Choosing The Right Singing Bowl for first time

Are you eager to choose your own singing bowl? But still in doubt which singing bowl could be the one for you!

This is totally understandable as every Singing Bowl has its own sound - different and unique. Choosing a Singing Bowl can be a personal and important decision. With the fact that singing bowl promotes relaxation and offer powerful healing properties in physical and mental aspect, why would not any one want to have at least one singing bowl for them!

Here are some tips and tricks you may consider while choosing your singing bowl:

Find your right size

Understand how the size of the Singing bowl matters for Beginners and for healer before choosing the right size of bowl for you. The size of the Singing Bowl determines the pitch, vibration and volume it produces. Consider the size of the space you will be using the singing bowl in, as well as your personal preference for the sound and feel of the bowl.

1. Small Size Singing Bowl

If you are a beginner and eager to learn and understand how this actually works then I suggest you to choose a small singing bowl within a size of 4.5 inch to 6 inch in diameter. The resonance of this size bowl may not be for long period but the tone of the bowl will be high. This is good to go for beginner who just want to try and know about singing bowl on budget.

2. Medium Size Singing bowl

If you are beginner with more enthusiasm to learn about the singing bowl and actually want to experience the magic then I suggest you to invest on a medium singing bowl of at least 7 - 8 inch in diameter as this size perfectly fits on your palm. Medium size bowl has a good resonance and can be use in chakra balancing, aura cleansing, cleansing space and meditations.

If you have begun your journey of playing singing bowl with a small size, you will appreciate adding a medium one to your collection.

3.Large size Singing Bowl

Undeniably larger the singing bowl higher its resonance. The powerful vibration of large singing bowl can even be felt on the surface on which the bowl is kept and played on. Singing bowl more than 10 inch can be considered as large size. Larger bowls 10 inches and higher are difficult to make, hard to find and expensive. There is even large singing bowl in which you can actually sit and feels its vibration. These bowls are mostly used by Sound Healers to create harmony in our body.

Later you might want to know more about singing bowl and get a special one like moon bowl, Thado batti bowl, Manipura, Therapy bowl. These Singing bowls have their own speciality and design besides some singing bowls are very rare to find.

Know the right tone

After you have decided the right sized bowl for you, next important step is finding right toned singing bowl. This might sound easy but is really most difficult part of choosing the bowl when you have a lot of bowl to choose from.

You can choose the bowl based upon what feels soothing to you, what resonates with you. If you are confused between few bowls then you can ask other person to play it for you while you simply close your eye and feel the bowl that resonates with you the most.

Know the purpose

Consider the purpose for which you will be using the singing bowl. Some bowls are specifically designed for specific practices.

1. Chakra healing

Many people use singing bowls for chakra and energy healing. The common idea is that the chakras are ordered by color and they have an association with notes.

If you want a set of singing bowl for 7 chakras for Chakra healing or cleansing, then you can find the tone of singing bowl using tuner app and get the right tone for the chakras.

Chakra

Note

Physical level

Emotional Level

Root

Note C

skeletal/spine

survival

Sacral

Note D

reproduction/bladder

creative

Solar Plexus

Note E

stomach/liver

power

Heart

Note F

heart/circulation

love

Throat

Note G

lungs/throat

expression

Third Eye

Note A

sinus/lower brain

intuition

Crown

Note B

nerves/upper brain

spiritual connection

 However, if you want 1 singing bowl that can work for healing any part of your body than you need to find the bowl that feels soothing to you and connect with you. You can use this bowl for healing any part of your body with your open intention to heal.

Small size bowl around 6 inch can be used for Third eye Chakra with note ldquo;A rdquo;. Similarly around 4-5 inch can be used for Crown Chakra with note ldquo;B rdquo;.

Medium size bowl 7-8 inch can be used for throat chakra with note ldquo;G rdquo;. while around 9-inch bowl can be used for heart chakra with ldquo;F rdquo; note.

For Chakra healing around 12 inches can be used with tone ldquo;C rdquo;. Similarly, 11-10 inches can be used for Sacral chakra with tone ldquo;D rdquo; and 9 to 10 inches can be used for Solar plexus chakra with tone ldquo;E rdquo;.

