Includes Mallet- 4"
Singing bowls are used in yoga, music therapy, sound healing, and religious ceremonies. In the Buddhist tradition, they are played to signal the beginning and the end of silent meditation cycles. Like a bell, the tone is produced by striking the side of the bowl with a wooden mallet. By running the mallet around the bowl - only with slight pressure - a pure tone will eventually rise. When this happens, the bowl is said to sing - hence its name.
Om is the cosmic sound of the universe, the sound of all sounds, the origin of being and the end of being, the first and last word of creation. According to Hindu tradition, everything in the manifested universe has it's source in Om, the Primordial Vibration: all material objects, all living beings, all spiritual teachings, scriptures, knowledge and language. Om is God, and God is Om.