Sound is heard not just through our ears...
You can call it vibration, prana, chi, spirit, quantum energy, or something else. But no matter what it’s named, ancient spiritual systems, and modern science both agree that all matter (humans, plants, the planet, etc.) is made from this force.
When crystal singing bowls are activated (played) the sound is heard not just through our ears: it reverberates through every cell in our bodies. This creates a synergy that can influence and impact the body mind. In addition, depending on its frequency, size and other factors, each crystal singing bowl can generate more specific healing results.
Crystal Sound Healing
Crystal singing bowls are so impactful that even traditional Western medical doctors use their healing qualities on patients. For example, research conducted by Dr. Mitchell Gaynor of the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York has shown that the sound vibration of the bowls affects the dysrhythmic motion found in cancer cells, causing a harmonious transformation.
According to Dr. Gaynor,
“One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us. It does this on the emotional and spiritual planes.”
“Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning. Therefore, it plays a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
Also, as a recent article in the magazine Yoga Journal noted, humans are primed to easily receive the sounds that crystal bowls make in our bodies. This is because the body, which is primarily water, has a crystalline structure that creates an entrainment to the sound.
Crystal Sound Calming
In addition to healing specifically, crystal singing bowls have an overall calming and meditative effect on body, mind and spirit. In a study found in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, a singing bowl sound meditation was seen to reduce feelings of tension, anxiety, and depression, and increasing spiritual well being.
That leads to a deeper state of relaxation – one that helps the listener connect with his or her own inner healer. The study concludes that listening to and using a crystal singing bowl can be a catalyst for emotional and psychological healing – especially when used in combination with deep breathing, visualization and a loving kindness meditation.