The physics definition of resonance is: the state of a system in which an abnormally large vibration is produced in response to an external stimulus, occurring when the frequency of the stimulus is the same, or nearly the same, as the natural vibration frequency of the system.
In short, your brain waves can match the frequency of an external stimulus. For this case, we are using a singing bowl as the external sounds that our brain waves will sync to!
When it’s heard that singing bowls raise your “frequency” or “vibrations” it can be taken to mean that literally. We can adjust the electrical frequencies of our brains and bodies using special, resonant sound instruments.
There are 5 main frequencies that your brain operates on (these are electrical signals, your body is electric!) and is a key ingredient in the magic behind a singing bowl.
Beta (14-40 Hz) – We live in beta 95% of our waking hours. This is the logical part of our brain. The grinding, thinking, reasoning and logic. In this state, you may feel trapped in your thoughts, overthinking and anxious. It’s also the frequency that evolved to keep us alive and alert - we couldn’t very well be off meditating if we were looking to avoid predators and find food!
Alpha (7.5 – 14 Hz) – In this frequency, you are relaxed, alert and may feel “in flow.” This state is regularly reached during quiet, eyes closed meditation.
Theta (4 – 7.5 Hz) Theta waves will have you experience relaxation, a feeling of being open, guided and creative. It is interesting that there earth’s frequency vibrates at 7.83 hz. During theta, you become reconnected with the part of you that has existed on this earth for millennia. Harmonious and free. This frequency may be ideal for visualization exercises and re-patterning your brain. Regular use of singing bowls at the right frequency will allow you to access theta while using your bell, and then allow you to access it on your own, over time. Your brain can be trained!
Delta (.5 – 4Hz) Body restorative state, most commonly achieved during sleep.
Gamma (over 40 Hz) Gamma is the rarest of brain frequencies, most regularly measured in monks practiced in the art of meditation.
Please enjoy the sounds of ChyBlume playing the Ancient Self Ohm Bowl!