Singing bowls come in different sizes and colors. Choosing a singing bowl may not be as easy as it sounds. Some might look very appealing from the outside. But what your are looking for is the “inside” of the bowl. The inside of the singing bowl is the sound and the vibration that it produces. The sound and the accompanying vibration of the singing bowl and its compatibility to you is the most important criteria for choosing the right singing bowl for you.
The type of singing bowl to choose also depends on the purpose of the singing bowl. If it is for healing, high frequency are the best. High frequency deep sounding singing bowls are known to produce a healing effect.
You can also match the sound of the singing bowl with your own voice. This technique can also be used to assess bowl compatibility. The way to do this would be to play the singing bowl and chat “Ohm” in your most natural tone. If there is a good alignment and if you find it soothing, this might be the singing bowl for you.
Many people find some connection between a singing bowl and their third eye chakra. If you can feel that connection, pick up the bowl and play it. Listen to your body. As you play the bowl, the vibration of the bowl should resonate with the vibration of your body.
If you feel the alignment between your body vibration and the vibration produced by the bowl, you might have found the right singing bowl for you.
When you are choosing a singing bowl, try not to buy a singing bowl when you are in an agitated or excited state. The bowl that you like in this state of being may not be the bowl whose sound has a soothing and healing effect on your being.
One effective way to assess bowl compatibility could be to close your eyes and have someone else play the singing bowl. If you can concentrate on the sound and the vibration it produces you should feel a deep sense of peace and calmness. If you feel distracted and have a wondering mind, this may not be the right bowl for you.
As I understand, the sound and the vibration of a singing bowl is a like a tuner for your body. The body functions in some rhythmic pattern. Stress from life can distort that rhythm. When this happens the body may not function smoothly. Such is the time when you can listen to your singing bowl and recapture the natural body rhythm.