Singing bowl is an inverted bowl with its rim turned upwards. The musical notes are produced by rotating a mallet around the bowls rim. It is also known as Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, resting bowls, standing bells, Tibet bowls, etc.
When did Singing Bowl come into existence?
In the primeval era, the singing bowls were referred to as Himalayan Bowls because they were present throughout the Himalayan stretch of Nepal, China, Tibet and India. There is no specific historical record about singing bowls but some research and studies, point to the fact that Himalayan bowls came into existence in 8th Century A.D. in China.
Introduction of Singing Bowl in Music Industry
The usage of singing bowl is not just confined to meditation purposes. It is also used in the music industry. In 1972, standing bells placed a mark in the music industry for the very first time. It was introduced by musicians Henry Wolff and Nancy Henning with their album ‘Tibetan Bells’.
The album was considered as New Age Music and it was followed by many other albums in which standing bells were used. Some of them are: Tibetan Bells II (1978), Yamantaka with Mickey Hart (1982), Tibetan Bells III (1988), and Tibetan Bells IV (1991). The albums were considered as music from another dimension, to be explored on the way of spirituality.
Their latest usage in the music industry was witnessed in the music composition named Longplayer (A self extending music composition) by Jem Finer. It was composed in 2002 by arranging 234 tuned standing bells.
Global Demand and Recognition
Today, resting bowls are made in Nepal and India. Crafting a resting bowl requires skilled craftsmen. This has been a major constraint to the singing bowl industry and yet this antique production is still alive in Nepal and Tibet as local craftsmen has preserved the manufacturing art and extended it to their future generations. They serve this spiritual bowl across the globe. It is made from a bronze alloy containing copper, tin, zinc, iron, silver, gold and nickel. They are timeless and classic.
It has been decades and awareness about the bowl is increasing and so is its demand. It has received global recognition as people are getting more inclined towards meditation and sound bath. Singing bowl for meditation is used for various purposes. The sound produced by it is used for healing mental stress, emotional trauma, and physical pain.
The musical tune from meditation bowl improves concentration while meditating which eventually promotes the ‘Laws of Attraction’. Lastly, the aesthetic musical tunes from it can help in creative thinking and getting intuitive messages from the Universe.
Why Best Himalaya?
Best Himalaya is an adaptable company since the last 20 years in Nepal. It is adopting new changes in the business from generation to generation. It started its business through traditional methods and now it’s using the trending business solutions to cater the customer needs in the simplest way. It provides wide and high quality of handcrafted products at the best prices. It provides an impressive service of customization of products where they add logos and designs as demanded by the customers. They also provide shipping and easy payment options for the customers across the globe.