Singing Bowls For Meditation
A singing bowl is a musical instrument used in Buddhist meditation and are traditionally played in monasteries by monks which is also known as Himalayan bowl or cup gong. Historically made in Tibet, Nepal, China, Japan and Korea are these singing meditation bowls. These bowls are made of metal and can have a metallic makeup which includes copper, tin, zinc, iron, nickel and lead, while others may include precious metals such as silver and gold. Alloys of different metals are these commonly used bowls.
By hitting, striking or slowly rubbing a wooden striker or mallet within or on the top of the outer surface of the bowl is how these bowls are played. When struck correctly, the bowl from SilverSkyImports.com produces a continuous harmonic sound and a form of meditation is this sound that is said to be relaxing and good for chakra. This type of bowls is also used for yoga, healing, sound massage, sound therapy and chakra balancing since it has been adopted by various forms of meditation.
In different types of shapes, sizes, colors, designs, crafting and carvings is how these bowls are made. Various religious themes and symbols can also be found on these bowls. Most old bowls contain very little or no ornamentation at all and the art of making traditional bowls are now considered a lost art. The hand-hammered or beating singing bowl, mostly used in Nepal and India and manufactured in the traditional processes and the colored carved and crafted bowl, which are popular for gifts, decorations and souvenir items, mostly coming from the Himalayan regions are the two categories of bowls that are mostly hand made.
Today, even people who do not really meditate display it for its ornamental value, these bowls have become very popular. As this Silver Sky Imports bowls come in such fascinating and exquisite designs, they cannot really be blamed. However, people see it as a symbol of human spirituality, representing human spirits as a vessel containing only the limiting nature of who and what we are, they see the use of this for a much higher purpose like meditating.
From one moment to the next, people are never the same even as events and interactions cause deeply influence these changes within us since the outward appearance of the bowl represents the constantly changing nature of the people. Other may just create a subtle ripple that is forgotten a soon as it occurs while some events may lead to complete upheaval in people's lives. It is a timeless symbol of human spirituality and the frailty of the human nature whether or not, people use them for meditation.