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  • July 23, 2021 What is so special about the singing bowl? My story.
    What is so special about the singing bowl? My story.

    When I came back home, I found new qualities in my instruments. After meeting the monk, I was inspired to become an even better listener to my clients and most importantly, to myself and the life around!

    I now listen to my body and soul more carefully. I listen to the universe. I am focused on listening, thanks to that short, yet profound meeting with the monk.

    Himalayan singing bowls brought so many profound lessons into my life, so many beautiful people, new 

  • June 06, 2021 Gongs and singing bowls can change your life!
    Gongs and singing bowls can change your life!

    I was IGNITED!  What followed was the arrival into my life of several bronze, nickel/silver, and titanium gongs plus several Himalayan singing bowls. Just as the entry of the power of gongs into my life had been completely unexpected, so was the rapidly kindled passion for searching to solve the mysterious drawing power of Himalayan singing bowls. 

    Several of each of these transformative instruments came into my life just as a friend was dying with cancer. 

  • May 26, 2021 Fields of application for singing bowls
    Fields of application for singing bowls

    If you think that Himalayan singing bowls (also known as Tibetan singing bowls) are taking over the niche of yoga and meditation practice – you are mistaken. It's amazing to observe how much attention the sound bowls get these days. A few years ago a dentist asked me to help finding him a good quality singing bowl for his office. One of my students is a practicing nurse and doula. She uses a few singing bowls to help her patients relax and overcome pain. Another student of mine is Theta healing practitioner, using singing bowls in every session with her clients. I also have students that lead sacred plant

  • May 17, 2021 Healing Resonance and healing frequencies
    Healing Resonance and healing frequencies

    One of the most important aspects to understand, when working in the field of sound healing or just using sound for self benefits is; what is resonance. People talk about the healing vibrations and healing frequencies. There are many claims made in the sound wellness community about the specific sound frequencies that kill cancer cells and frequencies that heal and repair DNA. There are claims about 432Hz creating the resonance of healing of the planet Earth... Claims about 528Hz is a frequency of love that creates resonance of DNA and therefore, is a DNA repairing frequency... 

  • May 11, 2021 The Benefits of Himalayan Singing Bowls
    The Benefits of Himalayan Singing Bowls

    Singing bowls could be brought to hospitals and rehabilitation centers. For more than four years now I've been bringing sound therapy to a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Manhattan. Although I introduced myself as a musician – and that's how I was hired – the management is calling my program “sound healing”. Most likely I would not have been hired if I called myself a sound healer. My agenda was to bring the art of conscious listening and meditation to the elders. I knew, however, that the sound healing modality had no support or even recognition 

  • September 30, 2020 What is a Singing Bowl?
    What is a Singing Bowl?

    There are so many different speculations about the original purpose of singing bowls. And you may ask what is a Tibetan singing bowl used for? The majority of experts claim that they were used as utilitarian vessels for eating, drinking, and storing food. Also, bowls were, and still are, being used for collecting donations. However, the sound properties of singing bowls have been acknowledged for centuries. The variety of shapes of antique bowls indicates that acoustic properties were of primary importance.

     

  • September 30, 2020 Types of Himalayan singing bowls
    Types of Himalayan singing bowls

    The Jambati (rounded bottom) Himalayan singing bowl is one of the most common types of singing bowls. 

    This type of antique bowl usually appears to vary between 8.5” – 14” in diameter. The height could vary between 3” – 7”. 

    Jambati singing bowls can be made with a thick lip (rim) or with no significant difference between the thickness of the wall and the edge. 

  • September 25, 2020 Notes in music
    Notes in music

    Sounds can be molded into music. Music is an art of ordering tones in combination and relationship to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Much as one could consider music as an art, it is also a discipline of science. Any harmony that we can recognize in music has a mathematical foundation.

    In music, notes are the building blocks, and each note has an assigned frequency (depending on the system of reference). There is a series of eight notes, each having its own name (except for the eighth note), creating an "octave". 

