Singing bowls are gaining worldwide popularity due to its exceptional benefits and holistic healing properties. However, it can be quite intimidating for a beginner to find and select singing bowls as there are so many types available in the market.
According to singing bowl expert Sudeep Neupane, it is best not to splurge on an expensive bowl right away if you’re only beginning. You do not need a bowl with complete and proper finishing when you’re beginning. Rather you can find an affordable and good priced machine-made bowl on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and so on. You can look for one with an offer or one that is up for sale. He recommends picking a small approximately 4inches bowl that fits perfectly in one’s palm. He says, “it is difficult to play with a leather striker so starting with the wooden end will help you begin with ease at first so you can gradually adjust to the movement and slowly transition into the other side. However, if you feel confident about it you can always start by practicing from the leather end itself.” To play, simply rotate the striker/mallet around the rim of the sound bowl.
When you’ve practiced well and have an idea of how pressure, movements and the sound work you can look for another high-quality singing bowl. After you are able to play well, Mr. Neupane recommends investing in a 7-metal handmade bowl if you plan on pursuing quite seriously. You can choose, healing bowls, moon bowls, chakra correcting bowls, Jambati, Thadobati and so on. These bowls are generally not available on sites such as Amazon and is best purchased from direct sources. You can place an order of singing bowls in USA, UK, Canada, Germany, and various other countries. It can be quite cost efficient in terms of shipping cost to buy from here. However, Nepal is home to these kinds of high-quality handmade singing bowls if you find a reliable source, that sells authentic singing bowls from Nepal then there’s’ a high chance of finding a better- and high-quality bowl, with options to customize it as per your requirement too.
Most importantly do not drop the bowl as it can get damaged and have alterations in its sound. Please be careful and handle your bowls with care. Also, it is neither difficult nor complex to master a singing bowl, feel free to experiment and find what works best for you.
Good luck on your sound healing journey!