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What is it with me and sound..

A Tibetan singing bowl is a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Also known as singing bowls or Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls are used promote relaxation and offer powerful healing properties.

How It Works

A few different theories have been proposed to explain why Tibetan singing bowls might be beneficial. Such theories suggest that:

  • The vibrations that the bowls produce may affect the mind and body.

  • The sounds the bowls create may impact brain waves in order to induce relaxation.

  • They may induce the same psychological effects and benefits as listening to music.

The benefits of listening to the bowls may be related to the ancient practice of sound therapy. Often used by indigenous cultures throughout the world, sound therapy involves pulsing sounds, clapping, drumming, and singing for ceremonial, spiritual, and health purposes.


Scientific studies have examined the potential benefits of Tibetan singing bowls.

Some of the possible uses for singing bowl therapy include:

  • Stress relief: Research supports the use of Tibetan singing bowls as a way to promote relaxation and reduce feelings of anxiety.

  • Improving sleep: Because singing bowl therapy has been linked to decreased anxiety and tension, it can be helpful for improving sleep.

  • Lowering blood pressure: A preliminary study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion in 2014 examined the benefits of starting a directed relaxation session with 12 minutes of singing bowls and found a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure and heart rate compared to silence before the session.

  • Reducing depression: One study linked singing bowl therapy to improvements in mood and suggested that this approach may be a low-cost way to help reduce symptoms of depression.

  • Stimulating the immune system: Tibetan singing bowls can stimulate the immune system and produce beneficial changes in brain waves.

  • Pain relief: One study looking at chronic spinal pain found that people treated with singing bowl therapy experienced significantly decreased pain intensity as well as decreased stress.

  • Balancing and harmonizing the body: Vibrations of a singing bowl can produce beneficial changes in the body by "harmonizing" the cells and "balancing the body's energy system."

  • Enhancing other healing practices: Some people use the bowls in combination with other healing practices, such as meditation and deep breathing.

How I use Tibetan Singing Bowls

During this treatment, you will lie on the floor while the bowls are placed in different configurations. For example, they might be placed around your body, on your body, or in different locations around the room. I usually will carry one around and play it according to what type session we are doing.

I hope this information helps you understand just a tiny piece of the benefits of sound and how incorporating it into your wellness routine can only help you achieve your goals with more of a clear mind and heart!

I look forward to working with you and watching your love for the bowls grow as mine did!

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