The trail that led me to this bowl started a pair years in the past, once I realized that I ought to most likely take into account remedy. I didn’t search for any kind of particularly, and my objectives had been Hulk-like: “Really feel unhealthy. Need assistance. Discuss to somebody.”
By way of pure flukery, I wound up at Chicago Conscious Psychotherapy, the place, along with seeing a therapist, I additionally do mindfulness meditation by way of a free meditation class. I particularly dig sound meditation, by which you get your John Cage on, merely listening to each sound, huge and small, stunning and ugly, for a set time period. If different ideas pop in — which they may — you don’t beat your self up about them. You simply discover them, observe them, and get again to listening.
Generally there’s a visitor meditation chief I name Bowl Man (to not his face). He has dozens of Tibetan singing bowls, which he hits whereas we do a listening meditation. If sound meditation is my favourite kind of meditation, I suppose you can say the bowls are my favourite track. (You may learn extra in regards to the historical past of the singing bowl, generally known as a standing bell, right here, as a place to begin.)
Bowl Man teaches the best way of the bowl, which isn’t nearly listening, however therapeutic. For extra leisure, you possibly can put the vibrating bowl on varied elements of your physique. It’s *actually* good vibrations.
Additionally, the bowl is enjoyable. (Some folks use it for music as effectively.) You may make a quiet boonngg or loud BOOOOOONNNNGGGGG or a REALLY loud BOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGG. In case you ever wished to get so centered and meditative that you simply wake all of the neighbors, that is your path to obnoxious enlightenment.