An object that when played by striking or rotating a mallet around its rim and resembles a bell that has the shape of half coconut shell. Singing bowls were traditionally used for religious purposes, meditation, social ceremonies and healing purposes. Singing bowls are usually made of a material obtained after combining several metals especially copper and tin which is then molded into variety of sizes by use of hands. Synthetic crystals such as silica sand which is crashed and molded into a bowl with a rubber base is the process used to manufacture a modern singing bowl. After manufacturing the singing bowl, decorative art such as dots, stars, rings or a short message is written on it to increase its attractive value.
A singing bowl is one of the few instruments that can last forever while still in good working conditions. Use of a singing bowl in the music industry, psychological therapy, social ceremonies and classrooms is considered to very beneficial. The type of sound tone produced by one singing bowl depends on the choice that player chooses depending on the mood. Singing bowl players tend to develop emotional attachment towards this instrument which grows even more stronger as they continue to play. An individual can also get several singing bowls due to their attractiveness of their sound for different tones and experience. There are different types of mallets that coincide with the size of the singing bowl but one can choose to purchase an all-purpose mallet. The purpose of the sound is what determines how one plays the singing bow. Soft tapping inside the bowl with a mallet produces cool soft sound which results to consciousness and regaining focus which is effective in soothing a baby, meditation and sound therapy. It is also possible to play the singing bowl by striking the bowl around the rim of the bowl which creates steady uniform pressure producing sound and vibrations. Constant singing bowl players are believed to have relaxed bodies and can easily relieve any kind of stress. Therapists have recommended playing a singing bowl to individuals suffering emotional pain, depression, anger issues, anxiety and blood pressure.
The sound tone produced by the singing bowl in gymnasiums and more yoga acts as a guide to the participants which is quite motivational. Individuals should consider purchasing at least one singing bowl and play occasionally especially after a long day at work. One can consider purchasing a singing bow as gift to a loved one as it is quite unique. Most individuals can be in a position to purchase a string bowl making a good business opportunity for an entrepreneur to satisfy the demand of the customers.