“Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder… the overtones the quartz crystal bowls produce have resonant and healing properties unlike anything we have encountered.”
— Oncologist Mitchell Gaynor, MD as seen on Dr. Oz, author of “The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice, and Music”
Many cultures recognize the importance of music and sound as a healing power. In the ancient civilizations of India, the Orient, Africa, Europe and among the Aboriginals and American lndians, the practice of using sound to heal and achieve balance from within has existed for thousands of years. The Tibetans still use bells, chimes, bowls, and chanting as the foundation of their spiritual practice.
In Bali, Indonesia, the echoing gamelang, gong, and drum are used in ceremonies to uplift and send messages. The Australian Aboriginals and Native American shamans use vocal toning and repetitive sound vibration with instruments in sacred ceremony to adjust any imbalance of the spirit, emotions or physical being. The Priests of ancient Egypt knew how to use vowel sounds to resonate their energy centers or chakras. There is a direct link between different parts of the body and specific sounds.
Benefits and Uses of Crystal Bowl Music and Vibrational Medicine
Vibrational medicine is based on the idea that all illness or disease is characterized by blockage in the channels on some level, either in nadis, arteries, veins or nerves. When there is a blockage, the organ in question stops vibrating at a healthy frequency and thus it results in some kind of illness.
Through sound and light one can break up, dissolve and release these blockages that initiate in our etheric body. Ultra-sound has been used medically for almost two decades as a diagnostic tool, and more recently ultrasound is used to cleanse clogged arteries. Ultrasound works on the same principle of light equals sound and tone equals radiance manifesting in form.
Crystal bowl music is a form of vibrational medicine which validates that everything in the universe is in a state of vibration and the frequency at which an object or person most naturally vibrates is called resonance. The chakras, bones, and organs in the body all possess a different resonant frequency. When an organ or part of the body is vibrating out of tune or non-harmoniously, it is called “dis-ease”. A body is in a healthy state of being when each cell, each organ creates a resonance that is in harmony with the whole being.
The quartz crystals in every bowl are able to amplify, store, focus, transfer, and most importantly transmute energy. Crystal is the ultimate vehicle of communication thus it is used in all sorts of communication devices such computers, radios, and microphones to name a few. Since our bodies are also crystalline in structure, when you work with crystals, there may be profound effects on your organs, tissues, all the way down to your cells before you ever play a single note.
Quartz is composed of silicon dioxide, a compound that is also strongly present in human chemical structure. Thus, the vibrations of crystal bowls help to “re-tune” us to our own natural and healing vibrations. Like other forms of vibrational healing, such as crystals, flower essences, and Reiki, the tones of these bowls help to dissolve energetic blockages, allowing us to return to balance.
Crystal bowls are also excellent at cleansing the energies of a room as one would use sage. In 2010, John Hutchinson, an electromagnetic energy expert from Canada, helped purify poisoned water off the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill using ancient sacred Solfeggio frequencies. According to Dr. Leonard Horowitz, 528 Hertz, the Love vibration, is a frequency that is central to the “musical mathematical matrix of creation.” More than any sound previously discovered, the “Love frequency” resonates at the heart of everything. It connects your heart, your spiritual essence, to the spiraling reality of heaven and earth.
The initial effect of playing crystal bowls is to relax the body and mind. Once calmness is restored, the sound frequencies stimulate the chakras, brain, endocrine glands, and nervous system. When we combine the playing of the bowls with focused, positive thought, the results are even more powerful.
They are excellent tools for creating natural binaural beat tones. Scientific studies and a multitude of experiences by practitioners suggest that the use of binaural beats is an effective way to treat anxiety and similar disorders, and to achieve a meditative mental state. The Crystal Singing Bowls offer a unique advantage over beats created by synthesized tones because the sounds are created acoustically. The sound is natural, more complex, and more pleasant to listen to. Importantly: when two bowls are used, the process of entrainment occurs naturally between the two as they feedback between each other and cause each other to resonate towards a state of equilibrium.
Quartz crystal music holds the vibration of white light which ultimately refracts into the rainbow and acts directly on our chakra’s when played. It has the power to bring about a positive shift in our consciousness and as our awareness expands, we grow close to our original selves and start to reflect the highest radiance in our physical form.
The Singing Bowls generate not one single note, but several. The harmonics generally follow musical intervals, so playing a single bowl has similarities to playing a chord on a piano. What the ‘chord’ might be depends on the construction of each individual bowl. In some cases the harmonics are close enough to each other in pitch that they add a natural vibrato to the sound, following the same principle of interference beating that makes binaural beats possible. Think of a Tibetan monk over-toning to create multiple tones with their voices.
The addition of metals or gemstones like gold, platinum, ruby, amethyst and diamond to the Alchemy Crystal Bowls adds a whole other dimension to the sound waves. The resonant characteristics of these materials, added to the quartz crystal, create unique new dimensions to the sound vibrations. Each of these elements on their own has beneficial effects to human psychology.
The Crystal Singing Bowls take all these different elements, each with unique and positive effects, and integrate them into a single, holistic system that is rooted in ancient tradition. Quartz crystal singing bowls are one of the most powerful methods for healing on spiritual, emotional, and physical levels. The use of crystal bowls take the principle of vibrational healing through sound to a new level.
The bowls play a major role in my healing and meditation practice. They have facilitated nearly instantaneous relief of headaches, digestive and other physical discomforts. They help my clients release deeply held emotional issues quickly and engender deep states of relaxation, meditation and higher awareness, and often bliss, even with beginners. They are perhaps the fastest and most fun way to raise your vibration, which is the foundation for achieving all healing and higher consciousness states.
–Adapted from crystalinks.com and CrystalTones.com