Central to many meditation and yoga practices, a singing bowl produces a clear, ringing sound when struck and a continuous reverberating tone when the striker circles the edge of the bowl. This petite, handmade bowl is perfect for beginners, casual practitioners, or travel. Let the sounds help you find balance by bringing your attention to the here and now and quieting a busy mind.
Sand-cast from an alloy of seven metals—gold, silver, copper, zinc, tin, iron, and brass. Handcrafted in Nepal, where the community continues to rebuild after the devastating 2015 earthquakes.
Arrives in a lokta paper box decorated with a Tibetan endless knot and includes a hand-carved wooden striker, and a brocade cushion (colors will vary) for display when not in use.
To play the singing bowl, hold it gently in your palm or on your fingertips, making as little contact with your hand as possible. Use the striker to lightly hit the outer rim of the bowl, and then move the striker in a circle around the outer lip of the bowl. Imagine that you are tracing the top of a glass with your finger. Try to keep a steady rhythm and apply just a little pressure as you move the striker around and around the edge.
The sounds are a way to focus the mind, whether by concentrating on the continuous singing tone or letting the gong of the striker bring your drifting thoughts back to the present moment.