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Can You Use Singing Bowls For Yoga? (5 Step Guide To Start TODAY)

March 10, 2022

Can You Use Singing Bowls For Yoga? (5 Step Guide To Start TODAY)

Can You Use Singing Bowls For Yoga? (5 Step Guide To Start TODAY)

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.

Let’s go!

Overview: Why Use Singing Bowls For Yoga?

"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!

How To Do Yoga With Singing Bowls? 5 Incredibly Simple Ways To Try Today

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.

Start By Playing Singing Bowls

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!

Have Another Person Play The Bowl While You Do Yoga

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. 

End Yoga Session By Playing Singing Bowls

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.

Place The Bowl On The Body

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. 

Try Chakra Yoga

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.

Try any root chakra yoga pose such as Uttanasana(The Standing Forward Bend), Janu Sirasana (Head To Knee Forward Bend), Sukhasana (Easy Pose), or Malasana (Garland Pose).

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.

I suggest Utkata Konasana (Goddess Pose), Viparita Virabhadrasana (Reverse Warrior Pose), or Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend).

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.

Additionally, try any of the specific yoga asanas for this chakra, such as Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Dhanurasana(Bow Pose), or Parvritta Trikonasana (Revolving Triangle Pose).

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. 

It resonates to 594 Hz and is best amplified by yoga poses like Marjaryasana (Cat Pose) or Natarajasana(Dancer’s Pose).

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)

If you engage in any of the yoga asanas like Matsyasana (Fish Pose), Halasana (Plough Pose), or Ustrasana (Camel Pose), it’ll activate easily.

Third Eye Chakra Yoga Poses

You can also try poses like Balasana (Child’s Pose) or Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Dog) with a bowl between the sizes of 5 to 6 inches. (The Sunset Bowl might be a great option for this)

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.

You can try yoga poses like Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose), Vrikshasana (Tree Pose), or Savasana (Corpse Pose) to open the highest of the seven chakras.

Amplify Yoga Energies With Singing Bowls

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?

Share it with our community below!

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