|Diane Mandle Singing Tibetan Bowls|
1. Pay attention to the Direction you are singing the bowl in. Clockwise will help either release and ground tension/ energy OR expand & strengthen it depending on the INTENTION you bring to the gesture. Counter–clockwise will help to re-awaken the energy and /or nourish a weak area.
2. Use Rhythm and Pace as you play. Slow and spaced out striking of a bowl will create a calming effect. Faster will energize. You can strike a bowl once and let the sound dissipate or several times in succession to create more energy and an enlivening atmosphere. If you have three bowls play with rhythm &pace to create different textures and see how they affect the environment.
3. Consider how when you add volume to the two practices above; that changes the energetic outcome as well. Start slow and very quiet. Try building slow and low to slow and louder. Then practice slow and low to faster and louder. Using these three methods will give you a whole new range of textures to work with as you explore the world of sound healing. My home study course, Ancient Sounds for a New Age, offers more tips and a structured approach to working with the Sacred Sound Instruments.
Diáne Mandle is founder of the Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School and Sound Energy Healing, providing resources, services, events, and training in the use of the Tibetan Sacred Sound instruments.