How to use Singing Bowls in your daily life

How to use Singing Bowls in your daily life

Jorge Zain

Tibetan bowls are ancient instruments that emit a pulsating, deep sound filled with harmonics. When used appropriately and in the right context, Tibetan bowls can help prepare your body, mind, and spirit to align with a deeper and fuller consciousness. They are keys to a transformative experience that leads to well-being, health, and mindfulness. In this brief guide, we will explore some ways you can integrate Tibetan bowls into various aspects of your life, both in your meditation and yoga practices, and also as a powerful tool for accessing deep relaxation states.

The first thing you should know is that playing bowls is very easy. It doesn't require any previous musical knowledge, nor does it require being a therapist or having any academic training to start using them. With just a little practice that allows you to master the basic playing technique, and some helpful tips, you will soon start to reap their multiple health benefits for both you and those around you.

Another aspect to consider is that the market is flooded with Tibetan bowls, and most stores selling them are general retailers or marketplaces that, at best, have a vague idea of what they are offering. Tibetan bowls are musical instruments as well as powerful working tools, so I recommend that you always buy quality bowls and purchase them from specialized places, where they can truly advise you. This way, you can ensure that you are investing your money in something you will use for your entire life, and not just a pretty item that will end up as a decorative object on a shelf in your home after two weeks. Having said that, let's talk about the 3 main ways of using Tibetan bowls in everyday life.



1) Singing Bowl Meditation Enhances Focus and Mindfulness:

Tibetan Singing bowls are ideal for both beginner and advanced meditators. Taming the mind has never been an easy task for anyone, especially in this era of constant distractions. By incorporating bowls into your daily meditation routine, you can significantly enhance your mindfulness practice. Their enveloping sound, rich in harmonics, helps calm the mind and focus attention, thus creating a conducive atmosphere that allows you to truly experience a state of presence.

There are various ways to meditate with Tibetan bowls. Throughout my career, I have developed at least 50 types of meditative practices with these instruments. The simplest involves gently striking the bowl several times before starting your meditation, allowing its sound and harmonics to create an anchor that invokes a state of present and receptive consciousness.

2) Singing Bowl Relaxation Offers a Unique Form of Stress Relief:

Relaxation is a fundamental practice to maintain a balanced life. In the right context, the sound of Tibetan Bowls has the power to induce deep relaxation states, effectively combating stress and anxiety. And if you practice bowl relaxation after some physical exercise, you can experience that sensation of floating, or as many have expressed to me, feeling like you're levitating.

You might be wondering how you can relax if you're the one playing the bowls, and it's a valid question! Tibetan bowl relaxation techniques are meant to be performed with and for others. I invite you to share bowl relaxation sessions with your friends, family, and why not with your partner. You may discover new ways of connecting that can transform your personal relationships forever.

3) Deepen Your Yoga Practice with the Sound of Singing Bowls:

Yoga and Tibetan Bowls are a perfect combination. The sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls deepens the yogic experience of connecting mind and body, aiding in achieving meditative states. Yoga is not just a physical discipline; it is a path of consciousness development where, through the practice of different asanas (specific postures combined with breathing), the yogi experiences deep and lasting states of consciousness, and meditation plays an essential role in this process. This is where Tibetan Bowls add their main flavor. I encourage all Yoga teachers and practitioners to use the bowls during the phases of the class that promote meditation, and also to enhance deep relaxation states in Savasana, the corpse pose. Ask your teacher to start incorporating them, and you'll enjoy such delightful relaxations that they might make you late for work!


Tibetan bowls are not merely musical instruments; they are versatile tools that can enrich various aspects of your life. Whether it's improving meditation and mindfulness, offering unique relaxation experiences to those around you, or deepening your yoga practices, these bowls can have a profound impact on health and well-being. The greatness of Tibetan bowls lies in their simplicity and effectiveness. They are accessible to everyone, regardless of whether you have musical or therapeutic experience, offering a path to a more conscious, relaxed, and connected way of life.

Their timeless sound is a bridge to inner peace and harmony, making them a valuable addition to the journey of anyone looking to improve their quality of life. Whether you are seeking personal growth, ways to reduce stress, or simply want to explore new dimensions of your yoga or meditation practice, Tibetan bowls are perfect companions on your path to a healthier and more balanced life.

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