I recently learned about Tibetan Singing Bowls. One of the therapists at the Veteran’s Center brought one into our group session and explained how people who have experienced trauma may have heightened sensitivity to stimuli such as noise. He hit the bowl with the mallet and asked us all to raise our hands when we no longer heard the ringing. Some people raised their hands at similar times, but generally, everyone heard the ring for different lengths of time.
The bowl was also incorporated into mindfulness exercises to help us focus on being in the present. Focusing on the moment, in the now, and not in the past or thoughts or fears of the future. Many of those moments of the past and future, rob us of our ability to remain in the present and enjoy life as it is today.
I was excited when I found out I would have the opportunity to review a Tibetan Hand Hammered Singing Bowl. The timing couldn’t be better as we have had a lot of changes in our household and in our schedules with the new semester. With a lot of change, comes a lot of challenge and stress for our family.
This set comes with a HAND HAMMERED TRADITIONAL BOWL that is crafted of seven different metals including copper, iron, tin, lead, zinc, silver, and gold using the genuine Tibetan techniques. Included in the box is also green silk cushion with green tassels. A wooden mallet with a leather wrapped end is also included to strike and circle the bowl. There is also a matching green silk drawstring bag which matches the pillow. The whole set comes carefully wrapped in bubble wrap inside a nice branded gift box.
This set would make a nice gift for yourself or a loved one who may benefit from a little extra meditation or relaxation.
The tassels on the pillow seemed a little awkward, however, for me the pillow serves its purpose to simply hold the bowl and let the ringing resonate. The mallet is sturdy. Spots of my mallet were a little rough and could use a little more sanding. The bowl has good tone quality. It rings well when struck with the mallet. When you circle the bowl with the mallet against the outer edge of the bowl (after you strike it) it sings well and can get quite loud. After some time and experimentation you can learn to increase and decrease the volume of the ringing. It is a nice tool to focus and relax with. Based on my experience, I would recommend this set and I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars as I do like it. I think that a couple of slight adjustments would easily perfect it.
It is always nice to know that a company stands behind their products. The maker, Yak Therapy wants their consumers to be perfectly happy with their singing bowl sets, so they offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Disclaimer: I received this Tibetan Singing Bowl Gift Set for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I am not affiliated with the seller in any way and all opinions are my own. I did not receive any other compensation, nor am I required to give a positive review.