Measurements (In Inches & Ounces). Total Weight: 8.6 lb (Heavy quality, thick sheet). Singing bowls, also known as Himalayan bowls, are used in yoga, music therapy, sound healing, and religious ceremonies.
In the Buddhist tradition, they are played to signal the beginning and the end of silent meditation cycles. Tibetan bowls emit very pure tones, close to sine waves. Their sound is a synonym of purity for our ears.
Like a bell, the tone is produced by striking the side of the bowl with a wooden mallet. By running the mallet around the bowl - only with slight pressure - a pure tone will eventually rise. When this happens, the bowl is said to sing - hence its name.
HOW TO PLAY TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS. Hold the singing bowl on the palm of the left hand. For smaller bowls, seven inches and under, hold on your fingertips. Grasp the mallet about mid-length, with all the fingertips pointing downwards and touching the wood.
If you are using one of our padded mallets, the red wool should be on top. Gently tap the mallet against the side of the bowl to "warm-up" the bell. With an even pressure, rub the mallet clockwise around the outside edge of the rim of the bowl. Use a full arm movement, just like stirring a big kettle of soup, and keep the mallet straight up and down! Again, it's not a wrist movement, but a full-arm movement.
Remember to apply pressure-- the friction of the mallet against the. Outer rim produces vibrations which result in sound. Usually people go too fast! Let the sound build up slowly as the singing bowl picks up the vibration.
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