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.
We use the sound of these singing bowls in our sessions and in our trance meditations. Here is a sample.
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.
The bowls that have been used here were carefully selected to sing in harmony. Their exact fundamental frequencies areHz, Hz, and Hz.