How to use the Tibetan bowl and what is it used for
The Tibetan bowl is a tool with incredible qualities for our health. But, how to use it? We explain the steps you must follow and we will find out why it is useful.
Although they are popularly known as singers (in addition to other popular names, such as Himalayan bowl, singing bowl or rin gong), the truth is that traditionally the best-known name is that of a Tibetan bowl. Despite the fact that its origin is unknown, historically they have been manufactured in Tibet, China, Bhutan, Japan, and Korea.
As you surely know, it consists of a bowl-shaped metal device whose sides and edges vibrate when they are rubbed and struck with a spleen, producing a kind of vibration and sound that is as particular as it is characteristic.
This vibration is, in short, what brings its benefits and well-known properties: helps reduce anxiety and relieve stress, improves concentration, balances the cerebral hemispheres, improves creativity, relieves headaches, helps balance the endocrine system and balances and cleanses the aura and chakras of the person.
Special mention should be made of its use when it comes to practicing both meditation and relaxation, since improving concentration easily and simply is especially useful when it comes to getting a much deeper meditation. Therefore, its use in the practice of yoga is also useful.
When it comes to enjoying the various benefits of music therapy, and especially the use of Tibetan bowls, it is very important to know how to use it properly.
To use the Tibetan bowl we really just need to place ourselves in a relaxed and calm place. If you practice relaxation or meditation habitually, this can become the ideal area to use it equally.
You only have to sit on a chair or chair where you feel comfortable, or on the ground known as the position of the lotus flower. Place the bowl at the height of your chest, a little away, and try to rub the mallet by its edges, slowly forming circles, without stopping.
If you manage to catch the trick and do it with patience you will see how in a few seconds or minutes you will start to hear a kind of vibratory sound.
If at the beginning you have trouble producing the sound just by rubbing it, there are those who give a light touch in the center of the bowl, to repeatedly begin to rub their edges with the mallet. It is another useful option, although remember that it is not advisable to hit it because in that case, you would only spoil it.
Once you manage to produce the vibratory sound you simply have to immerse yourself in its vibration, breathe calmly and slowly, and concentrate on it. If the vibration ends, you can go back to following the steps indicated above.
What is the use of the Tibetan bowl and what are its main uses?
The Tibetan bowls, also known as singing basins, became a fundamental tool on the part of the Tibetan masters as an aid to relaxation, meditation, harmonization and different energetic blocks.
Legend has it that a meteorite fell on a village, and from those remains was discovered a natural alloy of different metals with which the first bowl was created, which in the initial moments served as a sacred offering to Buddhists.
Gradually they realized their different virtues and qualities, especially when he was hit with a wooden stick and it was rolled by its edge, generating a sound that helped them positively when meditating.
In meditations and relaxation exercises
Especially during the practice of yoga, and particularly when practicing meditation and relaxation, the Tibetan bowls become a tool or an interesting element.
Its stable sound allows to relax and calm the mind, relax the muscles and also provides total relaxation.
Useful in case of stress and anxiety
The sound and vibrations produced by the Tibetan bowls when used help to achieve total relaxation, so it is especially useful for people who habitually live stressed and anxious.
In fact, the sounds produced by Tibetan bowls help to stimulate the balance of both cerebral hemispheres, while stimulating the activity of the alpha and beta waves of our brain.
In addition, while the sound relaxes, the vibration produced by the Tibetan bowl when using it helps to decongest the mind.