Monday, March 21, 2011
"Crystal Bowl Meditation" Review
The singing bowls are like a musical instrument. They are played by striking or rubbing the bowls with a striker. They are used for meditation, clearing, chakra alignment, feng shui, spiritual workshops, and healing.
The bowls can be made of metal or other materials, but a lot of New Agers really like the crystal bowls because they like the energy of the crystals. I just think the crystal bowl tones sound nicer. ;-)
On soundtracks, the sounds of the bowls are usually accompanied by other instruments to create music, especially with woodwind instruments.
Normally I don't care for most singing bowl CD's, because often the musician feels the need to put in distracting or startling sounds. For me, I'm mostly using this music to relax, so annoying percussion music or other distracting noises only serve to irritate me. But this wasn't the case with this CD. The Crystal Bowl Meditation music was much more enjoyable and relaxing. There were two tracks that I didn't care as much for, because it featured someone blowing into a woodwind instrument without making a tone...it sounded like someone blowing into a bottle as the bottle was being filled with water. I found that irritating. But other than that, the music was really nice.
There was something about the tones that I found really relaxing and yet...somehow...I don't know...interesting? Hard to explain, but I can see how someone would find this music perfect for meditation.
Here are a couple of links: one to a beautiful (and pricey--eek!) set of bowls, and another link for the Crystal Bowl Meditation CD. I'll have to settle for the CD, myself! :-p