Have you ever heard about the healing sound of crystal bowls? When a girlfriend of mine mentioned that she attended a sound bath, I didn’t know what to think about it.
I remembered my mom talking about Tibetan singing bowls, which are supposed to have a beneficial effect on our health. They are made of seven metals: a bronze alloy containing copper, tin, zinc, iron, silver, gold, and nickel. I remember them from the time when I was practicing Vajrayana Buddhism.
But my friend talked about crystal bowls. Singing bowls made of crystal? I was intrigued.
Crystal bowls contain the qualities of amplification, storage, transfer, and transformation, and are powerful tools in effecting change in one’s life. They are believed to balance or activate chakras (energetic fields in our body), promote deep relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, aid the immune system, and improve circulation and blood flow.
According to Joyah Castañeda-Stanjic, each crystal bowl has different qualities based on its composition. She uses seven to eight bowls in one session. I attended her private sound bath on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
After a short meditation, I lied down on a mat and Joyah started to play. It was a unique experience: overall relaxing but on a few occasions, the sound was pulling my inner ear. Once I adjusted to the pure, haunting sound of the bowls, I could fully let go and let myself be carried away.
After the session, I felt as if I was in another world, relaxed, and a bit spaced out. I could feel soft vibrations in the palms of my hands and soles of my feet as if something was oscillating there. Maybe the chakras?
For the rest of the day, I was constantly smiling, feeling happy and free. I would recommend the sound bath to anyone who is looking for a way to experience deep relaxation, relieve stress and tension or finds it challenging to meditate. Do you have sleep issues? Try to listen to the healing sound of crystal bowls before you go to bed.