The Tibetan singing bowl is a mystical instrument used for many purposes, from aligning and balancing chakras to promote mental and physical healing. It is also a stress management instrument, a meditation tool, and it has many other functions depending on who’s using it. It is not a new instrument as it has existed for centuries, and it is considered a medicinal object as much as it is a spiritual tool.
The smaller ones are most popular with people who practice traditional meditation or Zen meditation.
New Age practitioners, mystics, energy healers, alternative medicine practitioners, and people who engage in personal spiritual practices can use the larger ones.
To produce sound, a short and thick mallet is included and used to strike and slide across the lip and side of the Tibetan singing bowl to produce various types of deep and resonant sounds.