Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.
Science stands behind the effects of therapeutic sound. Dr. David Simon, medical director of the Deepak Chopra center in California, found that sound vibrations from Tibetan bowls and chanting are chemically metabolized into “endogenous opiates.” These substances act on the body as internal painkillers and healing opiates.
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of medical oncology and integrative medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, was introduced to singing bowls by a Tibetan monk patient.
Dr. Gaynor soon began using the bowls and other sound therapies to help his cancer patients — whether to relieve the stress and shock of diagnosis or to soothe the pain associated with chemotherapy and other treatments.
Dr. Gaynor has also conducted extensive research on how singing bowls can stimulate healing. Evidence suggests that the tones of the bowls stimulate physiological immunity.
History of Tibetan Singing Bowl
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.
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.
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!
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York
Chakras are energy vortices originating in the ancient Indian system of healing. Most literature discusses seven main chakras but there are literally hundreds of vortices of energy all over the body.
Chakras are the connection between the spiritual aspect of our being and the physical. There is an endocrine gland associated with 7 of the main chakras. In the Indian system of healing, when a physical dysfunction is in place, one or more chakras are considered to be blocked, dysfunctional or unbalanced. Unbalanced chakras are reflected in a whole range of mental, emotional and physiological dysfunctions.
Chakra balancing is used to correct the chakra so that the endocrine gland and all the associated structures and organs effected by that gland balance and begin to function correctly. Historically, chakra balancing has been done in a number of ways but it has been most effectively done by someone who has the capability to either feel or see (or both) the chakras and their state of unbalance. They then use energy healing techniques to adjust and balance them.
Tibetan Singing Bowls naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves run correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning.
The overall balancing effect of the Tibetan Singing Bowls and theta brainwave entrainment combine to enhance and support the corrective rebalance of the sine waves effect on each chakra. The result is balanced chakras which then in turn enhance cellular and systemic healing throughout the body that is facilitated by the theta rhythms.
The Healing Trance-Formations recording includes the appropriately pitched tones for all seven of the major chakras, thereby providing each chakra with its specific key for optimal balancing:
Root chakra – C
Sacral chakra – D
Solar Plexus chakra – E
Heart chakra – F
Throat chakra – G
Third Eye chakra – A
Crown chakra – B
Repeatedly listening to the singing bowls over time can assist the body/mind to throw off toxicity and diseased states, while simultaneously retraining the chakras and physical body to remain in a state of balance. Increasingly over time the body will return to a state of ‘ease’ or good health.
The sound of singing bowls can have a healing result on an individual, and can be used therapeutically. This is an introduction to singing bowls connected to the major chakras based on the Buddhist Tantric System.
Chakras can be referred to as ‘power engines’, or ‘energy facilities’ of the body. There are lots of different chakras and practices pertaining to them. Each chakra has distinct components and corresponds with a certain tone of the musical scale and an unique shade. The notes of the bowls correspond with each of the significant chakras. Keeping these facilities in harmony causes wellness and harmony.
The lower chakras, situated lower than the diaphragm are connected to the physical or survival world. Those chakras situated over the diaphragm are linked with spiritual, imaginative or expressive tasks.
The Crown Chakra is positioned at the very top of ones head. Violet is the shade of the crown chakra, and the musical note is B.
The 3rd Eye, or Pineal chakra is located in the center of the forehead. Darker blue is their color, and their notes are A and A#.
The Heart and High Heart chakra is positioned in the center of the chest. Green is the shade of the heart chakra and the musical note is F or F#. In some cases the heart chakra is revealed as pink, specifically for relationships and sending love from ones heart.
The Solar Plexus chakra is found midway in between the end of the breastbone and the navel. Yellow is the shade of the solar plexus chakra and the musical note is E.
The Sacral chakra and the Sexual chakra is positioned in placed area between the navel and the pubic bone. Its color is orange, and the musical note is D and D#.
The Root and Om chakras are found at the base of the spinal column. It is connected with problems of survival, drive, aspiration, and grounding ones energies in the physical body. Its color is red and its note is C and C#.
The Throat Chakra and Zeal Chakras are located in the base of the the throat. It is related to communication, phrasing, and speaking the truth. Lighter blue is the color of the throat chakra, and the note for it is G and G#.
Tibetan Singing Bowls Balances Chakra, Harmonizes Aura and immensely helpful in the detoxification down to the cellular and “bone-deep” level.
The use of the SOUND to balance and align chakras has been part of ancient Vedic healing science for thousands of years. Basically, the seven chakras correspond with SOUND and color in this way and control all the major physiological and psychological functions in our Body.
The CROWN chakra or HEAD chakra is positioned at the top of the head. It is associated with cosmic awareness, highest spirituality, and complete integration with Source.Violet is the color of the crown chakra and the musical note is B. – 123.47 Hz
The THIRD EYE chakra is located in the center of the forehead. This chakra is also called the AJNA center. It is associated with intuition, understanding, visualization, and inner vision. Dark Indigo Blue is the color of the third eye chakra and the musical note is A. – 110.00 Hz
The THROAT chakra is positioned in the base of the throat. It is associated with communication, expression and speaking one’s truth.
Azure Blue is the color of the throat chakra and the musical note is G. – 98.00
The HEART chakra is positioned in the center of the chest, usually shown to be even with the nipple line. The heart is associated with compassion, friendship, empathy and the ability to give and receive love. Green is the color of Heart Chakra & the musical note is F. – 87.31 Hz
The SOLAR PLEXUS chakra is located midway between the end of the breastbone and the navel. It is associated with issues of personal power, emotions (especially blocked emotions), passion for living, and the ability to protect oneself from being the target of negative or aggressive emotions. Yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra and the musical note is E. – 82.41 Hz
The SACRAL Chakra or the SEXUAL chakra is positioned in the area between the navel and the pubic bone. Depending on which sources you read, it can be shown to be centered on the navel itself or to be aligned with the sexual organs – ovaries in women and testes in men. It is associated with creativity, sexuality, relationship, and reproduction. Orange. is the color of the sacral or second chakra and the musical note is D. – 73.42 Hz
The ROOT chakra or BASE chakra is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with issues of survival, drive, ambition, grounding one’s energy in the physical dimension, your life forces, and balancing experiences that create “fight or flight”.
Red is the color of the root chakra and the musical note is C. – 65.41 Hz
In quantum physics everything is just energy at its smallest level, our consiousness is projected to us with ourselves working as a reciever of a divine frequency within the pineal as symbolized in various manmade religions as the pinecone.
Negative and Positive vibrations of our actions and intentions coincide with the idea of karma, time being circular by nature and only linear by human perception and logically explained as cause and effect.
Singing Bowls in my opinion work to stimulate, balance and purify your senses, pineal frequency and chakras by sending off neutral vibrations to flush your auric field along with any negative vibrations that are stealing your clarity of thought.
The tone working as a form of mental reboot to still you in the moment so you can examine your thoughts and discover your inner self through focused intention and practice.
Just as all things are energy that are of this world, so are thoughts and beliefs, the heart gives off its own vibrations with disregard to your worldy perceptions. This is why you always hear so much about positive perception of life being advertised and spoke about, its symbolic to the true nature of existence and how you find your truth.