432 Hertz (Hz)
Sound and music consist in vibrations. The higher the number of vibrations per second, the higher the tone. The unit for this is the Hertz (Hz). 432 Hz is the natural "tone pitch" of the universe. That tone is intertwined in nature, in mathematics, in planetary orbits, in the entire universe. All classical music by Bach, Brahms and so on, was composed and was originally performed using the 'standard' A (=A4) on 432Hz. Our series of “432 Hz” crystal singing bowls are also tuned in this way. This leads to the following frequencies in the tones we sell*:
C4 = 257 Hz
D4 = 289 Hz
E4 = 324 Hz
F4 = 343 Hz
G4 = 385 Hz
A3 = 216 Hz
B3 = 244 Hz
See also: Frequencies for equal-tempered scale, A4 = 432 Hz
Not only are tones tuned in the 432 Hz scale more pleasant to the ear, it also ensures a harmonious resonance of your entire 'being' with our planet and the universe. This natural resonance leads to a greater wellbeing of both body and mind.
* A deviation of up to 4 Hz more or less, is considered normal.
Crystal singing bowls
These are newly made crystal singing bowls, beautifully crafted, with wonderful, powerful sounds. Our crystal singing bowls are made of pure powdered quartz crystals which are heated to several thousand degrees. The heating integrates the individual particles of the quartz powder and a bowl is formed. They are then individually tuned to a specific musical note. The size of the bowl affects the pitch: a small bowl produces a much higher pitched note than the note produced by a large bowl. In general higher pitches have an uplifting, cleansing effect whilst lower pitches tend to be more relaxing and grounding. We all respond differently to particular sounds, and so the effect on individuals of the same bowl can be quite different. Our advice is to buy different kinds of mallets and learn how it sounds exactly with each of them, like rubber, leather, felt or woollen mallets. (Attention: NEVER use wooden sticks with these vulnerable bowls!) Each mallet will give a different sound with a specific vibration, so trying will say much more than saying. After this test you will know exactly which mallet you need to create a specific vibration of your choice. When you order any note bowl you may receive a flat or a sharp in that note. Very few true notes are ever available. It is a rarity. A particular size of bowl may be available in more than one note or tone. This varies with weight, wall height, and wall thickness. The notes assigned to bowl sizes vary according to the manufacturing process, availability, and precision of tuning. Each 7 bowl set includes the notes: C, D, E, F, G, A’ & B’, reverberant in the seven chakras. The size of the bowl for each note is up to the manufacturer. Bowl sizes do not increase up the scale, but may vary according to the best tuning size for the specific note. When two or more crystal bowls are sounded together, the sound waves emitted weave and mingle with each other to form beautiful flowing harmonics, provided they are harmoniously tuned together. These harmonics surround us and the vibrations will have different effects on different people depending what is happening in their lives. In therapy, the healing tones of the quartz crystal bowls are mainly used to help re-balance and harmonise. It is best for you and anyone in the proximity of the bowl if you don't play it for longer than 15 - 20 minutes at a stretch. A 15 minute break is recommended - this is to ensure that the energy field is not overloaded with energy and everyone has a chance to assimilate the changes. Players often forget that they are also receiving an energy treatment! Always have the highest intention in your mind at the outset of playing as the bowl becomes an extension of you while you are playing it.
You may request a bowl tuned to a particular chakra. The properties, in brief, of each chakra are: First - grounding, second - creativity and sexuality, third - self-esteem and prosperity, fourth - love and health, fifth - communication and creativity, sixth - intuition, psychic development, seventh - connection with one's spiritual self. Smaller crystal bowls have a high tone and octave. Larger ones have a deeper tone and lower octave. There are several proclaims about the chakra tones, but the system of C to A’ is most frequently used. While the sound alone of crystal bowls can have a relaxing and healing effect, you can greatly magnify the results when you sing along with the sounds while playing, and/or combine sounding the bowl with the power of thought. Thoughts have energy and attract to themselves similar energy. I've noticed if I start the day in a happy and positive mood, things keep happening to amplify that mood. The opposite is also true. One of the purposes of all forms of vibration healing is to help us consciously and deliberately shift from negative to positive moods. The interaction of thought energy with crystals changes thoughts to more harmonic energies. This can result in the changing of brainwave frequencies and possible alterations in consciousness. Thus, the power of positive intention or affirmation combined with the music of crystal bowls provides remarkable healing results on all levels.
You will probably get the best results if you take some time to prepare yourself before sounding a crystal bowl. A simple breathing exercise can help. One I like is to breathe in to the count of 4, hold to the count of 4, and breathe out to the count of 8. Do this for a few minutes to help clear your mind and being of any negativity. Then imagine you and your bowl surrounded with light. You may wish to visualize the colour that corresponds to the bowl or surround yourself with pure white light. It can also be helpful to create an affirmation to repeat silently or aloud to yourself. This makes you more able to keep your thoughts in one place. In brief, always make your affirmations in the present tense and state them positively. Don't say, "I want to get rid of this headache" but say, "My head is clear and calm" (or whatever best expresses your intention). As you relax and feel yourself and the area around you filling with light, strike the outside of the bowl gently near the upper rim to begin sounding the bowl. Follow the sound around the bowl, for instance with the wand or mallet with a leather cover, the same way you make a crystal wine-glass. This enhances the duration and loudness of the tone. Some people like to move the wand or mallet clockwise for specific intentions. Others claim it does not matter much and move also in a counter-clockwise motion or a combination of both methods. Tune into your intuition, in order to feel what works best for you. Never place a person's head inside a crystal bowl while playing it. Do not strike or play a crystal bowl too loudly, especially near a person's head. If you have more than one bowl, place them at least 30 cms apart, or the vibration may shatter a bowl. Also people who have metal pins or stainless steel ball joints in their bodies have noticed discomfort or pain if they are standing near a crystal bowl while someone is playing it. Ask before using the bowl.
- Singing bowls
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