Using Singing Bowls For Energy Healing
Updated: Apr 1
Einstein knew it and you might know it too: everything is energy. What’s not commonly known is the rest of the quotation: “Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” Everything is vibrating at different frequencies whether solid, liquid or gas. This means that we can channel and use energy to improve and alter the frequency of our cells – good news if there is an imbalance manifesting itself as a physical or emotional condition.
The concept that everything is energy is nothing new and has been known in different cultures by different names for centuries:
• Ki in Japan
• Chi or Qi in China
• Prana in India
• Vitality or Life Force in the West
If everything is vibrating, it makes sense that a form of energy healing is using sound to literally tune in and tune up frequencies for positive effect.
I’ve personally found great results in using energy healing and sound to get to where I am today: amongst other things, I’ve managed to avoid extensive surgery for endometriosis and am now living totally symptom-free. So I’d like to share with you how I’ve used my Tibetan singing bowl in healing sessions.
Back in 2016 on my first ever trip to Glastonbury, I fell in love with the music shop on the high street and had to take something home as a token of this magical place. After playing pretty much all the singing bowls in the shop, I found the one calling to me and took her home. Back then, I was in a pretty stressful corporate job, which had me frequently experiencing stomach cramps. Out of desperation one day, I used my intuition, lay on my back, and placed my singing bowl on my stomach. I gently struck the side of the bowl and felt the vibrations right through my abdomen. It was so lovely that I began to hit harder and harder. It was incredible how amazing it felt and it definitely provided some relief, so I carried on. It didn’t cure the problem as ultimately, I needed to leave that job, but it was a much needed coping mechanism in the interim. A few months later, I quit to start my own business offering healing to people and animals full-time. I’ve since participated in workshops to learn more about singing bowls and have integrated their healing vibrations into my sessions with clients when intuition calls. And not just for clients with stomach cramps. What I’m seeing is that the vibrations really help shift stagnant energy in general, especially for the solar plexus and sacral chakras. I was hesitant at first, striking gently so as not to jar clients out of their relaxed states. However, the feedback I kept getting was that they so wished I’d hit it harder. Let me tell you, my clients love it! I also hold the bowl over my client and play it while working my way down the front of the body and what is fascinating is that it vibrates differently over areas that need more work or which are holding unresolved issues. Some clients have reported feeling the spiral swirling of energy going right through them and down their bodies, even though they weren’t aware of what I was using to create the sound.
Dr Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York explains that, “If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
The sound frequencies created by the singing bowls restore and optimise the flow of energy in the various parts of the body where it is needed and also encourage the brain to move into a Theta state, required for deeply meditative, relaxed and peaceful states. In this deep state of relaxation, the body’s parasympathetic nervous system kicks in, which regulates stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.
My experience has shown that true healing usually requires a combination of approaches and therapies, as each of us is bio-individually unique, so you need to find what works for you. It could well be that using sound along with other forms of energy healing like Reiki along with changes to diet, could support you on the road to optimum health. So I highly recommend exploring sound baths or gong baths as one of the tools in your toolbox, even if you just need a bit of rest and relaxation.
If you’re interested in exploring an energy healing session to boost your healing journey, then please visit my website for more information. I’ll be more than happy to introduce you to the healing powers of the singing bowls should you book a session. Distant healing sessions also available if you live outside of London.