Thursday, November 01, 2012

I GUESS you could eat your Cap'n Crunch out of it, too, if you really wanted to.

 Sometimes, life gets you stressed out or bewildered and all you can do is let your bowl sing you into a trance.

Oh, I'm sorry -- did I leave you a little behind there?  Maybe you didn't know about Tibetan Singing Bowls?

Well, time you learned.  A Tibetan Singing Bowl is actually a mysterious kind of artifact-y thing that has a clouded history but a lot of great potential for you.

The Singing Bowl is used in meditation; you hold the bowl and run the striker around the edges to make it sing and it helps you relax and achieve some inner peace, and who doesn't need that?  Don't lie: we all could use more inner peace.

The history of Tibetan Singing Bowls isn't well known; lots of people think they are used in special ceremonies but the legend is that the monks and lamas who use them are forbidden to talk about them.  They come (as the name would imply) from Tibet, by way of India, and you can get them in seven different metals, each one corresponding to a planet, from gold (for the Sun) all the way out to lead (for Saturn). 

The bowls help meditation not through the relaxing tones; some people say the resonance or vibrations of the bowl as you meditate penetrate into your body and help it relax even better, like a vibrating massage chair only not from Sharper Image and neater looking. 

Life gets more stressful every day, and the site that has these Singing Bowls -- a unique gift for anyone in your life, even YOU -- has all kinds of other relaxation and meditation aids.  But the Singing Bowl is the one that interests me most.  To learn more, or to get one, Click Here Tibetan Singing Bowls.

1 comment:

Andrew Leon said...

Hmm... I can do the same thing with a wine glass. And a lead bowl just sounds dangerous (and possibly illegal).