The pillow is a little slippery.
Silent Mind Antique Design Dual-Surface Mallet will produce peaceful sounds that can accommodate yoga classes and meditation groups but also forward-thinking workplaces. Despite its compact size, the bowl's layered tones can compete with the largest singing bowls.
Metal, Handcrafted unique mantra design
Wooden striker, Singing bowl cushion, Gift box
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The tone is ok but not especially rich.
Ohm Store Handcrafted Meditation Sound Bowl, measuring just 3.5", will be traveling with you, going from the office to different retreats. With its size fitting an average palm, the bowl can create a healing environment and induce deep meditation anywhere.
Handcrafted pure brass
Teakwood striker, Hand-sewn cushion
The bowl has minor imperfections.
Silent Mind Tibetan Singing Bowl is etched, not painted, so unlike cheap artifacts, this bowl goes the distance with you. In addition to the singing bowl and pillow, the set includes three ebooks that will teach you everything you need to know about the bowl.
Metal, Bronze mantra design
Dual-surface striker, Silk cushion, Three PDF ebooks
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The suede wand does not last.
Topfund F Note Crystal Singing Bowl is a brilliant artifact. But what's even more brilliant is the extensive package, enabling safe transportation and easy storage. Using this fragile yet robust musical instrument, you can access and heal the heart chakra.
99.99% pure crushed quartz
Heavy-duty padded bowl case, O-ring, Suede texture bowl bag, Suede texture bag for accessories, Suede striker, Rubber mallet, Instruction paper
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Made from seven auspicious metals, this singing bowl is not quite as delicate as these bowls usually are. The Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags that you can surround the bowl with should enhance its healing properties.
The striker is made from shoddy wood.
Dharma Store Traditional Design Tibetan Singing Bowl Set can relieve stress as well as help with meditation, yoga, and more. Even if you're skeptical about its healing qualities though, few will deny that the bowl looks beautiful.
Seven auspicious metals, Handmade traditional design
Hand-sewn pillow, Wood striker, Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags
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Silent Mind Antique Design Dual Surface Mallet
Layered Tones and Resonant Vibrations
Silent Mind Antique Design Dual-Surface Mallet Singing Bowl Set produces the most mesmerizing sound, handmade by artisans and devoted practitioners. What tips the scales here is that the bowl's etched and not painted. With its dual-surface construction, adopting authentic Himalayan wood and suede, the mallet offers gives you pure, peaceful sounds, the sounds that will accommodate yoga classes, different meditation groups, and even forward-thinking offices alike. Aside from these sounds, the bowl will generate resonant vibrations, embracing you and the people surrounding you with deepening clarity and almost addictive serenity.
The set's great, including the cushion that prevents this vessel from chipping off due to the aforementioned vibrations. To add more, the cushion can showcase the bowl, all while stabilizing its vital tones. The one problem here is that this pillow is a bit slippery, so we would recommend supporting the bowl with one hand anyway.
Ohm Store Handcrafted
A Bowl that Travels With You
Ohm Store Handcrafted Meditation Sound Bowl is beautiful, despite its tiny size (3.5 inches) that does not necessarily facilitate prominent aesthetics. The size facilitates easy relocation though, so you can bring the bowl with you to the yoga class without even noticing its presence. Fitting most people's palms, this bowl can travel with you between the office and different retreats. Because this mallet is so small, its tone is quite alright, but not as rich as the biggest singing bowls'.
Construction-wise, the pure brass that this musical vessel is made from will not start showing corrosion signs or forming rust patches with time, though we would still recommend avoiding especially humid places.
The dents/cutouts on the bowl will create resonant vibrations, while the hand-sewn cushion will stabilize this brass vessel without dampening its tone. Though the cushion does not quite look as luxurious as the bowl, it does its job and that's all that matters here.
All things considered, Ohm Store Handcrafted Meditation Sound Bowl is the best option on this list for people who are always occupied but understand that even the most hectic lifestyle should entail an occasional pause to reduce stress and promote physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.
