Having been used for centuries across many cultures, sound-healing therapy like Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation have been shown to increase the feelings of relaxation and decrease the feelings of stress according to a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine. The study showed a decrease in depression, anxiety, pain, and tension immediately following meditation for its participants. Even further, those included in the study experienced positive effects involving a greater feeling of spiritual well-being and faith.
How It Works
Without learning a meditation practice, singing bowl meditation allows you to reap the benefits of meditation without a disciplined learning curve. You can just lie down on a flat surface using optional props like a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow—and you can even fall asleep.
The Science Behind the Sound
Sound-healing therapies use instruments like singing bowls, gongs, tingshas, dorges, and didgeridoos to create the vibrations. Vibrational medicine is based on the belief that all objects vibrate, and therefore have a sound. The frequency at which something vibrates is called its resonance and each body part has its own natural resonance. Disease happens when a body part’s resonance gets out of tune. Sound-healing therapy works to rebalance your body’s vibrations.