A bell like object with the shape of half a coconut and when played by striking or rotating a mallet around the rim has the ability to produce sound is what is referred to as a singing bowl. Religious functions, meditations, social ceremonies are some of the places where singing bowls were used in the traditional society. An alloy of different metal elements especially copper and tin is the material used in making singing bowls which is then molded into bowls of different sizes using hands. Synthetic crystals such as silica sand which is crashed and molded into a bowl with a rubber base is the process used to manufacture a modern singing bowl. To increase the attractiveness of a singing bowl, the manufacture needs to add decorative art such as stars, rings or a short message on the bowl.
It is possible to maintain one singing bowl in good working conditions for life as it is very durable. Use of a singing bowl in the music industry, psychological therapy, social ceremonies and classrooms is considered to very beneficial. The type of sound tone produced by one singing bowl depends on the choice that player chooses depending on the mood. Singing bowl players tend to develop emotional attachment towards this instrument which grows even more stronger as they continue to play. An individual can also get several singing bowls due to their attractiveness of their sound for different tones and experience. A multipurpose mallet exists which is an alternative to purchasing different mallets for the different sizes of singing bowls. The tone of the sound clip produced varies depending on the intended purpose of the sound. Soft tapping inside the bowl with a mallet produces cool soft sound which results to consciousness and regaining focus which is effective in soothing a baby, meditation and sound therapy. Other techniques involved when playing a singing bowl include striking the rim all round to create smooth and uniform forces that produce sound and vibrations harmoniously. Singing bowls are believed to have a general relaxation effect in the body and acts as a stress reliever. It is therapeutic to use a singing bowl for conditions such as emotional pain, depression, anger, anxiety and blood pressure.
Gymnasiums have come to appreciate the art of playing singing bowl especially in yoga where the sound tone acts as a guide and motivates the participants as well. A singing bowl is important to every individual and playing it occasionally especially after long working hours is very helpful. A singing bow is a unique and long lasting gift to present to a loving one. Most individuals can be in a position to purchase a string bowl making a good business opportunity for an entrepreneur to satisfy the demand of the customers.