About Singing Bowl

What is a Singing Bowl?

A singing bowl is a meditation tool that helps ease stress and anxiety. The human body has seven different chakras, which can become blocked by stress, grief, or negative emotions. Using a singing bowl can help reopen these chakras, as blocked energy in them can lead to illness. The sound vibrations from the bowl serve as a tool to heal and open up the blocked energy pathways.

What is a Singing Bowl made of?

The seven metals and their planetary associations are

  1. Gold (Sun)
  2. Silver (Moon)
  3. Copper (Venus)
  4. Iron (Mars)
  5. Tin (Jupiter)
  6. Mercury/Quicksilver (Mercury)
  7. Lead (Saturn)

What is Singing Bowl used for?

“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, at Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York.

There are so many benefits of Singing Bowls:

  1. Alleviate stress and anxiety
  2. Reduce anger and blood pressure
  3. Enhance circulation and boost blood flow
  4. Deep relaxation
  5. Chakra balancing
  6. Increase mental and emotional clarity
  7. Promote stillness, happiness, and well-being. Stimulate the immune system.
  8. Aid the immune system and fibromyalgia and psoriasis in individuals who meditate.

Where is it made?

All the singing bowl in Lucky Thanka is purely hand beaten and made in Nepal.

Singing bowls crafted through the beaten or hand-hammered method undergo a meticulous process entirely done by hand. Each singing bowl is meticulously beaten by hand, involving multiple stages to achieve the final shape and perfect hand-hammered finish.

During the manufacturing process, a blend of metals, including copper, tin, zinc, iron, lead, gold, and silver is melted in a furnace, tailored to the specific requirements for crafting bronze or seven metal singing bowls. Once molten, the metals are poured into a Gulli cup or dice to form metal molds of various sizes and weights. These molds are then rolled to create round metal sheets of the desired size and thickness. Following precise measurements and categorization based on weight and size, the sheets undergo hand beating or hammering to shape them into bowls.

In the hand-hammering process of making singing bowls, about 4 to 5 round metal sheets are stacked on top of each other and heated until they’re red hot. Skilled artisans then hammer the red-hot metal sheets continuously until they cool down, and the process is repeated by reheating for further shaping. This heating and hammering cycle with the stacked metal sheets continues until the desired size and shape of the singing bowl are achieved. Consequently, due to this process, each hammered or beaten singing bowl may vary slightly in size by a few centimeters.

During the hammering process of crafting these singing bowls, it’s crucial to work with the metal sheet while it’s red hot. This is because the metal remains soft and flexible at high temperatures, allowing for shaping without risk of breakage. As the metal cools, it loses its softness and flexibility, becoming harder and more prone to cracking or breaking under the force of hammering. This sensitivity to heat is particularly true for bronze or seven-metal mixtures, which harden quickly once they begin to cool. Therefore, in the shaping stage of crafting hammered singing bowls, the work must be carried out while the metal remains hot.

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