March 10, 2022
Yoga is good for the soul, body, and mind.
Sound healing can amplify every other healing exercise like meditation, chanting, yoga, and crystal healing.
So, can you use singing bowls for yoga? What are the ways to do it?
Yes, you can use singing bowls while doing yoga. You can either start/end by striking the bowl, have another person play it, or place the bowl on the body during a yoga session.
Stick around if you want to learn about the nuances of doing yoga with sound bowls and 7 chakra yoga poses.
"Yoga is the addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind, and soul" - Amit Ray
Yoga is energy.
Combining the energies of sound bowls and yoga can only help, right?
If a singing bowl calms your nerves, yoga enhances your mood.
Together, they can transform your reaction to negativity in the brain (in a positive direction).
But this is only possible if you use them constructively, and regularly. The longer you commit to these rituals and practice, the more you get out of them (like compound interest for your vibrations - better and better over time).
Yoga can also amplify the healing energies of the sound vibrations coming out of a healing bowl and establish relaxing vibrations.
In fact, it’s proven to improve pain management, heart rate, and even the quality of life (National Center For Complementary and Integrative Health). All these reasons (and more) ad up to why you might consider using sound bowls with energy healing rituals like yoga!
Meditation is difficult - but yoga is even more challenging. A practice meant to prepare your mind for meditation.
But singing bowls make them both easier!
That said, how do you engage in yoga exercises while playing a sound bowl?
I’ll explain four ways to add the healing energies of singing bowls to your everyday rituals below.
The first way to play your bowl before starting the yoga session.
In this way, your mind will fall into a meditative state without having to do any warm-up, and yoga healing exercises yoga will be stronger. Moreover, you don’t have to play the bowl throughout the yoga session once you do this!
If you have a yoga buddy, they can play the bowl while you do yoga poses, and afterward, you can play the bowl while they complete their yoga asanas.
To do so, tell your yoga buddy to walk around with the bowl if they’re new to singing bowls. Alternatively, you can ask them to hold the bowl against your chakra points while holding a chakra-specific yoga pose too.
Sounds easy, right? The truth is, it’s much easier than what you’re reading right now! Go and start experimenting, and pay attention to the energetic experience you are having. You can learn, a lot, by paying close attention to what's happening to all of you senses in a given moment.
If you don’t have a yoga buddy, you can play the singing bowl at the end just like you did at the start to end the session and ground you.
Placing the singing bowl on your body to induce sound vibrations to enter your body is an advanced technique.
Moreover, if you are pregnant, have a metallic implant, or pacemakers you should do your own, advanced research.
We recently discussed the link between the main chakras and singing bowls. If you haven’t read it, check it out now.
Next, I’ll specify the frequency and size of singing bowls to awaken each chakra point.
Please remember that you can try any sound bowl to open any chakra point simply by visualizing instead of sticking to metrics I’ve shared below. The sizes and frequencies of chakras are just easier to tap into and nothing inevitable.
Root Chakra Yoga Poses
Use a larger bowl, sized between 11 to 12 inches (our Jupiter Bowl works great for this) as it resonates with the root chakra frequency of 432 Hz.
Sacral Chakra Yoga Poses
As the sacral chakra energy nearly as deeply as root, it’s good to choose a singing bowl of 10 to 11 inches (our Jupiterstill works) to try any of the yoga poses associated with it.
Solar Plexus Chakra Yoga Poses
To open the celiac plexus chakra, go for a bowl of 9 to 10 inches size as it rightly resonates with the solar plexus frequency of 528 Hz.
Heart Chakra Yoga Poses
The chakra of self-love is easy to awaken with sound bowls of sizes between 8 to 9 inches. Check out the Large Ancient Self Ohm.
Throat Chakra Yoga Poses
Your inner truth is the seat of the throat chakra, and using a singing bowl between the sizes of 7 to 8 inches with a frequency of 672 Hz works best on opening it. (Our Inner Space is great for Throat)
Third Eye Chakra Yoga Poses
As it resonates to the sixth sense chakra of the third eye at 720 Hz, you’ll find it easy to open.
Crown Chakra Yoga Poses
With a frequency of 768 Hz that connects you with higher consciousness, the crown chakra best goes with bowls of sizes below 4 inches.
Yoga is a way of life, and yoga exercises are a great tool to unify the mind, body, and spirit.
We say why yoga works and how to do it from the comfort of your own home with your favorite singing bowl.
You can easily mix up the healing vibrations of singing bowls and yoga in several ways. These are- playing a sound bowl at the beginning/end, having another person play it, or placing the bowl on your body while doing yoga.
I love doing chakra-specific yoga to target specific points in the body. What’s your favorite yoga pose?
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October 01, 2022
So, what are the uses of singing bowls? How do you play a singing bowl for relaxation, anxiety, or sleep?
Singing bowls are proven to calm nerves by slowing the breath rate and heart rate. It’s great for winding down at the end of the day and before exercises like meditation or yoga to enhance their rewards.
This is the third part in a series of five articles aimed at decoding the complete guide on singing bowls for beginners and pros. Go ahead and check my earlier posts if you haven’t already.
September 27, 2022
Having an acoustic body, singing bowls are one of the easiest musical instruments you can play without a lot of practice. But what’s the right way to play a singing bowl? Is there an advanced way of playing it? What to remember when playing the singing bowl?
There isn’t any right or wrong way to play a singing bowl, but the Gong Beat technique is the best for beginners. Rimming is the next step, followed by the Wah Wah technique and the multi-handed technique (for advanced users)
I’ll teach how to play a singing bowl several ways with stepwise guides for beginners and pros.
This article is the second part of a series of five posts that teach A to Z about singing bowls.
September 27, 2022
Singing bowls or inverted bells are thousands of years old and available in wide varieties today.
Moreover, these bowls are completely acoustic and played with wooden mallets atop cushions or palms.
But how well do you know singing bowls? What are the three important parts of singing bowls?
Whether you’re new, or very practiced with singing bowls, this article will help you build a concrete foundation to play, use, and grow with them.