What are Himalayan Bowls?

 

Himalayan bowls are

ancient bell instruments 

forged traditionally from

a bronze alloy containing

gold, silver, tin, lead

copper, mercury and iron.

 

These instruments are

a type of standing bell played by

striking or rubbing the rim

with a wooden, felt or

leather-wrapped mallet.

 

The friction of mallet on bowl

causes the sides and rim of

the bowl to vibrate, 

producing a rich harmonic

and resonating sound.

 

Ancient Himalayan bowls

are thought to have originally

been used in ritual practices

of the Bon religion.

 

 When these instruments are

properly played 

they resonate harmonic

tones and overtones

that often slow down the

brain wave patterns of listeners.

 

In doing so, Himalayan Bowls 

often transport a listener from

an a highly focused/awake

 Gamma/Beta brainwave state

into a more relaxed and lucid

Alpha, Theta or Delta

brainwave state.

 

By inducing Alpha/Theta/Delta

brain wave patterns

listeners experience 

deep relaxation

or what is often termed

"Conscious sleeping".

In this state it is believed

the body is better able to

utilize it's innate healing

abilities for physical ailments.

 

The rich yet subtle

harmonics and overtones

of the bowls

also are believed to

balance (or rebalance)

the subconscious mind

by attuning us again to

the eternal aspects of

ourselves.

 

In my experienceand practice 

of traditional

bowl-healing methods, 

I have learned from

independant study

and also seasoned

practitioners/ teachers like 

Diane Mandle and Satya Brat,

I know Himalayan Bowls

possess many powers.

 

There are methods to

clear, repair, balance the Aura,

to eliminate stress and disease

from mind and body,

to alleviate physical

and emotional pain,

to release trauma

and hundreds of other powerful

traditional uses.

 

In short

Himalayan Bowls,

when used correctly

and traditionally,

have been proven

to have many positive impacts

 on the mind, body and spirit.

 

How are

Himalayan Bowls played?

 

The bowls are played by gently

striking them and/or striking them.

They are played around the body

as well as often times

on the physical body

 

What do they sound like?

 

Himalayan bowls have a rich,

resonant sound, full of harmonic overtones.

Most people find them relaxing

hypnotic and soothing

while simultaneously penetrating, intense

and emotional. The sounds they

emit are not only audibly heard,

but also felt in the physical body.

 

Here is a link to a very short video about the

power of therapeutic sound as utilized

by the amazing Dr. Mitchell Gaynor in treatment

of cancer patients.

 

 

 

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