Singing bowls (Sound Therapy): for Healing and Self-discovery

We are surrounded by energy and our Mother Earth has it’s own signature frequency which is often referred to as Schumann’s Resonance which is 7.83 Hz. Many experiments have been conducted on the human bodies and there is empirical evidence that our body has a whole also resonates at a frequency and our individual organs  also have their unique frequencies. It is no wonder that sounds can affect us at the deepest level of our essence.

Singing bowl sound meditation is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries in Tibetan and Buddhist cultures as a form of healing and relaxation.

The frequencies produced by singing bowls resonate with our bodies, creating a profound sense of harmony and relaxation. The therapeutic effects of singing bowl meditation are well-documented, offering benefits such as stress reduction, increased focus, and enhanced creativity.

Incorporating singing bowl meditation into your wellness routine can be a transformative practice.

The practice involves the use of singing bowls, which produce a soothing sound believed to have a powerful effect on the body’s energy system, helping to balance the chakras and promote healing. The bowls attuned to the Chakras in our body, and a accomplished practitioner can can make you feel better in body, mind and soul. I have been conducting singing bowl sound meditations for over 2 years and the responses of the participants have been both diverse and very varied. I have seen people get into an almost catatonic state while the meditation is going on and on waking up they were serene, calm and uplifted. We also have had participants go back feeling uneasy and a bit agitated, and they had a diametrically opposite effect the next time. It was almost as if the sound brought up  unresolved issues and which got dealt with once they were out in the open. Over the years, several studies have been conducted to explore the effects of singing bowl sound meditation on mood, tension, and well-being. There is no consensus on the  reasons behind the positive effects of singing bowl sound healings are not fully understood. Possible explanations include alterations in brain waves, binaural beats, and the vibrations of singing bowls interacting with the energy field surrounding the human body, known as the biofield.

As our body is made of about 60% water, sound vibrations from the singing bowls generate patterns at certain frequency thereby inducing a deep meditative and peaceful state of mind. This type of therapy has a type of energy that can reduce stress, pain, depression, and other forms of mental pressure. The vibrational harmonics help the brain synchronize at that frequency thereby relaxing your breathing and heart rate.

Studies have shown that singing bowl sound meditation can produce physiological and psychological responses, reducing negative affect and increasing positive affect, as well as improving blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate. Singing bowl sound meditation may be an effective low-cost and low-technology intervention for reducing feelings of tension, anxiety, and depression while promoting spiritual well-being.

A Tibetan singing bowl sound healing session offers a captivating and therapeutic experience through their tones and frequencies. Whether used in sound therapy, meditation, or as a musical instrument, these ancient instruments have the power to harness healing vibrations.

Allow the soothing sounds and vibrations to envelop you, promoting a state of inner calm and tranquillity. Harness the power of singing bowls to support your overall well-being and unlock the potential for healing and self-discovery.

Vesna Jacob is a forward-thinking mind in fitness, wellness and healing in India. She is a Physiotherapist, Author, accomplished Pilates teacher and Functional Applied Science Specialist. She runs her Pilates and Wellness studio in New Delhi.


Vesna Jacob is a forward-thinking mind in fitness, wellness and healing in India. She is a Physiotherapist, Author, accomplished Pilates teacher and Functional Applied Science Specialist. She runs her Pilates and Wellness studio in New Delhi.

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