Brass Singing Bowl -Red
The metal Tibetan singing bowls have been used for thousands of years as a way of transporting those who play, listen, and chant along with it to a deeper meditative state. This red, brass singing bowl is a beautiful piece for your meditation space or living room. It fits in the palm of your hand so you can take it with you to practice mindfulness anywhere. These bowls produce a resonance which helps calm the mind and relax the body. Singing bowls can be used for meditation, sound therapy, yoga, or any time you wish to ground body and mind. The Tibetan singing bowl was first introduced to the US less than thirty years ago, chiefly by a musicologist named Rain Gray. For eight years, he had been touring Tibet and researching the bowls being used by Tibetan monks. Why is it red? Since this is bowl is red, when played, it will help with grounding. The color Red is associated with the root chakra. The root chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life. It is related to our feeling of safety and security, whether it is physical or regarding our bodily needs or metaphorical regarding housing and financial safety. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world. How to Play the Tibetan singing bowl- It is not difficult to play a Tibetan singing bowl and anyone can learn how. First, a wooden mallet, often covered at one end with leather or cloth cushioning (which acts as a shock absorber), is struck against the bowl. The middle and pointing fingers are held a couple inches from the tip of the mallet and the covered end is the end that strikes the bowl, always at a slight angle with the bowl. The mallet is then rotated around the edge of the bowl using full arm motion to sustain the sound produced. To raise the frequency and loudness of the sound, rotate the mallet faster around the bowl. Slowing down the rotation leads to a softer sound. In addition to high-pitched sounds, a Tibetan bowl can create "base" sounds if it is struck with the middle of the mallet perpendicular to the bowl. The angle of the mallet should be tilted slightly outward, and the rotation should be counterclockwise. Whenever the Tibetan singing bowl is played, it creates three harmonics- a fundamental frequency and a second plus third harmonic. This results in the mysterious resonance and vibrations one hears emanating from the bowl.
Includes wooden wand, number labels, and holding bag.