Himalayan Singing Bowls

The purpose of utilizing Himalayan bowls as a therapy is to combine both rhythmic sounds as well as vibration through the body, to achieve deep states of relaxation. We understand though medical science that when our bodies are at rest, our abilities to use our central nervous systems for healing are greatly increased.

During times of stress in our lives we experience heightened levels of cortisol hormone release. This is a natural physiological response that serves us in the short term, otherwise known as our fight or flight responses. Over time, if we don’t address our ability to reset our fight or flight responses and return to a more balfacanced state, an increase of inflammation begins to develop throughout our systems that produce various stress related diseases, such as body aches, headaches and elevated blood pressure as examples.

As a natural therapy, sounds can have a serious effect on our brain state and behavior. Our moods are uplifted with energizing music, and we become relaxed and sleepy with a more slow and rhythmic sound. Science has determined that 4.5 beats per second corresponds to the lower end of the theta brain state associated with mediation/prayer and light sleep. Noted oncologist and stress relief expert Michael Gaynor observes, “If we accept that sound is vibration, and we know vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but every cell in our bodies.”

During a Himalayan Singing Bowl session, my objective is to activate brain wave entrainment, which is the practice of synchronizing brainwave frequencies with repetitive stimulus. This will in turn, rhythmically stimulate the activity of the brainwave state we are trying to achieve.

Gamma State

Associated with waking consciousness

Beta State

Associated with insight awareness

Alpha State

Associated with deep relaxation

Theta State

Associated with light sleep

Delta State

Associated with deep dreamless sleep & meditation