How Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy Works

Healing with the Power of Sound is one of the oldest and most natural forms of healing known to man.

The most basic element of the human being is the cell. The simplest way of communicating with the cells are through vibration. External vibrations cause a sympathetic resonance in the cells. When tapping a singing bowl placed on the body which consists of more than 70% of water, the sound transmitted cause the cell to resonate. The sound waves spread, as the concentric waves from a stone dropped in a pond, into larger and larger circles through blood, flesh, organs and even bones, relaxing them and at the same time, harmonizing and energizing them. In this way the more than 100 trillion cells that are the building blocks of the human body are receiving a gentle cell massage. A visual example of the cleansing power invoked here is what happens when we put jewelry or dentures into a supertonic bath and see how in a short while all the dirt and grime is shaken loose. In this way, sound can also release energy blockages through out the mind, body, and spirit.

Any sound affects the nervous system which in turn affects every cell in the body. The bowl vibrations are soothing enough to calm the nervous system yet powerful enough to travel deep into the body to penetrate the bones. Vibrations can travel into places you could never touch with your hands, to effect a healing that would be very difficult to recreate otherwise.

It is a combination between the sound of the bowl through the ear, over the eardrum and into the brain and the vibration of the bowl through the flesh of the body that causes the harmonizing, de-stressing effect of the bowls. The Tibetan Bowl Sound Massage practitioner taps the bowls in certain rhythms creating an entrancing energy.

When inner harmony is disturbed we loose our equilibrium. Every day stress makes us prone to illness and impairs our quality of life. Through sound massage such tensions and blockages in mind, body, and soul can be gently loosened.

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Tibetian Bowl Sound Therapy stimulates the brain to make changes that increase our abilities in the following ways:

Healing stress related disorders

  • Detoxification down to the cellular and "bone deep" level
  • Deeper, more profound sleep
  • Synchronization of right and left hemispheres
  • Increased learning ability
  • Management or resolution of learning issues, ADD, ADHD, AUTISM
  • Retrains the body/mind to let go of stress and heal itself
  • Deepening meditative states
  • Balances Chakras
  • Achievement of the "relaxation response" effortlessly
  • Healing past emotional traumas and break through of limiting behavior patterns
  • Relief from headache, fatigue, insomnia, menstrual difficulties,
  • digestive disorders, emotional imbalances, joint or muscle aches

Sound massage is not just for ill people. Healthy people also derive great benefits from it, they become calmer and report higher levels of energy, as well as better sleep. Sound massage can effectively dissolve physical, mental, and emotional blockages and overcome daily stress, fear, and depression. With regular treatments most people experience an increase in zest for life and an increase in creativity.

Sound massage is based on over 5000 years of Indian medicine. According to ancient Eastern teachings the universe and mankind were created from sound, therefore man is sound. When a sick man is “nourished” by the right kind of sounds, the cells in his body start to vibrate and re-organize themselves according to their divine blueprint.

Scientists are confirming what sages have told us for millenia: meditating and calming the mind are the cornerstone for health and longevity.

For most people with hectic schedules in modern times, it is difficult to maintain a daily regimen of meditation to maintain inner calm. Many people give up long before they feel the benefit of regular meditation. A treatment with singing bowls can bring you effortlessly and immediately into a very deep state of relaxation, into the “zone” where self healing takes place.

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Chakra Healing With Tibetan Singing Bowls:

Singing Bowls are excellent tools for restructuring the energy field of the body and improving the processing of energy by the chakras.

The importance of the chakras in general health is becoming more widely known. Following is a brief explanation of what Chakras are.

The Sanskrit word Chakra means Wheel. Chakras are seen as energy wheels, turning around clockwise or counter-clockwise. Seven major energy centers are located along the spine and in the head. Many smaller, less powerful centers are distributed over the entire body. Like a transfer station, each chakra draws upon the cosmic reservoir of unlimited life energy. It directs the transformed energy to flow through the proper nadis( the energy channels or meridian system ) and controls the functions of bodily organs & tissues.

The heart chakra, for example, vivifies and controls the heart & blood circulation, and the lungs the breathing process. If by physical, psychological, or spiritual reasons the heart chakra is over or under active, ailments or diseases will affect the corresponding organs or functions. This will also affect the psychological state of the person, corresponding to that particular chakra. Therefore it is important to keep the chakras in good shape.

Most people have blockages in the lower three, Root, Sex and Power. The three basic issues are ego, sex and power. Placing a bowls directly on the body in these areas can be helpful in creating harmony, opening the flow of energy through the chakra. The heart chakra is easy to work with, and beneficial for all. The upper three, Throat, Inner Eye, and Crown can be worked with by placing bowls around the head, or by holding a bowl directly over the area. In general bowls with higher tones are good for the upper chakras, and those with deep sounds help the lower chakras to open.

(muladhara),the first chakra which is at the base of the spine, is the foundation of the entire chakra system. It is the ground that supports and nourishes you. Feel yourself grounding into mother earth. When balanced you are centered, grounded, healthy, and fully alive.

Note : C

Location : Base of Spine

Element : Earth

Colour : Red

Healing effects on: Adrenal glands, spinal column, kidneys

This chakra is associated with sexual and creative energy & emotions.

Note : D

Location : Sexual Organs

Colour : Orange

Healing effects on: Gonads and Reproductive System.

This chakra 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.

Note : E

Location : Naval

Colour : Yellow

Healing effects on: Pancreas, Abdomen, Stomach, Liver, Nervous System

A balanced heart chakra opens us to love & kindness.
When heart chakra is balanced, you have caring, compassionate, peaceful centered love & kindness.

Note : F

Location : Heart

Colour : Green

Healing effects on: Thymus, Heart, Blood, Liver, Circulatory System

When in balance you have clear communications, speaks the truth, resonate full voice and lives creatively.

Note : G

Location : Throat

Colour : Azure Blue

Healing effects on: Thyroid, Bronchial, Throat, Mouth, Gums, Lungs.

This chakra is gateway to wisdom. The center of illumination & source of the light within you is to be found in the 6th chakra (Ajna) which is located above & between the eyebrows. Indescribable beauty is to be found in this chakra. It is to seek the light of consciousness & learn how to focus that light in order to see clearly. This is your home to intuition, dreams & visions.

Note : A

Location : Middle of Forehead

Colour : Dark Indigo Blue

Healing effects on: Pituitary Gland, Lower Brain, Left Eye, Ears, Nose

The marriage of finite with infinite. When balanced you are one with all.

Note : B

Location : Top of the Head

Colour : Violet

Healing effects on: Pineal Gland, Upper Brain, Right Eye.

General Healing Info

Tibetan 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 7 sacred metals ( Gold, Silver, Copper, Tin, Mercury, iron & lead ) 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, Reiki, Chakra balancing & overall holistic healing. They have also found an unique & highly venerated existence among the instruments of world music.
When Singing Bowls are played with wooden mallet, produce rich blend of harmonic overtones & these overtones have 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 re-awaken 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 special 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 massage 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 a treatment, for others it takes a few more sessions before they perceive a profound change.

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