Chakra singing bowl sets have existed for thousands of years, ever since around 2500BC. Today they’re everywhere, from your local Buddhist temple to your yoga studio—and maybe even at home if you have bought one using our singing bowl buying guide.
You’ve probably listened to a chakra singing bowl during yoga when you meditate in Savasana. Or when you’re doing a group meditation session at your temple of meditation studio. They’re even heard at health spas, hospitals, churches and in therapy sessions.
Did you know that just be meditating on the sound of a chakra singing bowl set you can activate and balance all seven chakras?
The chakras are wheels through which energy (prana) flows. The word itself literally means “wheel”. It’s a concept that has been around for 2600 years and was first found in the classical spiritual text the Upanishads.
The chakras exist along the spine from the pelvis up to the crown of the head, and they’re vital to our wellbeing. That’s why so many of THE DAILY MEDITAITON’s readers have been using our Chakra Meditation Tutorial.
When one chakra is our of balance it can cause big issues for our physical and mental health. I found this out for myself in 2010, when a problem with my root chakra caused an extreme stress reaction and led me through personal hell (thankfully I was able to recover naturally using spiritual practices, including using chakra singing bowls for healing).
When your chakras are out of balance you’ll experience all manner of problems—the specific problem you encounter will depend on the chakra that is out of balance.
Thankfully, we can use a chakra singing bowl set to open the chakras and balance them.
Why use a chakra singing bowl set
As you may know, there are seven chakras:
- Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
- Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
- Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
- Heart Chakra (Anahata)
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
- Sacral Chakra (Swadhishtana)
- Root Chakra (Muladhara)
We can balance the seen chakras by meditating. But perhaps a better and more enjoyable way to balance the seven chakras is with a chakra singing bowl set.
Chakra singing bowl sets contain a bowl for each chakra. This is important because each chakra responds to a different frequency of sound. Hence why each bowl in the chakra singing bowl set produces different frequencies.
Root chakra singing bowls: UT – 396 Hz
Sacral chakra singing bowls: RE – 417 Hz
Solar plexus singing bowls: MI – 528 Hz
Heart chakra singing bowls: FA – 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships (the 4th Chakra)
Throat chakra singing bowls: SOL – 741 Hz
Third eye chakra singing bowls: LA – 852 Hz
Crown chakra singing bowls: 963 Hz
By producing the specific frequency for each chakra, singing bowl sets balance the seven chakras, healing the mind and body.
The Best Chakra Singing Bowl Set
Crystal chakra singing bowl sets are usually the best. These differ from traditional Buddhist singing bowls, which tend to be made of metal. The argument is that because the human body is made predominantly of water, it is predisposed to respond to crystal more than metal (the human body has comparatively little metal).
The best crystal singing bowls will be made of 99% pure quartz and finely tuned to the frequencies of the seven chakras.
One of the best chakra singing bowl set you’ll find is Crystal Energy Bowls’ Chakra Tuned Set Of 7 Frosted Quartz Singing Bowls, pictured below.
Why A Crystal Chakra Singing Bowl?
Today, many people argue that a chakra singing bowl should be made of crystal, and that the traditional metal ones are not as effective.
So, who wins in a metal singing bowl VS crystal singing bowl contest?
The argument is that the sounds of traditional metal singing bowls do not penetrate the body to the same extent as crystal singing bowls because the human body is made mostly of water, not metal, so we naturally respond to the sound of crystal bowls because our bodies are crystalline.
Quartz is also known to be a highly conductive transmitter. After all, it’s the same stuff that is used in a lot of computers and other tech, specifically because it transmits electricity so well. And of course, electricity is pivotal to the functioning of we human beings. So, it does seem logical that a quartz crystal singing bowl would have more of an effect on a human. Plus, you can definitely hear the difference between crystal bowls and the sound of Buddhist bowls.
It is curious that for thousands of years Buddhists and yogis have used singing bowls made of metal, not crystal. Then again, even the spiritual field is not immune to evolution. So is this simply the future of singing bowls? That they be made of crystal?
Either way, a crystal chakra singing bowl makes for a beautiful and powerful addition to your spiritual healing tool-kit. And they are one of the best ways to balance the seven chakras.
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