Singing bowls also called the healing bowls, can be traced back to Asia as early as 2000 B.C. They are made of an alloy of different metals connected to seven astrological planets, which creat a range of different sounds and overtones.
Those metals are normally used as follows:
Mercury- Mercury, Copper- Venus, Iron- Mars, Tin- Jupiter, Lead- Saturn etc.
Singing bowls can be used as offering bowls, as beat instruments and for meditation or relaxation. Bowls have a double effect, with sound and vibration.
Science has confirmed that music, as an organized form of sound can directly afffect mood, brain waves, the neruous system and the body chemistry. The vibration of singing bowls stimulate the body to recreate its own harmonic frequency and help produce the alpha waves that present in the brain in deep relaxation. Singing bowls of all sizes are said to clean the atmosphere around us of negative energy and emotional blockages.
The seven phases of a complete singing bowls relaxation are a gentle treatment of 1. The Head, 2. The Arms, 3. The Throat, 4. The back, 5. Abdomen and chest, 6. The Face, 7. Round off or Neck lift.
Relaxation with Bowls, Effects:
1. Promotion of the energy balance.
2. Reduction of stress and involved emotions.
3. Reducing of tensions.
4. Upgrading of creativity and imagination.
5. Elevating of life forces.
6. Balancing of hermisphere of the brain.
7. Helping to harmonize body, spirit and soul.
8. Giving a positive self-image and empowering assertiveness.
Five basic techniques for playing the Singing bowls: Beating, Encircling, Adding of Water, Adding of toneless vowels and Spinning.