Crystal Bowl Meditation: What Is It, and What Can It Do for Me?
Published Date 5/30/2015
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Although Tibetans have enjoyed the sounds and healing nature of bowls since ancient times, it was not until the 1980s that modern crystal bowls quite literally came into play. Originally used by workers in the computer industry to grow silicon chips, it was purely by chance that someone discovered the bowls' pure, resonating tones.
The generally accepted advice is to play these bowls, sometimes called crystal singing bowls, by sliding a specially-designed rubber or suede playing stick counterclockwise around the bowl. The resulting sounds promote several meditative benefits. Here are four ways you can use crystal bowls alongside meditation to enhance your results.
Use Crystal Bowls to Improve Existing Meditation
Unless you are a seasoned meditator, you may find that your thoughts interrupt your attempts. Crystal bowl sounds can help you avoid the continued temptation to listen to your inner dialogue, sometimes silencing it completely. This works best in group meditations when one person can play the bowl and lead others into a tranquil state. At the end of the session, the leader simply stops playing the bowl and allows everyone to emerge from their peaceful state gently and naturally.
Use Crystal Bowls Alongside Healing Practices
Many healing practitioners use crystal bowls to enhance the effect of any healing practice. Your healing therapist uses the sound to signify both the start and end, solely at the end, or throughout a treatment such as Reiki to offer a constant course of calm. You may find that your therapist changes the bowl that they use according to the area of your body being treated. Large bowls, for instance, work best with your outer energy, while smaller bowls are often directed toward your physical core.
Use Crystal Bowls to Cleanse Crystals
Many crystal bowl users are also interested in harnessing the benefits of working with crystals. If you’d like to try this, you must first cleanse the crystals by arranging them around the outside of a bowl while you play it. Afterward, place the crystals into the bowl and continue to play. You will then amplify the energy and effect of the cleansed crystals. Choose your favorite crystal to work with. Aquamarine will protect travelers, while bloodstone will lessen negativity. Consulting an online psychic can help you decide which one will work best for you.
Use Crystal Bowls to Energize Water
Water is known for its healing effects. It is for this reason that many practitioners choose to energize water using crystal bowls. Try it yourself by pouring spring water directly into the bowl and playing as usual. Keep it up for a few minutes to allow the sounds to fully energize the water. You can then use the water as a drink, as an addition to bathing water, or as an aid to quiet meditation.
Why not try using crystal bowls during your next private or group meditation or healing circle? It’s almost guaranteed that you will feel calmer and more energized as a result. Chat with a phone psychic if you need help with any aspect of crystal bowl meditation.
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