The Singing Bowl

While I was in class we used a Singing Bowl to begin and end our practice sessions. To this day I find I love the ringing sound the bowl makes and how it triggers Mindfulness. Here is a little bit of information about the bowl:

“Singing bowls¬†(also known as Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs) are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). According to singing bowl researcher Joseph Feinstein, singing bowls were traditionally used in Asia and the tradition of making sound with bronze bowls could go back 3,000 or more years to the Bronze Age.

Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students’ attention.”…Wikipedia

Here is a soothing video featuring a Singing Bowl. Be in the moment with the sound…..pull your mind back to the sound when needed…Let other thoughts just travel by you like a train going by…see them (Observe only) and let them travel by.

 

Practice:

MINDFULNESS BELL

 

 

Wishing you well on this day~

The Mindful Gatekeeper