How to Use Your Singing Bowl Every Day

At Silent Mind, there’s always a singing bowl playing, whether we’re testing out a new design, or taking a wellness break. Still, we realize that for some of our customers, using a singing bowl regularly is a new concept.  


We believe that singing bowls are one of the most rewarding, powerful tools you can keep on hand. That’s why we’d like to share some of our favorite ways to use them daily.


This way, you’ll get the most value out of your singing bowl. Eventually, you might notice you’re getting more than you dreamed possible.


Meditation


Many new friends come to us looking to deepen their meditation practice. Like us, they’ve been captivated by the research asserting that meditation is an effective way to cope with stress.  


Even if you only meditate for a few minutes daily, open and close your sitting with a few strikes of the bowl. If you have trouble quieting the mind, try a sound meditation instead.


Begin as you normally would in terms of posture and setting, but play your singing bowl throughout the sitting. Whether you’re striking or playing around the rim, focus on the sound and vibration, especially as it ebbs and flows under your direction.


Bedtime


Historically, singing bowls have been used to mark a transition in a ritual or practice. Today, we hear from grateful teachers all over the world who use our singing bowls in their classrooms to accomplish something quite similar.


Singing bowls are ideal for gently heralding anyone into a different activity or state of mind. You may not be a teacher, but you can use singing bowls every evening to mindfully transition your children into bedtime mode.   


Yes, it works for adults, too. Sleep is our body’s time to rest and heal. There’s no better way to send your body the message that it’s time to settle in than with the sound of a singing bowl.  


Inspiration


Getting stuck or feeling at a loss for what to do are common human experiences. Often, all we need is to take a step back and clear the mind. In these moments, the best course of action can present itself.


Singing bowls are an excellent way to get focused. The sound and vibration cancel out more chaotic frequencies that can cloud our judgment.


Additionally, playing a singing bowl can be personally gratifying. If you’ve never played an instrument before, the singing bowl might be your first foray in creating beautiful music. This can inspire more creativity in other areas of your life.


Feng Shui


By getting a singing bowl, you’ve already done a great deal to increase balance and harmony at home. Our environment has a huge impact on our moods and habits, which is why thousands of people practice feng shui.


Feng shui teaches us how to arrange and adorn our spaces in accordance with what we desire. To properly feng shui your space, you must encourage the flow of beneficial energy. This helps clear out any old or negative energies which don’t align with what we’re cultivating.


Many feng shui practitioners use singing bowls to help achieve this. Whether you’re admiring it atop its cushion or playing it for all to hear, you’re clearing your space for more of what you want. And unlike burning sage, it’s not a fire hazard!


Those are just a few ways we make good use of our singing bowls each and every day. If you have any creative ways you work your singing bowl into daily life, be sure to share them with us.

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