In the book “How to Heal with Singing Bowls,” Master Teacher Suren Shrestha says, singing bowls date back 2,400 years and have been handed down through verbal teachings. Oral history says the bowls came to Tibet at the same time Buddhism was introduced. The singing bowls are traditionally made of a seven metal (gold, silver, iron, mercury, tin, copper and lead) alloy. The creation of the bowls begin with a molten mixture of the seven sacred metals. It takes three to four artisans to create each bowl. One artisan holds the hot metal with blacksmith tongs while two or three alternate hammering and chant. This infuses the bowls with healing intentions while it’s created. The seven metal align with the seven heavenly bodies in our solar system and the seven chakras of the body. Each bowl is fine tuned to a specific note which effects each chakra.
Everyone has a vibration that is a signature of their health and well-being. Sound and vibration can be used to return us to health. The body is affected at a cellular level through deep relaxation from the soothing, resonant sound. Sound and vibration open up the flow of energy to move us back towards vibrational alignment with health.