Music & sound making instruments are as old as humanity and have always been used to promote healing & transformation of consciousness.
The Singing Bowl is one of the most primal & useful forms created by humans.
Singing Bowls are native to India, Tibet & Himalayan region. The golden yellow metal Singing Bowls are unique Sound Healing & musical instruments. At first, they may not look like a musical or healing instrument. However when you start to stir or beat these bowls with diff. Kinds of sticks & beaters unexpectedly warm, deep, perceptible vibrations are transformed into full, harmonious sound.
According to Tibetan oral traditions, the existence of Singing Bowls dates back to 560-480 B.C.; the tradition was brought back from INDIA to TIBET, along with the teaching of Buddha by some great “ Tantric” masters in the Tibetan region.
However, the origin & original function of these metal bowls with their fascinating & ethereal sound and their undeniable influence on the mind, body & soul are still surrounded by an aura of mystery.
In 1951 China invaded Tibet. Then the Chinese began to destroy most of the monasteries & temples. Many monks fled the country. Living outside their country and in poverty created pressure to sell their belongings, which contributed to the gradual appearance of the singing bowls on the western market in the 1960’s & 1970’s.
That metal bowls can make beautiful sounds and can be used as tools for meditation & healing is new to the modern world. Very little is known about how the bowls were used in the past. Even in Tibet they were not very well known and were kept & used secretly by the monks & lamas.
Singing Bowls have been in use in Great Vedic Civilization, Buddhist Meditation & Spiritual philosophy, Himalayas culture for centuries. Available only to select monks in secluded monasteries of Himalayan region, they have carried the mystique of nirvana (Divine enlightenment ) in their sacred vibrations.
Perhaps guessing about and digging into the origin of Singing Bowls is not very important. They exist, and they have found their way for the benefit of mankind with their healing & transformational energies. Probably this might be enough to know in our approach to the Singing Bowls.
An instrument with a balanced & harmonious effect on our whole human existence, Singing Bowls could have a great influence- now & in the future- on our capacity for expanding consciousness, transformation & healing.
When Singing Bowls are played together, the intermingling tones start to resonate creatively producing the most unexpected & mysterious sound.Because of their spiritual qualities, these very SOUNDS can touch you at the deepest level of your soul.
Singing Bowls, in the modern world, are becoming increasingly well-known, worldwide, in the field of healing & spiritualism with its transformational energies.
Singing Bowls is a type of bell that is shaped like a bowl. They come in many shapes & sizes and have been made for several centuries.
Created through a exacting & delicate combination of hand – hammered technique & from sacred metals ( primarily Copper & Tin ) and certain other metals in little proportion to enhance the vibration qualities that may include Mercury, Iron, Nickel, Cadmium, Silver, Zinc etc. ) which lend their unique frequency to the vibration of the bowls.
The harmonic sounds created from these bowls aid the meditative process. They are excellent for reducing stress, deep relaxation, Meditation, Chakra Balancing & overall Holistic Healing. They have also found a unique & highly venerated existence among the instruments of world music.
When Singing Bowls are played with the wooden mallet, produce a rich blend of harmonic overtones & these overtones have the direct effect on the Chakras. That awaken a beautiful & powerful mystery. They produce the sacred sound of “AUM”. Their rich sonic vibrations alter space, mind & time.
Long ago the Ayurvedic sage, Charuk, stated that vibration and massage could come together to affect the treatment of many illnesses. He called this synergy “samvahan,” a Sanskrit word describing what the vibrations of the bowls can do.
Samvahan means “re-awakening of tissue.” And indeed that is what the eerily beautiful tones and overtones of the bowls do: they bring new life to stagnated parts, and they reawaken the healing powers within the body. The deep relaxation response defies description; it must be experienced!
How can the sound-vibrations of a singing bowl do all that? Even heal the body?
The human body can be compared to an orchestra, where each organ, tissue, and cell is like a different instrument. Just like in an orchestra, the individual parts all have different tones, overtones and unique attributes that have to be tuned in order to play harmoniously together. The singing bowl therapist works like a music conductor.
Our nervous system is sensitive to all sounds. Loud and dissonant sounds can hurt or even kill us, while the beautiful, rhythmic sounds of the singing bowls have a profoundly healing effect on the nervous system, which is in continuous communication with every cell in the body.
The combination between the sound of the bowl perceived through the ear, and the vibrations of the bowl through the flesh of the body, has a healing effect on body, mind, and soul.
The external vibrations of the tapped bowl cause the cells to resonate. From here the sound waves spread everywhere since the body consists of more than 70% water, and water is a great conductor of sound and vibration.
The sound waves (like the waves from a stone thrown into a pond) spread in concentric rings into larger and larger circles through the blood, flesh, organs, and bones, relaxing them and at the same time harmonizing and energizing them.
In this way, the more than 100 trillion cells, the building blocks of the human body, are receiving a gentle cleansing massage. Think of it as being similar to what happens when you put jewelry or dentures into a supersonic bath. In a short while, all the dirt comes loose. The sound vibrations of IASH singing bowls, designed for healing, release energy blockages from body, mind, and spirit.
These special vibrations are soothing enough to calm the nerves, yet penetrating enough to reach the marrow of the bones!
Sound Healing with IASH Singing Bowls is a powerful adjuvant therapy for almost any illness, due to its relaxing effect. Many clients feel relief from pain and tension the first time they receive treatment, for others it takes a few more sessions before they perceive a profound change.