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Singing Bowl Therapy

Singing Bowl Therapy

Meditation with Alon

I was totally relaxed and at peace. My body was humming during the 50 minute session.

Rick – 3rd Month Hope Client

How The Sixties Hippies May Have Invented the ‘Singing Bowl’

Sound therapy can be traced thousands of years with examples of it found in ancient Greece, Native American culture, Australian Aboriginal culture, to name but a few. It is believed by some experts though that use of singing bowls for this endeavor may be relatively new. Some have even suggested that it was hippie backpackers in the sixties and seventies who first came up with the idea of using these bowls for sound therapy.

Singing bowls are also referred to as “Tibetan bowls”. There is some uncertainty about whether they originate from Tibet, Nepal, or somewhere else. They are made from a number of metals including copper, silver, lead, iron, zinc, tin, and gold. In Nepal they are referred to as “janai bata” which means rice bowl. They have long been associated with Buddhist monks who use them on alms rounds , but over time, they began to appear in kitchens of normal homes.

The singing bowls must have appeared quite exotic to the hippy backpackers who were visiting countries such as Tibet, Thailand, and Nepal, so a market grew for those who wanted to purchase them. The fact that these bowls made a beautiful sound only made them more sought after. It is suggested that it was because of this that singing bowls began to be used for sound therapy.

I felt taken away during the sound therapy meditation. Afterwards, I was extremely relaxed.

Sam – 3rd Month Hope Client

What is Sound Therapy?

Sound therapy is based on the idea that vibration is a foundational principle of our universe. Of course, sound is a type of vibration that our ears are able to pick up and turn into an audio experience. This sound is not only heard but also felt in the body (you can check this out now by saying the word ‘om’ out loud and see how it creates a vibration around the chest area). It is because of this that different frequencies (the speed and rate of vibration) can trigger different effects within the body.

Throughout the centuries, it has been claimed that certain sound frequencies can trigger healing within the body. We can think of our bodies as a sea of vibration, so from this perspective it is easier to understand how we could use different external frequencies of vibration to create change. This is the basis of sound therapy anyway. It is also know that certain frequencies can help us enter deep states of relaxation and meditation.

Singing Bowl Therapy at Hope Rehab Thailand

Here at Hope Rehab, we use the singing bowls primarily for relaxation and meditation. Different types of bowls are used to create different effects. Some of the singing bowl practices we offer include:

• Sound meditation.
• Singing bowl chakra meditation.
• Sound bath.

These sessions can last anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour.

If you would like to find out more about what we offer here at Hope Rehab Thailand, please contact us for more information.

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