It is no secret that crystal singing bowls have grown in popularity. They are no longer a preserve of the few like before where the Tibetan singing bowls were used in Buddhist rituals in Tibetan temple. You can now find crystal singing bowls in homes being used in meditation or yoga. Remember that the Tibetan singing bowls have been displaced by the crystal singing bowls.
Why are the crystal singing bowls popular?
They produce great sound
The main purpose of crystal singing bowls is the sound they produce. The sound is capable of making the listener go into a relaxing and deep meditative state to benefit their inner peace and health. This explains why the singing bowls are being used during meditation and for healing.
The bowls are designed such that they produce a clear sound that is rich and that fills the space. There is a variety of crystal singing bowls based on tone, size, and color with each of the bowls producing a sound that correlates with its chakra in the body.
You will find a yoga teacher playing the crystal singing bowls when the class begins to help the students to sink into Savasana. Other than that, the bowls are now being used in therapy settings, holistic health workshops, metaphysical shops, hospitals, meditation studios and schools, all because of their great therapeutic and meditative sound.
It is also not uncommon to hear about sound baths where people listen to the sounds of the crystal bowls to enable them to rest both physically and mentally.
The good news is that the crystal singing bowls are easy to use. Anybody can use them regardless of whether you are a novice or you have experience.
Using crystal singing bowls have numerous health benefits other than just in meditating. According to research, sound waves affect the nervous systems of humans and they reduce blood pressure. Also, when two tones with different frequencies are played together, they enhance mood states and reduce the levels of anxiety. When played, they help to soothe the soul and boost mood.
So, how does this happen?
When crystal singing bowls are played, the sound stops the downward spiral and the repetitive patterns of our thoughts such that we become aware of our thoughts and become more present, eventually leading to relaxation.
The sound of the crystal singing bowls helps us to become more aware of our thoughts such that we have more consciousness of what is going on in our lives. This helps us to relax and be healthier. When you are aware of your thoughts, you can change the patterns of negative thinking to a positive attitude and improve your well-being.
The crystal singing bowls help to create awareness of our thoughts and stop the repetitive thoughts which in turn cause the brain to move to Delta waves which are the slower brainwave patterns. The sound helps to relax, release stress and go to a deep place. When you are relaxed, you are likely to get better and deep sleep at night.