The Tibetans were the first ones to be using singing bowls dating back to more or less a thousand years ago. Some people compare how Tibetan singing bowls look like and they assume that they are the same with the bowls that date back 3,000 years ago in India and Asia. Tibetan shamans were the ones who have been discovered to be making use of these singing bowls when they would want to be doing some rituals on their own people.
For the past thousands of years, various kinds of metals were combined to make these singing bowls; some could go as low as five metals while some could go as high as using nine different metals. The most commonly used metals for singing bowls include gold, silver, mercury, copper, tin, and iron. Even so, it was determined in the past that the most common singing bowls included having some meteorites in them.
The Tibetans used certain kinds of metals for their singing bowls that until this time, the modern metal singing bowls also made sure to be using. But, what is just different with the new singing bowls today is the fact that casts have been used in order for them to sound and look the same even making them very easy to manipulate that there is no need for you to be able to know how to play each one of them. It is up to you if you really want the old singing bowls by the Tibetans, and if you do decide to get them, there is a need that you be able to look for them right and have to splurge.
In addition to metal singing bowls, singing bowls can also be made of hand carved crystal materials that are unique on their own way and can be made into the kind of size that you want them to. Furthermore, you may want to have the crystal singing bowls that come in composite crystal materials if you are looking for the singing bowls with the same sound, but the purpose for this will just be defeated.
There are several uses of singing bowls; the most common will be suing them for meditating as they are capable of letting you achieve a higher state of meditation. Metal singing bowls can make a high pitch sound that will serve great for people who would want to achieve some sort of meditation into their lives.
Singing bowls are not that hard to use; they come with straight edges that can be used for your meditation with the help of a singing stick that you will be using at the edge of your bowl while you are rotating it at speeds that are just slow. If you do some yoga, you can also greatly benefit from singing bowls made of crystal that will allow you to properly meditate.