Living in the modern times is like being in a constant race. We are always busy chasing our dreams and not realizing that we are sacrificing our clarity, serenity and peace of mind.
This is where meditation can help us. It is a simple practice that we can do by ourselves or better to be guided by experts. Meditation classes are designed to help eliminate our stress, increase our clarity and calmness, and boost our happiness. There are various meditation practices that we can apply to promote holistic healing in the modern times. One of these is the sound healing meditation technique which uses the popular Tibetan singing bowls.
Tibetan Singing Bowls for Meditation and Sound Healing
What is a Tibetan singing bowl?
Singing bowls have been popularly used by Tibetan as well as Indian people for sound therapy for centuries now. Its use began in the Far East thousands of years ago but is now widespread in the different parts of the world including the USA and Europe. It is also an important part of meditation Hong Kong sessions as well as those in other modernized Asian cities.
What makes the Tibetan singing bowl special?
Forged or made from alloys dating back and following the Shamanastic tradition, authentic Tibetan singing bowls
contain the special metals copper, tin, silver, lead, mercury, iron and gold. These metals are believed to be connected to our galaxy; gold (Sun), silver (Moon), mercury (planet Mercury), copper (planet Venus), iron (planet Mars), tin (planet Jupiter) and lead (planet Saturn). The combination of these metals creates the solemn sound and harmonics produced by the bowl.
The Science Behind Sound Therapy and Singing Bowl Holistic Healing Benefits
Before we extensively discuss its benefits, it is important to have a look at why it is beneficial. According to proposed theories, the bowls produce vibrations that may affect our body and mind. The sounds it creates can also impact our brain waves and induce or trigger relaxation and calmness. Lastly, the vibrations can also induce psychological benefits similar to what we can get from listening to music.
A Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine study of 62 participants found the Tibetan singing bowl meditation technique to be effective in lessening fatigue, anger, tension and depression. On top of this, the research found the meditation experience of all the participants to increase their feeling and sense of spiritual well-being.
Tibetan singing bowl and meditation experts believe that the sound frequencies activate our Theta brainwave. It is the state where we reach our light sleep but deep meditation and deep relaxation. It is also the state where we can achieve a deep sense of spiritual connection as well as unity with the universe.
Below are the other different benefits that busy people in modern societies can experience through Tibetan singing bowl meditation sessions.
- Lower blood pressure – a 2014 clinical study in the American Journal of Health Promotion found greater decrease in heart rate and systolic blood pressure after 12 minutes of a directed singing bowl relaxation session.
- Reduced depression
- Immune system stimulation
- Pain relief
- Balanced and harmonized body’s energy system
- Enhanced other healing practices