Basically, while choosing the Set of healing bowls, the bowls are chosen in order from largest to smallest in aligned from Root chakra being the largest and Crown chakra the smallest. This makes easy for Healer to carry the 7 Bowls as it can be kept one upon another. Most large bowl have base sound and smaller bowl have high tone sound, so it becomes easy to find a set bowl of Chakra Healing in this order.

2. Healing the Whole Body

Sitting singing bowl of size 29-30 inch are best for healing the whole body. Every bone and cell in our body has a resonant frequency and when our bodies feel sluggish, uninspired or unhealthy, sound can reset and re-tune these subtle energy fields. The vibration of Larger singing bowl where you can sit and relax travels all over your body swiftly simultaneously. This has the ability to shift brain waves, enhancing relaxation, creativity and healing.

3. Healing the Feet

Singing bowls, especially larger ones, can be used for healing the feet. While finding a large bowl to sit in might be challenging, it is possible to find a standing bowl around 18 inches in size, such as the Himalayan singing bowl. By standing in the bowl and playing it, one can experience the resonance that travels throughout the body, from the feet to the head.

According to Dr. Buathon Thienarrom, a Thai wellness practitioner specializing in sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls, vibrations can travel through the water in our bodies. This phenomenon helps stimulate circulation, leading to muscle relaxation and improved lymphatic flow. Sound healing with singing bowls has been found to have positive effects on reducing stress, anger, depression, and fatigue.

4. Healing the Crown Chakra or Head

The Crown Healing Singing Bowl is a unique and specialized singing bowl designed for healing crown chakra and relaxation purposes. What sets this bowl apart is its innovative feature—a hole in the middle that allows it to fit perfectly on top of anyone's head. This design ensures a comfortable experience as there is minimal pressure on the center of the head. By gently tapping the bowl, one can immediately feel a profound sense of relaxation wash over them, thanks to the soothing vibrations and resonant sound it produces. Additionally, this singing bowl is remarkably lightweight, further enhancing its usability and portability. If you're interested in experiencing the benefits of this Crown Healing Singing Bowl, it is exclusively available at the Himalayas Shop.

5. Meditation and Relaxation

If you want the Singing bowl for meditation and relaxation then use the sound that you can connect deeply with your inner self. Choose the Singing Bowl that resonates with you and connect with you.

6. Setting the Right intention on a Full Moon Day

Full Moon days are the perfect time to set an intention. A moon has a very beautiful spiritual significance. It is associated with enlightenment and removing the darkness with light & knowledge. While there are a lot of different ways to celebrate a full moon day and reflect ourself for a transformation. Using a Full Moon Singing Bowl on a Full Moon night can be a fun & effective way to practice this. Did you know that these full moon singing bowls are actually crafted on a Full Moon day to absorb and enhance the energy in a singing bowl. 

Quality

Choose a singing bowl from a reputable source to ensure that you are getting a high-quality product. The material and making process also differs the sound and resonance of the Singing Bowl. The casted Singing Bowl have higher pitch sound but less vibration while the Singing Bowl made with hand hammered technique has longer resonance and strong vibration. You also need to check for signs of poor craftsmanship, such as uneven rim or bottom, or poor sound quality.

You obviously do not want to buy a bowl with crack. Singing bowls are handmade so there might be scratches or rough edges, carefully examine inner and outer part of the bowl with cracks.

Strike the bowl with striker and place the bowl near to your ear, a crack bowl will produce cranking sound.

At Himalayas Shop each bowls are carefully selected for quality sound and vibration.

Style

Singing bowls come in a variety of styles, including traditional, contemporary, and decorative, and choosing a style that appeals to you is important.

Ultimately, the most important factor in choosing a singing bowl is to choose one that feels right for you. Take your time, experiment with different bowls, and listen to your intuition to find the singing bowl that will serve you best.

Singing bowl

3 comments

Manjeet Cross

Manjeet Cross

I’m looking for 1 bowl for all chakra & moon. Is that possible or do I have to have separate bowl?

Mintarsih

Mintarsih

Looking for singing bowl for whole body

Anonymous

Anonymous

How to manage the singing bowl around the body

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