6 Amazing Healing Benefits Of Tibetan Singing Bowls | Justin A. Gamache, B.S., M.Ed.

Have you ever wondered what actually are the benefits of Tibetan singing bowls?

Let’s take an in-depth look to understand there magic, we’ll cover the 16 amazing healing benefits of Tibetan singing bowls and learn what makes them so effective.

Beautifully designed metal bowls often with decorations sitting on a colorful cushion grace the homes, yoga studios, meditation centers, wellness clinics, vibrational therapists, spas, aged care, hospice and early childhood centers around the world.

But why are they so popular, is it purely the aesthetics, partly yes it is, but the real reason is one that dates back many centuries.

Singing bowl traditions

Handcrafted singing bowls have been created in family businesses in most South-East Asian countries for centuries.

Today this tradition is still strong, especially in Tibet, Nepal, India, and Japan fueled by increasing demand from the West.

The combining of up to seven metals in each bowl is a closely guarded secret passed down through the ages.

Each maker a proud tradition in recognized craftsmanship.

This tradition is alive today along with more recent innovations in manufacturing, cast and pre-turned metal singing bowls.

The traditional way that Tibetan singing bowls were made is is melting down the metal into a bowl shaped mould.

You are left with the metal that is shaped like half a ball.

Once this is heated again, that is when the metal is hand beaten into a bowl.

You can tell the difference between a hand beaten and machine- made bowl.

The hand beaten bowls usually have very little carvings, if any at all.

If you look around the rim they also are not usually perfectly even, unlike machine made bowls.

Both hand made and machine made bowls are very beautiful and powerful.

Regardless of the manufacturing technique, the healing effects of Tibetan singing bowls are highly sought after.

Understanding singing bowls

To understand the benefits, you have to take a closer look, to the subtleties of vibration.

We are created, possessing billions of cells going about the business of living.

Every living cell has a natural frequency of vibration generated by its own electrical field.

Cells communicate through both chemical and vibrational exchange.

Blur motion photo of a woman playing a Tibetan bowls, focus on a singing bowls

The wellness of an individual depends on the harmonious balance of these cells.

As they interact with each other, and with the vibrational frequency of other organs and the body as a whole.

Also with its external environment, near and far.

In groundbreaking research scientists in the U.S. have performed recent experiments.

Using the frontier science of nanotechnology and have found evidence that living cells give off a kind of ‘squeal’.

While mammalian cells give off another unique sound.

The research, though still preliminary, is potentially “revolutionary,” in terms of medical application.

Someday, some scientists believe, listening to the sounds your cells make could tell a doctor, before symptoms occur, whether you’re healthy or about to be ill.

Understanding that all living tissues function in multi-layered vibrational fields, the wellness of an individual can be subtly shifted vibrationally if they are experiencing some imbalance.

These imbalances can occur as a vibration produced through emotional/chemical/hormonal change that affects the whole body after reacting to an experience.

These imbalances can happen very quickly, some are temporary others compound.

Imbalances can result from cellular vibrational shifts created through stress, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, jealousy, tiredness, and unhappiness, to name a few.

Long term unattended imbalances can lead in some instances to serious medical issues.

Vibrational imbalances

The body reacts to anything that changes its vibrational balance, whether that reaction is from an inner or outer source.

As soon as an imbalance is realized the body emits a new vibrational frequency.

When the offending cause of that imbalance is removed, the body can return to its natural state of harmonious balance.

This return may occur naturally.

In other instances, this elevated or decreased vibrational field needs some assistance to return to its harmonic self.

This is where the Tibetan singing bowls are so potent.

Within minutes once a Tibetan singing bowl is sounded its vibrational resonance flows energetically through all areas of the body.

This field of energy locates discordant energies in cellular imbalance and within seconds restores this to its natural ‘wellness’ frequency.

It’s not rocket science, it is based on the wisdom of science, sound and frequency discovered and used by therapists dating back to the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.

More recently, we will be familiar with Buddhist monks using Tibetan singing bowls in ceremonies and the healing arts.

We will also be familiar with the joyful uplifting experiences we have when listening to certain types of music.

That feel-good effect is through a vibrational exchange between your body and the collective vibrations from the musicians.

Precisely the same with Tibetan singing bowls, where you at a moments notice can choose a bowl and play it, within seconds the benefits are felt.

We don’t always fully appreciate what is actually happening in these moments; instead, we are experiencing a pleasant release, lightness, joy, or appreciation that we feel.

Importantly all this naturally created through the wisdom of the body, without any pharmaceutical support.

The 16 Amazing benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls are:

1. Reduces stress and anxiety significantly.

2. Lowers anger and blood pressure.

3. Improves circulation and increases blood flow.

4. Deep relaxation and pain relief.

5. Chakra balancing.

6. Increases mental and emotional clarity.

7. Promotes stillness, happiness and well being.

8. Aides the immune system; fibromyalgia and psoriasis in individuals that meditate.

9. A general sense of uplifting, inspirational, and positive energy.

10. Improvements in mental health.

11. Effective in pain therapy.

12. Increases in oxygen levels in the bloodstream.

13. Stimulates the immune system.

14. Promotes the release of the happiness hormones – endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin.

15. Calms and focuses the mind for meditation.

16. Eases hypertension.

The benefits, of course, go way beyond the obvious.

Tibetan singing bowls give people the capacity to self-manage their wellbeing.

No longer reliant on prescribed drugs to ease the stress, anxiety, or tension, we now have the choice of using sound to return to a state of balance, wellbeing or joy.

Of course, if symptoms persist, medical advice is recommended

Yoga man with singing bowl for maditation

Application of singing bowls

As a Sound Therapist myself, I used Tibetan singing bowls on my clients before each Therapy session.

Clients would lay on a massage table with their eyes closed, once comfortable I would choose a Tibetan singing bowl whose frequency range was 528 Hz.

This is the frequency of the area around the heart-chakra, the seat of our emotional wellbeing, love, compassion, self-giving, and empathy.

I would sound the bowl initially away from their head then move it over the head and pass it slowly over the entire body down to the ends of the feet, holding it approximately 2 inches above the body.

As I did this, I could see the apparent change in the breath by the rise and fall of the chest.

I would sound then pass the bowl two or three more times over the body. By the completion of the third pass, the client was in a deep state of relaxation.

Not only are there signs from the breath, but also seen in the facial muscles when they fully relax, or the lips relaxing.

The power of singing bowls

If I was working with clients who were either sitting or standing as was often the case when working at our local busy Sunshine Coast markets the sense of release and peace was immediately noticeable.

I received many hugs from both men and women after only a 5-10 minute session.

The shift in their energy was evident; then the smiles appeared. I have had several clients who were so moved by their experience when using Tibetan singing bowls that they cried, tears of joy or/and release.

When clients were sitting, I would sound the Tibetan bowl the same way if they were laying down but use it primarily around the heart, third eye, and crown chakras.

I regularly used the bowls for my own balancing, sounding a bowl or bowls by holding them with one hand passing them down from the crown to the heart chakra several times.


Increasingly medical researchers and scientists know that sound/vibration heals.

Successful trials prove that certain cancers can be removed vibrationally without medical intervention.

Where this will lead in the future is very exciting.

As equally impressive is knowing that by utilizing the healing effects of Tibetan singing bowls.

We now have the capacity to remove vibrational imbalances within minutes that if left unattended may compound over the years potentially leading to more serious medical issues.

As you have read the 16 Amazing Benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls shows the importance of having them in your life.

Having impacted our lives here at Lamajo, our aim is to do our part to share them with the world.

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