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On the Invention of Singing Bowls

On the Invention of Singing Bowls

At Silent Mind, many of our customers are brand new to singing bowls, in concept and practice. Every now and then, we receive a question along the lines of, “Who really invented singing bowls?”

While we love answering each and every question we get, this is the one that’s a little difficult to answer.

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What Does It Mean to Be Grounded?

What Does It Mean to Be Grounded?

When we talk about being centered, we just instinctually get what it means. Being centered makes us feel like all parts that make up the Self (and beyond) are in balance. The center is a place we intend to go to when we meditate or practice mindfulness. And of course, it’s a core concept here at Silent Mind.
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8 Awesome, Affordable Ways to Relax

8 Awesome, Affordable Ways to Relax

There’s something missing from today’s to-do list: relaxation.

 

A lot of us skip right over time spent relaxing because with everything we have going on, it would seem lazy to kick our feet up. However, relaxing is incredibly valuable when it comes to our health, both long and short term. Taking a breather can decrease our chances of coming down with a cold this week, while decreasing our chances of suffering high blood pressure or strokes later on.

 

Making friends with relaxation also helps us accomplish more during our active times. We’re less tense and overwhelmed, better able to focus on what’s right in front of us.

 

Not sure how to relax? Here are eight bright ideas to help you unwind.

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3 Ways Sound Therapy Can Elevate Your Yoga Practice

3 Ways Sound Therapy Can Elevate Your Yoga Practice

Today, we’re talking about singing bowls and yoga. Often, the only sound we hear during yoga is an instructor calling out the poses and giving us some very necessary alignment...
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How to Use a Singing Bowl

How to Use a Singing Bowl

Do you want to take your meditation to the next level, but aren’t sure how to use a singing bowl? The fact is, singing bowls are for absolutely everyone, and are easy to use. You don’t need to be a musician or a mindfulness master to pick up a singing bowl and start playing right away.

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The Silent Mind Singing Bowl: The Gift of Peace and Harmony for the Holidays

The Silent Mind Singing Bowl: The Gift of Peace and Harmony for the Holidays

A lot of people worry about the heavy focus on material goods during the holiday season. But when we choose a few thoughtful gifts intended to enrich the lives of the people we cherish, there’s little to worry about. It actually feels more like giving than consuming.
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5 Qualities the Best Singing Bowls Have In Common

5 Qualities the Best Singing Bowls Have In Common

Name your three favorite things about the singing bowl you already have. If it was made right, then in some ways, it’s one of a kind. However, there are several qualities the best singing bowls have in common. Read on to see how your singing bowl measures up!
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How Are Silent Mind Singing Bowls Made? An Inside Look

How Are Silent Mind Singing Bowls Made? An Inside Look

What makes a Silent Mind singing bowl so special?

If we really took our time in answering this, it would be a pretty long list. But one of the main ways our bowls differ from others on the market is the way they’re made - completely by hand! Today, we’d like to take a moment to let you in on our process.

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