mallet by moving it clockwise around the bowl's perimeter. As if you were stirring soup, move your arm vigorously as you continue stirring the bell.

  • Applying pressure, continue to rub the mallet around the outside edge of the bowl.

  • Don't build the volume too quickly, rather allow it to build slowly.

  • Take twenty minutes to contemplate the sound.

Wah Wah

  • Re-repeat steps 1 to 5 from the "Around The Rim" technique.

  • Allow the volume to build slowly rather than going too fast.

  • While the bell is still singing, remove the mallet from it.

  • Aim to hold the bowl up to your top lip one inch from your mouth.

  • Imagine yourself saying, "Wah.”. Wah. Wah.”

  • Your mouth should be at least an inch from the rim when making this sound.

Water Bowl

  • The "Around the Rim" technique can be repeated from Stages 1 to 5, as described above.

  • Keep rubbing the mallet around the edges of the table while applying pressure.

  • Remove the mallet from your hand

  • Let the water inside the bowl lap up towards the rim by tilting it.

  • To create a dolphin sound, swirl the bowl.

Final Say

There is a tradition of Tibetan Buddhists using singing bowls as instruments. Medicinal and healing properties abound in these bowls. These singing bowls have been used by Buddhist monks for meditation and healing. Juccini’s singing bowls are hand-hammered in the foothills of the Himalayas so that you can get the maximum benefits from the harmonic sound from our singing bowl. There are various things you must consider before buying the singing bowls, which you can find in our other blogs: Which is the best singing bowl for you?

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