How To Choose a Place and Setting For Your Singing Bowl at Home?
Just as your dining table or sofa has a place in your home, singing bowls must have a home too!
Setting it up is easier if you follow feng shui directions...Which we'll lay out for you in this article.
But do you know how to go about it? How to make a singing bowl altar?
You can create a singing bowl altar as per the feng shui directions. But it’s best to consider it non-religious and solely as a ‘you corner.’ Add scented candles, dried flowers, crystals, incenses, and a vase with water to make a singing bowl altar in one of the nine feng shui directions.
Join me in this post to learn how to pick the right place to keep your singing bowls at your home.
Ready? Read on!
Overview: Choosing A Place For Your Singing Bowl
Singing bowls were once instruments for prayer and worship. So, they’re best kept in auspicious places by Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra (Science of Architecture).
Just as we have altars in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and even Paganism, you can setup up a personal altar of your favorite things like scented candles, flowers, water, crystals, singing bowls, and even jewelry.
You can call these auspicious places altars, holy tables, shrines, or a sanctum sanctorum.
In earlier times, they were created as a spiritual hub in a home, bedroom, temple, or office to attract good vibes.
For instance, most of us have walls in our houses where we string pictures of our college days, marriage/ relationship, friendship, and family. If you have a bestie corner or “family corner,” it’s good to have a place for singing bowls too.
All that said, you don’t need religion to set up a space to keep your singing bowl unless you’re religious. In short, it could very well be a beautiful corner representing nature, your spiritual side, or your life.
Feng Shui Direction
West is a good direction to set up your metal singing bowl altar as it’s associated with creativity, knowledge, and the metallic element.
Closely linked to happiness, protection, and luck, Northwest is another feng shui direction associated with the metal element.
The north is associated with the element of water and personal power. Make sure to do a water-charging ritual with your singing bowl here.
This is the direction of harmony, family, prosperity, health, and peace. The earth element rules it.
The east is a good direction for placing your singing bowl to attract good vibes and harmony as the wooden element rules it.
Ruled by the element of wood, the southeast is a great direction to attract wealth, good fortune, and prosperity into your life
The southern corner of your home is one of the most auspicious directions in feng shui for attracting success and fame in love, life, and career. The element of fire rules it.
Singing bowls use powers from the element of earth. They promote harmony at joy at home when kept in the southwest direction.
Fun Fact: A little-known feng shui direction, the center of your house is an aesthetic and positive place to place your large singing bowls.
So, setting up multiple singing bowls at the center of your home is ideal here. It cleanses energies entering and exiting your house.
How To Make A Singing Bowl Altar?
Making an altar for your singing bowl and other spiritual favorites is a great decision. All you need to do now is pick a direction.
Once you’re done with that, pick an item representing each classic element.
These are- fire (scented candles), water (water charging in a singing bowl or a vase with flowers), earth (crystals or a potted plant), wind (aromatherapy/ smudge sticks), and wood (mallet of the singing bowl).
Steps To Setup And Play Your Singing Bowl Altar At Home
So, you know where to keep your singing bowl. Now all you need to do is set it up!
Here’s how to get started:
Step 1: Gather Your Things
People follow feng shui colors for altars like green, white, gold, silver, red, and yellow because of the benefits of color therapy.
So, if you’d like to get candles, flowers, the light-changing aroma diffuser, or fabric in matching colors, go ahead and get them.
Step 2: Arrange Your Favorite Spiritual Things
Whether you’ve chosen the windowsill or the bookshelf, it’s time to set up the spiritual corner. Keep your crystals, incenses, the vase with water, singing bowls, and herbs properly.
Lastly, set your cushion and the singing bowl with enough space to comfortably play without bumping into candles, crystals, or the vase.
Step 3: Cleanse
Get a sage bundle or palo santo stick and burn the tip for a few seconds before blowing the flame out. Finally, fan the smoke over the altar so that everything is cleansed.
Step 4: Play The Bowl
Finally, play your singing bowl for a few minutes to attract your intentions. Ensure that the placement of the bowl is good enough to play any time you feel like it. It should be safe enough to prevent your metal or crystal singing bowl from falling.
Step 5: Meditate
Once you’re done playing the bowl, meditate about what you would like to achieve by playing singing bowls. Some people do it for peace, others for tranquility, mindfulness, or relaxation.
What’s your goal?
When To Play Your Singing Bowl?
When do you meditate? If you have a fixed time for it, play the singing bowl before you start next time. If you don’t have a specific time, play at will or intuition.
But if you ask me, I like to draw on the powers of natural events. These could be rain, sunrise, sunset, full moon, new moon, supermoon, eclipse, or a major event in my life. I believe natural and celestial events are filled with a lot of positive energy.
Personally, there’s no wrong time to play a singing bowl. So, go ahead and play at any time you’d want.
Time To Place Your Singing Bowl In The Right Direction!
The best place to keep your singing bowl is where you love. But if you’re wondering if there’s a right place by ways of nature, there is!
Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra help you in marking those places easily. They help balance classic elements such as wind, light, and water to attract good vibes into your home.
If playing the singing bowl is a hobby, you can create a beautiful altar with flowers, crystals, herbs, smudge sticks, and scented candles. Don’t forget to place your singing bowl in the different corners of your living room, bedroom, and home to attract good vibes.
A singing bowl altar could be the one place to gather all the things that motivate, inspire, and empower you. Moreover, you can use it as a cozy place for doing meditation, yoga, crystal healing, and aromatherapy.
When you’re done with the setup, it’s easy to activate the altar by lighting a smudge stick, scented candle, or both. Finally, play the singing bowl while chanting or meditating on your intention.
Don’t forget to play it regularly.
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