We recommend to order, together with this set, our special transport bags for crystal singing bowls.
This way you are sure of a safe transport of your delicate bowls!
There are seven musical notes that correspond to the seven colours of the rainbow, and these are related to the seven main Chakras, energy centers along the vertebrae. The Chakras all possess a different resonant frequency. The pure tones of crystal bowls produce a vibrational sound field which resonates the body's energy centers (Chakras) and corresponding physical areas. The Crystal Bowls act directly on our chakras and facilitate balance and higher consciousness and healing in the Chakras.
Sound has been utilized throughout history to awaken, enhance and attune each Chakra, in many cultures. Because each chakra is vibrational in nature, and resonates at different frequencies, there are specific 'seed sounds', chants, and pitches utilized for these purposes. One of the most popular systems of sound healing therapies is the use of specific pitches to awaken or attune, each Chakra. The modern Western system of music is actually based upon ancient derivatives of sound and pitch in alignment with what the ancients called the 'Universal Harmonies.' It was common understanding that differing frequencies, pitches, and harmonies, can provide different qualities of healing, as well as the opposite! These levels of understanding can take decades to truly comprehend and integrate into our own 'knowing. So, we will not go too deeply into it here.
The standard western music scale is comprised of 12 pitches, with a thirteenth note often included. This 13th note is the "higher octave" of the first note. So, we will speak about 13 musical notes in our description of the scale. Each note is a particular frequency. Based on the International Standard of tuning, middle A, in the main clef of our musical scale, above middle C, resonates at 440 Hertz, or cycles per second. This is its frequency, or pitch. Our primary scale, based on A440, which is the International Standard of pitch, begins at middle C. Middle C resonates at 256 Hertz, and continues to the octave above that, high C, resonating at 512 Hertz. This makes high C twice as high, or resonating at twice the frequency, of middle C. This is true for each 'octave' note. We then break down the steps of this basic octave of notes, from middle C to high C, into half steps, or increments. These half steps are C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb, B, C. On a scale, they look like this: image of scale. The '#/b' symbols, represent a sharp or flat, which is halfway between each note. Notice there are no #'s or b's between E and F, and B, and C. This, simply, is how the increments of the notes originate, and are defined, in our system of music. A C# and Db are the same note, halfway between C and D. We list them as #/b, because you may see these listed either way in various descriptions of the scale, or individual notes. There have been uneducated people in the Crystal Bowl industry, actually describing these as two different notes. They are not. They are the same note. So, you have 12 possibilities in pitch, though we include the 13th "high C" to complete a full octave of notes. In reality, your bowl may be in a higher or lower octave, even though labeled C, A, or any other note, depending on its size.
These Crystal Singing Bowls are made of almost 100 percent pure quartz crystal, a naturally occurring element. The crystal is heated to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,200 degrees Celsius) and cast in a mold. Because our bodies are also composed of a crystalline structure, using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls for healing and meditation allows us to respond more quickly and favorably to the sound as therapy. This is why crystals are a key element in many different holistic medicine healing practices.