Chakras are energy centers located along the center of the body. Many people use the bowls for chakra and energy healing. We use the traditional Chakra method when determining the corresponding Chakra for each bowl buy using the dominant note in each bowl. Below is a list of the traditional Chakra system.
The Crown chakra or Head chakra is positioned at the top of the head. It is associated with cosmic awareness, highest spirituality, and complete integration with Source. Violet is the color of the crown chakra and the musical note is B.
The Third Eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead. This chakra is also called the Ajna center. It is associated with intuition, understanding, visualization, and inner vision. Dark Indigo Blue is the color of the third eye chakra and the musical note is A.
The Throat chakra is positioned in the base of throat. It is associated with communication, expression and speaking one's truth. Azure Blue is the color of the throat chakra and the musical note is G.
The Heart chakra is positioned in the center of the chest, usually shown to be even with the nipple line. The heart is associated with compassion, friendship, empathy and the ability to give and receive love. Green is the color of the heart chakra and the musical note is F. Sometimes the heart chakra is shown as pink, especially in relation to sending love out from the heart.
The Solar Plexus chakra or Third chakra is located midway between the end of the breastbone and the navel. It is associated with issues of personal power, emotions (especially blocked emotions), passion for living, and the ability to protect oneself from being the target of negative or aggressive emotions. Yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra and the musical note is E.
The Sacral chakra, also called the Second chakra or the Sexual chakra, is positioned in the area between the navel and the pubic bone. Depending on which sources you read, it can be shown to be centered on the navel itself or to be aligned with the sexual organs - ovaries in women and testes in men. It is associated with creativity, sexuality, relationship, and reproduction. Orange. is the color of the sacral or second chakra and the musical note is D.
The Root chakra, also called the First or Base chakra, is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with issues of survival, drive, ambition, grounding one's energy in the physical dimension, your life forces, and balancing experiences that create "fight or flight". Red is the color of the root chakra and the musical note is C.
Tibetan Singing Bowls
We tend to avoid specific dating these types of bowls. Some of these bowls date back to the late 18th century. Dating bowls is a tricky business, since their form varies but little over long expanses of time and their condition depends so much upon individual conditions of storage and use. They should be viewed as cultural artifacts of artistic merit, and viewed this way, age is of but secondary importance. We will however state that all the bowls shown here were created for local use and were used as such. These bowls are all from the Himalayas regions near Tibet.
This Tibetan hand hammered singing bowl is up to 250 years old and comes unpolished in its original form with superb hammer marks visible and a great smooth patina. It was used in Tibetan Buddhist mediation over the years. This auction also includes a striker which is used to make the bowl sing. This bowl does include the pillow (cushion) pictured. Each bowl is hand selected for its tone, size, and quality. It has a wonderful tone that carries for a very long time. The multi-layered tone of these bowls lasts as long as 3 minutes!
Singing Bowls were brought to Tibet from India along with the teachings of Lord Buddha. Most people use these bowls for Buddhist spiritual meditation or to create a great art or conversation piece. Hand made in a wonderful combination of 7 different metals which create 7 different distinct tones. According to tradition, the seven metals correspond with each of the planets, gold for the Sun, silver for the Moon, mercury for well, Mercury, copper for Venus, iron for Mars, tin for Jupiter, and lead for Saturn.
Since Tibetan singing bowls have a very mysterious history it is sometimes hard to find information about them, in fact there is literally no mention of them in the Tibetan Buddhist canon. They can be found in both monasteries and homes, but when questioned about there existence vague answers are usually given. It has been rumored that it is actually forbidden for monks to speak about the singing bowls. Some say that the bowls are used by high lamas in secret rituals, which gives them the ability to travel to different realms and dimensions. In the end one thing remains certain, that singing bowls are a very powerful spiritual tool. In addition to their traditional usage for meditation, Tibetan Singing Bowls are used for Relaxation, Str