Join us and experience the unique vibration and mediation to the sounds of Tibetan Bowls in Nature. Afterwards, take a dip in our natural private spring and bring cash if you would like to enjoy Chai Tea.
A little about the practice:
NOTE, WE DO NOT CHANT IN THIS CLASS. We start with Pranayama/Breathwork to bring the body into a centred, calm state. From here, we move through a meditation/kriya before settling into the deep sounds of the Gongs and Tibetan bowls.
The Tibetan singing bowl:
In many of the world’s spiritual teachings, there is a shared understanding of the Universe’s relation to sound. The Universe and all physical manifestations are one with sound – created by it and creating it each and every moment.
Even the atoms and molecules that make us are almost entirely made of sound, which in turn, is frequency and vibrations. In order to attune ourselves to a higher level of awareness then, we often rely on the vehicle of sound.
The Tibetan singing bowl has been used for thousands of years as a way of transporting those who play, listen, and chant along with it to a deeper meditative state. It is, in many ways, an instrument of “divine” sound.
Origin Of The Tibetan Singing Bowl:
In its earliest days, around 3000 B.C. the bowls were said to have been made of metal that came from meteorites that had fallen from space. They were also made of alloys of as many as five to nine, or even twelve, metals. Mesopotamia and not Tibet, surprisingly, is said to be the earliest makers of “Tibetan” singing bowls, although more than one civilisation could have come up with them around the same time.
Benefits of the Tibetan Singing Bowls:
Stress relief: Some research supports the use of Tibetan singing bowls as a way to promote relaxation and reduce feelings of anxiety.
Improving sleep: Because singing bowl therapy has been linked to decreased anxiety and tension, it may be helpful for improving sleep.
Lowering blood pressure: A preliminary study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion in 2014 examined the benefits of starting a directed relaxation session with 12 minutes of singing bowls and found a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure and heart rate compared to silence before a directed relaxation session.
Reducing depression: One study linked singing bowl therapy to improvements in mood and suggested that this approach may be a low-cost way to help reduce symptoms of depression.
Stimulating the immune system: Some also claim that Tibetan singing bowls can stimulate the immune system and produce beneficial changes in brain waves.
Pain relief:One study looking at chronic spinal pain found that people treated with singing bowl therapy experienced significantly decreased pain intensity as well as decreased stress.
Balancing and harmonising the body: Many proponents claim that the vibrations of a singing bowl can produce beneficial changes in the body by "harmonising" the cells and "balancing the body's energy system."
Enhancing other healing practices: Some people use the bowls in combination with other healing practices, such as meditation and deep breath work which we will do.
Anyone can join this class. Due to the style of this class, we accept ages 16+.