A while ago I posted a facebook update about attending Singing Bowls Meditation to balance chakras:
I got many questions with regards to it so I thought I’ll write a blog post to explain how it all went.
The meditation took place in the evening in a big hall. When I came the teacher was just setting things up.
On a small stage there were many singing bowls arranged in an oval fashion. The candles were placed everywhere and I smelled natural incense. This made the atmosphere cozy and relaxing.
There were Tibetan singing bowls made of metals, such as copper and brass, as well as Alchemy singing bowls that were made of semi-precious and precious stones such as ruby.
The teacher took her seat in the middle of the singing bowls. More and more people turned up. Right at the beginning of the singing bowls meditation there were so many people that the teacher ran out of the mats for them to sit on or lie down.
We were told to sit or lie down during the session – anyhow we felt comfortable. Most people chose to lie down.
The teacher introduced herself – she told that she was from Canada and that she did energy work for ten years, including using singing bowls to balance chakras as well as reiki.
She explained that the singing bowls meditation will clear up and balance our chakras, and that she would play them however they felt needed to be played – she had no plan whatsoever.
She started suggesting how our bodies were relaxed, focusing on each body part until there was no movement or sound in the singing bowls meditation class.
Her voice was quiet and soft, and it helped for people to feel safe and relaxed.
She started playing different singing bowls for different lengths of time. Some sounds resonated with me completely and towards others I felt guarded. However the teacher told to let all the sounds in and try to melt the barriers inside, so I accepted all the sounds and felt the barriers melting.
The teacher explained that if you didn’t resonate with some of the singing bowls’ sounds it meant that some organ in you was out of tune. By opening up to the sound and removing the resistance you let the organ be healed.
The more singing bowls she played, the more energies I felt within me activated. Soon enough I only felt the energies responding to the sounds rather than being aware of my body.
The teacher told to focus on the heart chakra and notice what colors it had and what flower it represented. She told to take notice if the flower was closed, slightly opened or widely opened. I saw in the light green background a white opened lotus flower which was very delicate.
The meditation took one hour, but it really felt like 20 minutes. When it was over, the teacher asked to share what people experienced during the singing bowls meditation.
One middle-aged man couldn’t contain how much happiness he felt during the meditation. However he told that he saw a closed flower in his heart chakra. He tried to open it and after some time he succeeded. When this happened he felt energy coursing through him – the chakra block got destroyed.
The day after the singing bowls meditation
I went home that evening happy and got a restful sleep. However the next day I was a mess – it seemed that the things that didn’t annoy me before started irritating me.
I felt nervous and extremely emotional. That day I felt extremely happy on several occasions and cried several times because of the small things that annoyed me.
What’s worse, my root chakra got strongly activated and I felt heat and tingling that day and the next. I tried to lift the energy up to the hither chakras but it seemed that my attempts were fruitless.
Funnily (or however you want to see it:)) I also attracted the attention of men I’d rather avoid. I guess those who have their lower energy centers active naturally get attracted to people with the same active centers.
That morning I went to the yoga session and the yoga teacher was more intuitive than I expected. I even wrote a facebook update about this teacher when I came back from the session:
In addition to answering the questions I had in my mind he picked up on my low chakra energies and advised me what to do to get them higher. I did Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) with him focusing on lifting the energies up.
After two days of this practice I no longer felt the energies of my lower chakras but only of the higher ones. It worked!
That’s what happens when you do spiritual cleansing of any kind. First you feel very bad, but later you feel better and better. The external help comes if it’s required – as with my yoga teacher.
That happened to me during the chakra balancing process with the earth’s magnetic field also. First I felt very bad and the headache was extremely intense. However when I continued with the process, I felt increasingly better.
It’s a normal thing, but an unpleasant one of course. Even ayurvedic treatments first make the illness worse before the healing starts taking place.
Final thoughts on Singing Bowls Meditation
The singing bowls meditation session was an extremely pleasant one and it activated many energies within me and melted the energy blocks of the chakras. The next day, however, I felt extremely emotional and irritated at the slightest unpleasant situation.
It’s natural to feel worse after any energy work – you start feeling better as the days pass. That’s what happened to me also – after two days I felt my usual self.
I recommend balancing your chakras with singing bowls – it’s an easy (you don’t have to do anything, just sit in a meditation posture or lie down!) and pleasant process. Of course you may feel too emotional, irritated or sick the next day but that’s part of the healing and should not be resisted.
It’s been recorded in Nepal last year, in a magical place called Bhaktapur.
In the recording you will hear singing bowls, ancient temple bells, wind chimes and tingshaws (another Tibetan meditation instrument). These sacred sounds will help you to balance your chakras and raise your vibration. You can get the Sound Therapy Audio here.