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One of my goals this year is to meditate more. See how I’m using Tibetan Singing Bowls to enhance my meditation practices.
Tibetan Singing Bowls can enhance your meditation practice.
I am not one for setting New Year’s Resolutions as I feel they set you up to fail. However, I do like to set goals for myself. By choosing a few things I want to incorporate into my life, I feel like there’s a lot less pressure than setting a big heavy goal the beginning of each year.
One of my goals this year is to meditate more. There are so many health benefits of meditation. I like how peaceful I feel after I meditate, and how clear I can get on my needs through meditation. It’s very hard to find the time to meditate with young children around all the time. However, I want to find at least 5 minutes to sit quietly each day – more when I can.
If you’re not familiar with meditation, there are many ways to practice it. If you’re disciplined, then you can meditate with no assistance. However, there are apps that provide guided meditations. There are even adult coloring books that provide an easy alternative to meditation!
Another way to meditate I was recently introduced to is with Tibetan Singing Bowls. I recently received two to add to my collection that have different tones and frequencies so I can use the one that best suits my needs on any given day. One of them is handmade and the other is hand painted.
If you aren’t familiar with Tibetan Singing Bowls, you strike them with the mallet, then close your eyes and feel the musical vibration that is emanated from them. They are great for clearing the space of energy before a longer meditation or yoga session – or you can simply enjoy their benefits when you have a few free moments.
You can also play them by striking them, then moving the mallet around the outside edge of the bowl in circles to keep the sound vibrations going. It took me a little bit of practice to get that technique down, but once I did, it was quite enjoyable.
Out of the bowls I got, the hand painted singing bowl is smaller at about 4 inches. The pitch on that is one higher, and it doesn’t last for a long time. Because it’s painted, the sound isn’t very smooth when you move the mallet along the outside. It is very pretty though and will look very nice on a shelf in my office.
The handmade singing bowl is about 5 inches in diameter. The sound is deeper and resonates for much longer. Since it’s handmade, the outside isn’t totally smooth, but it does still work quite well when playing it by moving the mallet along the outer diameter. Out of the two bowls, this one is my favorite.
I’m very happy to have these Tibetan Singing Bowls in my collection. If you’re looking for one that is more ornamental, go with the hand painted bowl. If you’re looking for one to enhance your meditation practices, go with the unpainted handmade bowl.