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Getting To Know Your Singing Bowl

January 19, 2021

Getting To Know Your Singing Bowl

Over the past 5 years, thousands of people have decided to invite their first singing bowl into their life through our store.

A singing bowl can be deceptive; it should be so easy to make it sing perfectly the first time. Just like you're seeing in the videos online. Remember that although it is quite simple, it is still a hand-beaten musical instrument.

The process of learning to make your bowl sing beautifully is a practice.

Like your yoga practice, the connection to it will deepen proportional to the amount of energy and persistence you give to the practice.

It is a practice of surrender, of experimentation. You will find yourself varying the speed and pressure and intensity of the bowl. The more attention you pay, the more you can hear the bowl speaking to you, advising you silently on how to get the most of our her.

Abi has described it beautifully, "Each bowl has it’s own unique personality and I’m beginning to discover that. 

I have different connections with each of the different bowls. This is the Ancient Bowl, the large version. 

This is the lingam bowl [reaches over to play the lingam], and I have a super connection with this one.

And this one [the Ancient Self]  I am developing a relationship with.

It depends how you play it.

The intention behind the playing.

The environment in which you are.

And your own vibrational frequency too, which is every changing because we are all energy.

So every time you play it will be different. Just like every moment we live is different depending on our own vibrational frequency and our relationship with the present moment -- and that is so beautiful. 

This moment is such a gift. As life is such a gift. Honoring them both. Namaste.

Oh wow, I feel so good." 

Another dear customer of ours shared their full experience of going from, "she won't sing," to being able to spend time with her bowl in a way that she desired.

"When I first started out and followed the simple instructions from The Ohm Store, I still found the bowl a bit awkward to hold and play.

The only sound I could get from it was by striking it on the side.

When I tried to hold the bowl and play the around the rim way, it didn’t sound good. So I sat the bowl down on a bed table in front of me, and was able to play it that way. I could actually hear it singing with the striker stick circling the edge, but it was not making a pleasant noise. And this had me convinced for a while that maybe something was wrong with the bowl.

So for day one's practice, I played it a little in the only way that I could, on a table, and called it a day. And I took a couple of shots at it later on in the night on the table. For a total of 3 tries on day one.

Now on day two, amazingly, I found that I was able to play it in my hand. Not well, but playing it. Now what happened? What was the difference between today and yesterday?

The difference was acquaintance. I was a total stranger to the bowl yesterday and more acquainted with it today.

So I found that you have to become attuned to the world of sacred sound. The effort you made on the first day isn't forgotten by the other side your connecting to. Okay, now on day two I'm playing it my hand, and it still felt awkward. And today, like yesterday, I put in a total of 3 tries and called it a day.

Okay, now on day three, I decided to use the ring with the bowl in my hand, with my hand opened, fingers not touching the bowl. To give it some height that may allow me to circle the striker more smoothly. And to my surprise, I was playing that bowl much much better. In fact, the sound got louder and louder as I was circling, like a symphony, and I started feeling a very strong vibration in my hand that flowed up to my forearm.

The difference as far as I can see, is an acquaintance. Each day brings you closer to the realm of sacred sound. And I found the bowl to feel comfortable in my hand with the ring.

Well that's all I have to tell you for now. I've been using it for 3 days. It's a great bowl, I love it, and are grateful to have it. Kudos to the Ohm Store for kicking out a wonderful work of art, and I highly recommend this bowl to everyone. Especially newbies."

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