Silent Mind Bronze Mantra Design
A Beautiful Vessel
Silent Mind Bronze Mantra Design Tibetan Singing Bowl Set follows the company's playbook to a tee. As you can imagine, the differences between this bowl and the one that we have reviewed above are minimal. This stunning vessel is also etched, while its cheap counterparts are usually painted. Using the dual-surface mallet, you'll be able to generate diverse but always layered tones, with its pencil-grip profile absorbing pressure and dispersing the compression force so that the hand striking the bowl is not feeling powerful vibrations coursing through it. Also, the set includes three PDF ebooks that contain ample useful information regarding the bowl and how one can and should use it.
The bowl features minute imperfections here and there, and while some are 100% intentional, others are not necessarily so. Still, criticizing them is not something that makes the most sense. What does make sense is outlining the silk cushion that comes with the bowl, keeping this elegant vessel steady and showcasing its beauty.
In other words, Silent Mind Bronze Mantra Design Tibetan Singing Bowl Set will make sure you're present, away from work and everyday commitments but focused on achieving harmony, mindfulness, and deep relaxation.
TOPFUND F Note
Crystal Singing Bowl
Unlike most singing bowls, this one from Topfund ditches the standard antique appearance and the metal construction that most sound bowls are adopting. Instead, this bowl's made from 99.99% pure crushed quartz, so the tuned F note that this vessel produces is quite different from its competition.
Aside from producing notes from deeper octaves, what separates this product is the huge package that includes a heavy-duty padded bowl case, an O-ring, a suede texture bowl bag and an accessory suede texture bag, a suede striker, a rubber mallet, and instructions. Needless to say, the case makes this package a brilliant gift, while the suede texture bags protect the bowl and the accessories that come with it from scratches and the elements. Despite the extensive package though, the suede wand, unlike the rubber mallet, might not last, with suede not necessarily being the most durable fabric. What is durable though is the O-ring that stabilizes the bowl and protects the quarts construction from its own vibrations.
Long story short, what we have here is the most extensive package that enables safe storage and simplifies transportation. Even without the package though, the semi-translucent white bowl looks gorgeous and sounds equally gorgeous.
Dharma Store Traditional Design
Dharma Store Traditional Design Tibetan Singing Bowl Set celebrates tradition without rejecting the current. First and foremost, made with seven auspicious metals, this delightful vessel is not as fragile as singing bowls usually are, so you don't have to err on the side of caution with the mallet.
The mallet, on the other hand, is not quite as high-quality as the bowl. Made from cheap-looking wood, the supplied striker might not last. The hand-sewn pillow should last though, stabilizing the bowl and preventing the auspicious metals from shattering.
The turquoise paintwork looks great or, at the very least, pleasantly different from the standard bronze-looking bowls. But what defines this set is not the paintwork and, to some extent, not even the bowl. No, what defines this package is the Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags, adding beautiful religious and decorative accents as well as boosting the bowl's anti-stress effects. Finally, with the sound vessel measuring just 4 inches in diameter, you will not have to sacrifice ample space for it.
In closing, relieving stress and curing depression is not something that cheap trinkets can usually help with but, at the very least, Dharma Store Traditional Design Tibetan Singing Bowl Set will not hurt.
What Is a Singing Bowl?
The people that make and practice with singing bowls claim that they are virtually limitless and can heal every injury and relieve all pains. We're not so sure about that. What we're sure about though is that these are the most unique musical instruments that sound fantastic and, more often than not, look equally impressive. You can argue about the healing properties that these bowls supposedly possess, a noble pursuit, we'll give you that much. That said, we would recommend trying them instead.
You can argue until the cows come home but even the biggest skeptics will admit that there's something about these bowls, something relaxing, something soothing, something that's difficult to put into words. The mesmerizing sound that they produce and the resonant vibrations are nothing like what most musical instruments are generating. No, these elements are much more primal, much more serene, much more calming.
Plus, truth be told, there's something fun about striking a metal bowl with a mallet, as silly as that may sound. It is not as fun as beating even electric drums with the right drum sticks but the experience is up there.