  • September 25, 2020 Understanding what frequency is
    Understanding what frequency is A vibration that recurring at regular intervals has its own "frequency". So what is frequency? Frequency indicates how FREQUENT the cycle of motion is happening within a fixed unit of time. Vibration with no periodic activity has no frequency.
    In what units is frequency measured?
    The measuring units of frequency are Hertz (Hz). One Hertz equals one full cycle per second. For example, when a honey bee makes one full motion of its wings in one second, the frequency of this movement is 1Hz. 
  • February 24, 2017 How to properly listen...
    How to properly listen...

    Becoming a master of your own mind is the common goal of all self-development practices. By observing your habits, by listening to your thoughts, by being true to yourself you take control of your life. Conscious listening is the key to well being.

    I will share with you two simple practices that helped me to become a conscious listener. I find them as a good tool in training the “inner observer” muscle, they also are an excellent aid to achieve tranquility. Practicing these simple techniques had 

  • February 24, 2017 Singing bowl exercise Listen To Separated Tones
    Singing bowl exercise Listen To Separated Tones

    For this exercise, you will need a singing bowl that has at least two noticeable overtones (in addition to the fundamental tone) and a mallet with a medium firmness to strike the singing bowl (choose the mallet that will bring the lowest tone of the bowl along with at least two higher-pitched tones). I recommend choosing a hand hammered Himalayan singing bowl (also called Tibetan singing bowl) of a medium or large size. 

    • Bring the rim of the singing bowl to the level of your forehead approximately three to four inches away from
  • February 24, 2017 Exercise with singing bowl "Listening with the body"
    Exercise with singing bowl "Listening with the body"

    For singing bowl exercises for personal harmony you will need a singing bowl with a relatively long-lasting sound (at least 40 - 50 seconds). The bowl should have a high, thin wall (Jambati) 8.5 - 11 inches in diameter. Preferably the rim (lip) should be thicker than the wall. This bowl should have a significantly low tone, with a relatively high-pitched overtone.

    For striking the bowl use a soft and relatively heavy mallet.

     

  • February 24, 2017 How to choose a singing bowl?
    How to choose a singing bowl?

    Some people may purchase a singing bowl just because they like the sound and that's all, but if you are looking for the instrument for special practice, then you should determine first what you are willing to do with the bowl. Most of the singing bowls we sell are good for personal and group meditation practice and healing work, but not all the bowls are ideal for massaging, reflexology or space cleansing.

     If you want to chant along with the sound of a singing bowl, choose an instrument that will be easy to sing 

  • February 24, 2017 How to take care and clean a singing bowl
    How to take care and clean a singing bowl

    Even though Himalayan singing bowls are made of metal and look solid, please remember that they are very fragile! Some antique bowls have such a thin bottom that you can hear a clicking sound or even make a hole if you press it with a finger. Always put the bowl on something soft, such as a rubber shelf liner. If you put a bowl on a wooden surface, check that this surface is totally flat with no nails sticking out or any other firm particles. Always be gentle with your instrument. Don't strike too hard with the firm mallet and even

  • February 24, 2017 Old singing bowls vs new singing bowls
    Old singing bowls vs new singing bowls

    Some manufacturers still follow the old tradition by hand hammering singing bowls and in some cases, the results are pretty amazing. Other manufacturers produce singing bowls by pressing, casting and cutting on turning machines, but the work they do pales in comparison to the work of the alchemy masters of the past.

    The alloys used today are quite different from those used traditionally. Centuries ago singing bowls were made out of bronze with traces of other metals that the main two ingredients, 

  • February 24, 2017 Bronze and brass singing bowls versus crystal or glass singing bowls
    Bronze and brass singing bowls versus crystal or glass singing bowls

    The late '80s brought to the New Age community a very interesting instrument with angelic tone - crystal singing bowl.  

    Crystal singing bowls are called "Quartz Crucibles" and they originated in the solar industry.

    The crystal bowls are very popular these days and are a really good sounding instrument. Not many sound practitioners know how these bowls are being manufactured.