Sequence of a singing bowl meditation

Sequence of a singing bowl meditation

A singing bowl meditation has a calming effect, can relieve anxiety and free you from your worries. Our tips on how to prepare for and conduct a singing bowl meditation can help you to integrate this ritual even better into your everyday life. Although meditation with singing bowls is very individual and can therefore be tailored to your needs, the basic procedure is always the same. Here we explain what you need to bear in mind when meditating with singing bowls, how it works and what you need to bear in mind.

What is a singing bowl meditation?

The singing bowl has been used as the basis for meditation for many centuries. Its origins are not exactly clear, but archaeologists have found very old singing bowls especially in the regions around Nepal, Tibet, China and India - a Far Eastern origin is therefore considered certain. However, it is assumed that the singing bowl was mainly used as kitchen utensils in the past and that the pleasant sound was merely a barely relevant side effect. Nevertheless, over the years, the singing bowl has also developed into an instrument used in many cultures for ritual occasions and meditation due to its long-lasting and penetrating sounds. The positive effects on body and mind are no longer a secret - and so the singing bowl has also found its way to Europe, where it is now very often used as part of a singing bowl meditation.

What do you need for a singing bowl meditation?

A singing bowl meditation can be performed with just a few tools. The basis is, of course, the singing bowl itself. Quality plays an important role here, as high-quality singing bowls are made from several metals to produce a particularly beautiful sound. The reverberating effect of the singing bowl, the intense vibrations and the "clean" sound that emanate from the sound instrument are more pronounced the higher the quality of your singing bowl is. It is therefore worth investing in a good quality instrument. Of course, a suitable mallet or reamer is just as important to produce really beautiful sounds with your singing bowl . You should therefore go for quality here too if you want your singing bowl meditation to be an experience for all the senses.

ollihess singing bowls-Reiber for singing bowl meditation

The Lava Edition gong mallet with a 50 mm head diameter from Olli Hess is very suitable for singing bowl meditations thanks to its low weight and the intense and clear sounds you can produce with it. The ball of the mallet head is precision-cut and finished by hand. As each model is made by hand in Germany, it is always absolutely unique. In addition, we mainly use raw materials from the local region in the production of the vegan mallet.

ollihess friction mallet Lava Edition
ollihess friction mallet Lava Edition

ollihess singing bowls- mallets for singing bowl meditation

The versatile Ollihess Chakra Mallets CH1 and CH2 are perfect for playing singing bowls. They are particularly light and comfortable to hold and, with a weight of 60 to 65 grams, are ideal for long sound meditations - without any heaviness in the arm or hand. The special feature of the professional Chakra Gong Mallet CH2: The different insulations inside the head and the core made of natural caoutchouc allow you to create a whole range of sound variations on your singing bowl with just one mallet. Thanks to the soft and fluffy exterior of the head, no striking noise can be heard during singing bowl meditation. This allows you to immerse yourself in the world of sound and enjoy it to the full.

Professional Chakra Mallet CH2
ollihess Professional Chakra Mallet CH2

Tip: In our article"Chakra sounds and meditation" you can find out all about sound meditations with chakra frequencies.

The professional gong mallet move line edition is also well suited for playing a singing bowl - and ideal for on the go thanks to its compact shape. It has a flexible handle, which ensures a particularly good feel. This mallet for gongs and singing bowls produces very fine tones with its soft rubber ball in the head - but it can also be used to produce intensely resonant sounds. The sound variation in particular makes it a popular mallet for singing bowl meditation.

ollihess Professional Gong Mallet Move Line Edition
ollihess Gong Mallet move line edition

Choose a suitable environment for singing bowl meditation

singing bowl and singing bowls mallets are not the only tools you need for a singing bowl meditation. The environment should also be adapted to your individual wishes. Therefore, make sure that the following points are also met: Comfortable clothing For singing bowl meditation, you should choose clothing that is as comfortable as possible and does not distract you from your sound play. A quiet place Distractions from outside can interfere with your singing bowl meditation. Make sure you do the meditation in a quiet atmosphere. If you would like to meditate with several people with singing bowls , you can set rules for a quiet get-together between the participants. A soft surface The singing bowl should stand firmly, but preferably not directly on the floor. A special singing bowls base is therefore advisable so that the sounds can fully unfold. Of course, this also applies to yourself, as you should also sit or lie on a soft surface - such as a mediation cushion - while you meditate with singing bowls .

Woman meditates with singing bowl

How does the singing bowl meditation work?

The course of the singing bowl meditation is very individual. You decide where, how long and in what way you want to meditate to the sounds of singing bowl . Whether you want to meditate alone or together with other people with singing bowls is of course also up to you. Nevertheless, we would like to give you a rough procedure for the singing bowl meditation.

Sequence of a singing bowl meditation

  • Find a comfortable position - you can sit on the floor or lie down to do the singing bowl meditation.
  • Position the singing bowl and the singing bowl driver or mallet in front of or on top of you so that you can reach and operate them comfortably.
  • Now rub or strike the inside of the singing bowl with the clapper to make the first notes sound.
  • Get involved in singing bowl meditation by closing your eyes and immersing yourself completely in the world of sound.
  • Pay particular attention to your inner self: listen to yourself, find out how you feel and release inner tension by concentrating on the sound of singing bowl.
  • Perform the singing bowl meditation until you feel relaxed and detached.
  • If you would like to end the meditation at singing bowls , open your eyes again and return to your everyday life.

Tip: As a beginner, you can also play music with gentle sounds alongside the singing bowl meditation to make it easier to relax. It is also a good idea to watch a few YouTube videos on singing bowl meditation beforehand to get an initial feel for the process.

What effect does singing bowl meditation have?

Singing bowl meditation can have many positive effects on body and mind. Especially if you meditate regularly to the gentle sounds of singing bowl , you will notice a positive effect in the long term. By meditating with singing bowls , you are increasingly able to support yourself in healing processes by ensuring inner peace and well-being.

Singing bowl meditation can have the following effects on your body and mind:

  • Improved sleep
  • Peace for body, mind and soul
  • Positive effects on your own well-being
  • Relief from pain, e.g. headaches or back pain
  • Relieve nervousness and lack of concentration
  • Reduce fears
  • Relieve cardiovascular complaints
  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Reduce susceptibility to allergies and infections
  • Relieve digestive complaints
  • Encourage creativity

Ultimately, singing bowl meditation and its effect on you is very individual - therefore the effects on your body are also very individual. However, if you engage in meditation with singing bowls , you may notice many positive effects on your body and mind.

Who is singing bowl meditation suitable for?

The special thing about meditation with singing bowls is that there are no limits. Singing bowl meditation is suitable for almost anyone who is interested in the subject and is willing to engage with the gentle sounds. Meditation with singing bowls is also suitable for beginners, even if they have no previous knowledge of meditation. Another advantage is that singing bowl meditation can be practiced both alone and in a group. If you don't want to meditate on your own, you can get together with friends or family and immerse yourself in the world of sound together. Here you can either play the singing bowl yourself and let the group enjoy the sounds or each participant can play their own singing bowl to complement the play of sounds. There are no limits to your creativity in singing bowl meditation!

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