The first time I came across a Tibetan singing bowl I was mesmerized. It was the most random afternoon at a beach where I was in the company of a group of friendly strangers. One person played her bowl for a few minutes and the sound carried the rest of us into our own little worlds. Everyone was deeply feeling and enjoying the sound of the tone. The best way I can think of to describe this sound is a calm and extended hum that grows louder and quieter in the smoothest transition possible. Some part of me felt very connected with an intangible beauty. And then I knew. I MUST learn more about this and have one of my own.
It was quite intimidating to look online for a singing bowl because of the wide price range and wide variety available. A good place that provided me with everything I needed was Shanti Bowl. Here you can find clear information and a basic good quality starter bowl. I couldn't be happier with mine. It took me a while to learn how to play it correctly and extend the sound as long as I wanted. But once I did, I play it at least once a day. Particularly when I'm feeling a little stressed out and need a breather. In a busy city such as LA, it definitely helps keep me more calm.
When you stumble across something wonderful, there's an urge to share it with the world. So here I am, sharing it with you my reader, in hopes that it can add a little more joy in your life like it did to mine :)