Singing Bowls: Unboxing and Reveal

I received my crystal singing bowls with much excitement and gratitude! I’ve been learning so much about them as a whole, including Tibetan ones, and I had to share everything I’ve been doing and learning! Included below are some videos of my unboxing and playing my bowls!

I finally received my Crystal Singing Bowls! Much gratitude to Transcend Wellness for helping me to obtain these beautiful wonders! Watch the video below to see me unbox the bowls! And even put one on my head! lol.

“Okay Shelby, I see your Singing bowls. But what are they?”

Well, let’s dive into some history first, and then bring it back to the present!
Tibetan Singing Bowls are used in Buddhist practices and traditions, coming to Tibet from India. [1] These are the metal ones you typically see! Some say they came to Tibet during the time of the Buddha, which makes them really old!

Traditionally, monks play the bowls during meditation, prayer, and other gatherings. [1,2] Some Tibetan Singing Bowls though, are also for collecting offerings. [1]

The vibrations and sound are said to pass along teachings but also transform those who hear it into a higher spiritual state. Meaning, they are reaching a more Buddha-like state or nature. [1]

On the other hand, Crystal Singing Bowls didn’t arrive on the scene until about the mid 1970s with the advancement of technology. [5] Quartz was being used in computers as large as rooms! The quartz needed to be in large shapes, much larger than the ones used in our laptops. (If it is even still used in that way.) And that is how we got the bowls we know today!

“But how do they work?”

The current theory behind singing bowls is that everything is made up of vibrations. That includes you, me, computers, plants, animals, the Earth, etc. On the very, very tiniest level of atoms, everything vibrates. They move. So the theory goes, that the vibrations of the bowls affect the vibrations of the things around them. Thus affecting us! [3]

Some of the common benefits include relaxation, reports of better sleep, and reducing fatigue. But also improving mental states, feelings of peacefulness and bliss, and more. [3, 4] Scientists recommend conducting more studies on this matter. But we can draw upon the many personal experiences with singing bowls out there for now! [4]

Listen to me play my Singing Bowls below!

Resources referenced:

  1. https://www.bodhisattva.com/singing_bowl_history.htm
  2. https://www.buddhagroove.com/singing-bowl-buddhist-ritual-tool/
  3. https://www.integrativehealthcare.org/mt/archives/2018/01/sound-healing-8-health-benefits-to-note.html
  4. http://sciencenotes.ucsc.edu/2015/pages/sound/sound.html
  5. https://www.themindorchestra.com/tag/history-of-crystal-singing-bowls/

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