Uses Of The Singing Bowl
A bell that can sustain a musical note when struck that is made from an alloy of copper and tin is what is referred to as a singing bowl. Traditionally singing bowls were made from an alloy of materials associated with a heavenly body and most of the time there were seven metals. Copper, mercury, gold, silver, iron, tin, and lead were the alloys commonly mentioned. Meteoritic iron is also claimed to be found in some of the singing bowls. The results of the measuring apparatus used during the analysis of ancient sing bowls found show that although there were traces of lead, zinc, copper, and silver, there were no traces of mercury and gold found .
The molten metal is normally hand hammered to make the singing bowls. Modern singing bowls are made by sand cast followed by machine-lathing although they can also be made by hand hammering. When finishing the singing bowls, they can be decorated by a message of goodwill or motifs or rings, stars, leaves or dots.
Singing bowls are mostly used for healing and meditation purposes. The sounds generated when the singing bowls are struck have a type of energy medicine that promotes healing. The pure sonic waves produced by the singing bowls awaken our ability to hear with more than just our ears.
Sickness is considered to be an impact of disharmony within the body. Matter is energy that vibrates at different rates therefore by changing the rate of vibration, we can change the structure of matter. The singing bowls produce vibrations that can impact our nervous system and influence our relaxation reflex to inhibit the stress and pain response.
The singing bowls are used for healing based on the idea that illness is caused by a hindrance to the energy flow in the body. The sound frequencies produced by the singing bowls restore the energy flow in the parts of the body where it is required. Our brainwaves can also be stimulated by the singing bowls. They create a pulsation of sound that entrains our brain. You are able to relax and feel good because of the pulsating tone. This is why it is suitable for brainwave entertainment.
Chakras are a connection between the spiritual aspect and the physical aspect of our being. The endocrine gland is associated with the seven main chakras. A physical dysfunction means that one of the chakras is either blocked, dysfunctional or imbalanced. For the functioning and balanced endocrine and other associated glands, chakra balancing is done. To bring the chakras back to normal functioning, the singing bowls produce sound waves in the form of sine frequencies which correct the unbalanced chakras. In certain religious practices, singing bowls are used. The singing bowls are usually struck by a wood block to produce a sound during chanting.