A program designed to gradually relax you to the meditative dream state,consisting of:. Conscious Breathing to bring awareness to the body, Vocal Toning to let go of negative thoughts and recognize our true nature, Qigong to feel the flow of life force though our bodies, Sound Journey with the Tibetan Bowls, Flute, Didgeridoo and Gong to guide you into the meditative dream state.
This program gently transitions you from the stressful world to your personal connection allowing you to relax and be here in the now. Your thoughts slow down and you entrain with the relaxing music and sounds of the Tibetan Bowls. The Tibetan Bowls create frequencies that invite our brain wave activity to slow down and rest.
Album; Portals to Inner Space
Artist; Patti Pellerito & Bradford Smith
Video by Bradford Smith,
History of Tibetan Singing Bowls
Since the time of the Buddha, the Himalayan or Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for healing. The complex sonic characteristics of the bowls stimulate healing and a meditative states. Receiving a healing treatment is as relaxing as a massage or a Reiki treatment.
Placed in alignment with the body’s chakras, or directly on the body, the overtone frequencies of the bowls radiate into the body, supporting a meditative and healing state. The evolving harmonics of the bowls stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and induce Alpha and Theta brain wave activity. Awareness of time disappears and relaxation encourages the body’s natural balance of health to strengthen.
Clans that perfected the manufacturing process 2500 years ago still make the bowls today. While hand hammering the bowls “Om Mane Padme Hom” is chanted to infuse them with healing consciousness. The bowls are forged from an alloy of 7 metals that align with the 7 creative Planets and with the 7 chakras of our bodies.
Combining the intent of the Healer, Client, and Tibetan bowls; healing, relaxation, and aliveness can be achieved through the vibrations of the bowls.
Brainwave Entrainment with Tibetan Singing bowls
The Tibetan bowls are an ancient technology, 2500 years old, for stimulating our brainwaves. Just like the new technologies of Brainwave Entrainment, Binaural Beats & Isochronic Tones, Tibetan Bowls create a pulsation of sound to entrain our brain.
When you strike or sing a Tibetan bowl you hear a pulsation, which sounds like a wow-wow-wow, that feels good and helps you to relax.
If you think of the bowls as a polyphony of many separate instruments, which play their own specific pitch, that interact with each other to create volume variations. Imagine these instruments are designed to play louder or softer because other instruments or pitches stimulate them. As one instrument becomes excited and vibrates, it encourages other instruments to vibrate. While these are vibrating, other instruments are influenced to play either softer or louder. A cause and effect cycle is created from pitches interacting and fluctuating in volume, creating rhythms that stimulate and entrain the lower frequency brain waves.
The benefit of this entrainment is that our brain waves become stronger. A balance of high frequency and low frequency brainwaves are encouraged, we relax, we gain greater awareness of the present, a state also found in meditation.
Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing Sessions
with Bradford Smith.
I have been exploring sound healing with the Tibetan Singing Bowls, also know as Hand-hammered Himalayan chakra bowls. These bowls create entraining sound wave interference beats that slows your brain down to a conscious dream state. I was introduced to the bowls through a weekend workshop with at Pathways Book Store in St. Louis Missouri. There I worked with Tibetan sound healer Suren Shrestha who teaches sound healing techniques he learned from Tibetan monks and the yogi Tahalkishor Maharaj. I later became certified through Suren’s sound healing program and am now offering sound healing sessions with the Tibetan Chakra bowls.
Sessions are ½ hour or 1 hour long, Fully clothed lying on a mat on the floor. Bowls are placed around and on the body to work with the Chakras. Every session includes aspects of ancient Tibetan sound healing practice. Bowls are played in patterns that support the chakras and the healing session. Intuitively I ask the body what it needs, this includes various bowl patterns and placing the bowls on the body. I will also bring other instruments into the sessions, Native American Flute, Didgeridoo, Drums, shakers, and voice. Every session is different, a personalized journey of consciousness, grounded by the power of the Tibetan Chakra Singing Bowls.