What Singing Bowl to Start With: Top 5 List

What makes a good singing bowl? Choosing the right singing bowl can be a challenging task, especially if you’re new to the world of sound healing and spiritual practice. 

We explain how to choose the best singing bowl, how to use it and reviewed the 7 best singing bowls in the market so that you know exactly what to look for your particular healing goals and spiritual practice. 

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    How to Choose the Best Singing Bowl 

    Every singing bowl produces a different quality and frequency of sound. Each of these frequencies resonate to impact the body and mind in a different way. 

    Lower frequency sounds can be deeply relaxing and ground and higher frequency sounds can be energizing and stimulating. 

    When selecting a bowl, it’s important to consider the specific frequencies you’re looking for and how you plan to use the bowl. It's a versatile tool that can be used for healing, spiritual growth, and as a household decoration.

    How to Use Singing Bowls

    When using a singing bowl, the traditional method is to hold it in the palm of your hand and strike it gently with a mallet to produce a sustained tone.
    It can also be played by running a mallet around the rim. 

    The vibrations produced by the bowl can be felt throughout the body, promoting deep relaxation and a sense of peace and well-being. 

    Many people also find that the sound of the bowl can help to quiet the mind, making it easier to meditate and connect with a deeper sense of self.

    Top 5 Singing Bowls

    1. Himalayan Bazaar Large Tibetan Singing Bowl 

    Tibetan singing bowl
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    I tried the 9" Handmade 7 Metal Singing Bowl set and were blown away by the depth of the sound. The full package comes with everything you need to get started including: 

    • the singing bowl
    • a hand-sewn silk cushion
    • a drum stick and 
    • a roller mallet. 

    The singing bowl itself is beautifully crafted and creates a perfect environment for:

    • deep meditation,
    • creative thinking, and
    • receiving intuitive messages.

    The sound of the bowl has a calming effect and provides clarity and peace of mind. It's also great for logical thinking and can be used during meditation, yoga, and reiki sessions. I've also found it helpful in reducing stress and addressing pain, depression, and other issues.

    Playing the singing bowl is also a breeze, thanks to the hand-sewn cushion that is tightly packed and supports the bowl making it easy to play. Plus, it's proudly made in Nepal by Nepalese craftsmen who specialize in meditation singing bowls made with Seven Auspicious Metals. I appreciate the high quality and exceptional craftsmanship that went into making this singing bowl.

    Overall, I highly recommend this singing bowl set to anyone looking for a high-quality, versatile, and easy-to-play singing bowl at a comfortable price point

    Rating: 4/5 

    2. LXXSH Clear Crystal Singing Bowl

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    Okay, we’re starting to get a little bougie - this crystal singing bowl is stunning and as beautiful as it is sonically powerful. The craftsmanship is nothing short of ingenious, with each bowl being hand-polished to perfection. 

    The shape and tone are complete, and the accessories that come with it are top-notch. The sound emitted by the bowl is stable and mellow, and is said to have healing properties due to its 432hz frequency. This frequency can help:

    • have a calming and soothing effect,
    • reduce stress and anxiety
    • healing
    • relaxation
    • elevate meditation

    The high temperature firing used in the manufacturing process ensures that the crystal is of the highest quality and durability. Overall, this crystal singing bowl is a must-have for anyone looking to elevate their meditation or relaxation practice to a new level of luxury and quality.

    Rating: 5/5

    3. Dharma Objects Tibetan Singing Bowl

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    The Tibetan Pro Meditation Singing Bowl Set is made using traditional techniques and hand-hammered by devoted artisans in Nepal. It comes with a beautiful golden singing bowl, dual-faced wooden suede mallet and a hand-sewn donut cushion.

    I used it daily before starting our meditation and yoga session to tune and train our brain, body and mind. The frequencies created by the singing bowl are aimed to help:

    • enter alpha brain waves
    • open you to a state of peacefulness  
    • prepare for long and deep meditation and yoga sessions.
    • heal from stress disorders, pain, depression, and many other diseases.

    Each singing bowl is carefully examined and checked before shipping and the quality is exceptional, handcrafted and hammered in the Himalayan Foothills by Nepalese artisans.

    One small flaw I noticed is that the color of the hand-sewn donut cushion and mallet may differ from the pictures provided on the website, but it's not a big deal and does not affect the quality or performance of the singing bowl set. For this price point, this is one of the better singing bowls I've tried.

    Rating: 3/5

    4. Rainbow Red-Yellow Color Quartz Frosted Crystal Singing Bowl

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    This one was a little bit pricey - but it's worth it. The colour and size were an absolute stand out. I didn't realise it was going to be as big as it was - weighing in at about 11lbs/5kgs. The size of the bowl amplifies the sound and vibration resonance even more, making the overall experience even more powerful and impactful. It's definitely a statement piece that will be sure to draw attention and admiration from anyone who sees it.

    It's made of high-purity quartz crystal, which gives it a beautiful and unique appearance. The pure crystal material used in its construction produces a clear, deep and rich vibration resonance that is perfect for meditation, yoga, and relaxation.

    The sound quality is truly unparalleled and the vibration resonance has a powerful effect on the mind and body. It's perfect for anyone looking to elevate their meditation, yoga or relaxation practice. This bowl is said to resonate at a a frequency that can: 

    • Have a calming and soothing effect on the mind and body
    • Reduce stress and anxiety
    • Improve sleep
    • Increase focus and concentration
    • Boost of the immune system
    • Elevate of meditation, yoga, and relaxation practice

    In conclusion, I highly recommend this quartz crystal singing bowl to anyone looking for a high-quality singing bowl that produces a clear, deep and rich vibration resonance that is perfect for meditation, yoga, and relaxation. It's a perfect gift for yourself or for someone else who is interested in meditation, yoga, or relaxation.

    Rating: 5/5

    5. LXXSH Nepal Tibetan Sing Bowl Himalayan

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    This handmade copper singing bowl is truly remarkable. The craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of this singing bowl, from the traditional and oldest Buddhist sounds it emits to the smooth and polished finish of the copper.

    The sound quality is deep, rich and truly calming, ideal for:

    • deep meditation,
    • sound baths and
    • physical and mental conditioning
    • relieve stress
    • help you tap into your intuition and
    • connect with your creative side.

    This singing bowl creates a lasting sense of peace and change your pattern of thinking into a positive resonance. It can also be placed in the home or office as a household item that brings elegance and tranquility to any space. Overall, I highly recommend this singing bowl for anyone looking for high-quality, traditional and luxurious singing bowl that offers both sound and aesthetic benefits.

    Rating: 4/5

    Final Thoughts

    It was a pleasure to try all of these singing bowls, each one unique in its own way. Even though they were at different price points, they were all wonderful healing tools.

    In conclusion, when selecting a singing bowl, it is important to consider the specific frequencies you are looking for and how you plan to use the bowl. Tibetan singing bowls are a great option, they are hand-made and have a unique, complex sound that is believed to produce healing vibrations and promote a sense of peace and well-being. They can also be used for meditation or healing practices.

    Overall, I would highly recommend any singing bowl as a powerful tool for personal growth and well-being.

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