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7 tibetan bowl tips Sep 24, 2019
In this video, Tony explains how you can work with Tibetan singing bowls in sound baths to make them more effective.
He outlines the seven key points from a groundbreaking study, published in a peer-reviewed paper.
The study found evidence that Tibetan singing bowls can be highly effective at triggering the relaxation response required to reduce the following key indices of mental and physical well-being:
Tony also offers a short, helpful demonstration of the techniques employed by the researchers in the second part of the video.
Watch the video now to discover how you can improve your sound baths using these seven, evidence-based, Tibetan bowl tips.
The 7 Tibetan bowl tips:
1) Layout / Position – place the bowls in the center of the room; layout the mats in a circle or semicircle around the bowls, and ensure that there are at least 2 bowls close to the heads of participants.
2) Mixture of bowls – use at least 25 bowls, including large 12-inch bowls to create deeper tones, but also smaller bowls with higher tones to create a rich mixture of sounds.
3) How to play the bowls – use a tapping technique to get an effective range of sounds.
4) Mallets to tap the bowls – use a mixture of heavier mallets with felt heads or woven yarn which all have the ability to create great resonant sound. Make sure to avoid smaller mallets that are typically used with Tibetan bowls.
5) Additional instruments – use other instruments, as well as the Tibetan bowls, to create a variety of sounds including; tingshas (small cymbals), bells, crystal singing bowls and gongs.
6) Sequence of treatment – start by introducing the session with a calm voice to get people to settle down and relax. Then you can begin to play the sounds beginning with the tingshas, going onto play the Tibetan bowls. After that, you can bring in the bells, then the crystal bowls and finally the gongs before going back to the Tibetan bowls. You then keep repeating this cycle for the duration of the session.
7) Duration of session – This should be around 60 minutes long, including all aspects of the session; talking, playing the instruments, allowing time for silence and bringing people back into the room at the end of the meditation.
In short, these seven techniques made the sound healing effective and enabled people to de-stress and to achieve positive outcomes of well-being.
Why not try them out in your next sound bath? Check out our online Tibetan Singing Bowl courses, here.
You can also download the full paper from PubMed free of charge, here.