The use of sound in meditation is a great way to signal the start and end of your meditation practice. The bell or chime is a call to awaking, out of thought into presence. The sound of singing bowls puts your mind into a meditative state. The sound they produce can also be used as a focal point during meditation. Singing bowls, chimes or bells work well in a classroom or meeting setting. It is a good way to quiet down a noisy group or signal that it is time to return to a meeting. Try incorporating some of these sounds into to your meditation routine.
Meditation Bells, Chimes and Bowls Recommendations:
“Om Nama Shiva” Tingsha Cymbals 2.5″
The Tingsha tones awaken awareness and stimulates the healing process. Tingshas bells have also been used for centuries for religious ceremonies in the Himalayan regions. They have a beautiful tone that reverberates for about 15 seconds with a gradual fade. The sound is just right, not too high pitched or too low. They are perfect for both meditation and energy healing. Watch the video below to sample the sound of a Tingsha Bell:
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Woodstock Percussion Zenergy Meditation Chime
The two rods are purposely tuned to nearly but not quite the same pitch. When both are struck at the same time, an acoustical phenomenon known as “beating” is produced. The rods will seem to ring with the same pitch, but you will notice a distinct pulsation or rhythm, in this case, approximately 12 beats per second. Woodstock Chimes are the original, musically-tuned, high-quality wind chimes known worldwide for their superior sound. Watch the video below to sample the sound of a Woodstock percussion zenergy meditation chime:
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Tibetan Meditation Om Mani Padme Hum Peace Singing Bowl With Mallet
Singing Bowls are one of the ancient Tibetan meditation tools. The pure sounds produced when the rim is rubbed by the mallet is said to put the brain into a meditative state. The vibrations of the singing bowls have the same wavelength found in the brainwaves that produce feelings of relaxation. Today they are employed worldwide both within and without these spiritual traditions, for meditation, trance-induction, relaxation, healthcare, personal well-being and religious practice. Wonderful little bowl nice deeper tone for a smaller bowl. This bowl sings right away with little or no chatter. It’s very stable in hand not to heavy and not to light just perfect. This bowls marking are well done and look beautiful. It adds a nice character to the 4-inch bowl dimensions. Watch the video below to sample the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl below:
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Try using some of these sounds during your meditation. The bells can be a great aid for staying focused and signaling the start and end of your meditation. Many of the singing bowls also make a nice decorative piece for the home.