There is a healing method that works through sound and vibration. It may sound new to you but it has actually been around for about 2500 years. It works by stimulating our brainwaves.
The reasoning behind it is that we are created of matter and all matter is energy vibrating at different rates. We can alter the structure of the matter by changing the rate of vibration.
How would that be possible and how would we do it? One form that the Tibetan culture has been doing this is with “Singing Bowls.” All parts of our bodies possess a different pulsating frequency. When something in our body is vibrating out of tune it is called dis-ease. Using the singing bowls restores the optimal flow of energy where it is needed.
Tibetan Singing Bowls are set with seven different metals that emulate the sounds of nature. They are set in accordance with the Golden Ratio (Phi or Φ (1.618 …). They are tuned to a musical scale in which its intervals are regulated by mathematical ratios rather than by consonances otherwise known as the Pythagorean scale. By using these frequencies it aids in balancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.
A singing bowl sings when you run a felt-tipped mallet around its edge. By striking the edge of the bowl you will produce rhythms, vibrations, and tones. In turn, the brain waves, breathing, and heart rate will slow down and produce a deep sense of calmness to those using it.
There are many different formations the singing bowls are used for healing. In the Healing-Trance Formation, the Tibetan Singing Bowls are set up according to the seven Chakras.
Root chakra – C
Sacral chakra – D
Solar Plexus chakra – E
Heart chakra – F
Throat chakra – G
Third Eye chakra – A
Crown chakra – B
It is believed that by listening repeatedly to these formations, it will aid the body and mind in throwing off toxicity and diseased states. While doing so, it will also retrain the chakras to remain balanced.
Sound therapist have been successful in treating everything from stress to hormonal issues to Parkinson’s disease. In California, Diane Mandle, a certified sound healer also uses singing bowls to bring her clients bodies back in tune.
While Chakras are not a scientific fact, experts in sound therapy have already discovered scientifically that through sound you can achieve the self-destruction of cancer cells as well as cure a vastness of other diseases.
The late Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, M.D., an oncologist and assistant clinical professor at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York, used singing bowls with his patients with great success.
The Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine did an observational study on the Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being.
The study examined the effects of sound meditation specifically on the Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation. With the knowledge that poor mood and high anxiety are linked to increased incidences of disease, they wanted to see if the singing bowls would be helpful. After using sixty-two men and women at forty-nine years of age, they found that the participants reported much less tension, anger, fatigue, and depression after using the singing bowl meditation. They concluded that Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation may be a beneficial low-cost low technology intervention for reducing stressors and increasing a spiritual well-being.
For those interested in reducing stressors and possibly deterring other illnesses Tibetan Singing Bowls may be just what you have been looking for.
Navadurga Handicrafts & Singing Bowl House, Inc. is located in Alameda, CA.