The word chakra (or as it is spelled in
Sanskrit - çakra - with the c pronounced as ch) means wheel,
and originally referred to a chariot wheel. Later it became
associated with the term "wheel of light" which is the modern
usage of the word. The seven chakras were first described
nearly 2600 years ago, in the ancient sacred texts known as
the Upanishads. Most of the current Western knowledge of the
chakras comes from an English translation of Sanskrit texts
from the 10th and 16th centuries. It is interesting
to note that the seven energy centers described so long ago
actually have a basis in anatomy, they correspond to five
main nerve ganglia of the spinal column and two areas of the
brain (upper and lower). So in effect, they truly are "energy
Move your cursor over the Chakra to learn more about it.
Click on the energy center to download the MP3 tone of the
crystal singing bowl. (Please note, clicking will open a
new window. Close the window to return to this page.)
Please be aware that it is very difficult to capture the radiant
sound of the bowls, and almost impossible to
reproduce the vibratory resonant effect that they
have on the body with a simple recording. The bowls simply
must be heard live to truly experience them! We will be
happy to play them over the phone for you!
Since chakras are indeed at the "center"
of our physical bodies and involved with all of it's physical,
mental, and emotional processes, it is easy to see why they
are so important to our well-being.
If we have one or more chakras which are out of balance or
"tune", then this can over time lead to physical, emotional
or mental dis-ease. Keeping our chakras aligned and "singing"
with the harmony that they are meant to have can lead to a
sense of health and balance which can improve our lives on
many different levels. For instance, if our heart chakra is
unbalanced, then we may have difficulty forming good relationships
with our loved ones, or it may leave us feeling little empathy
for our fellow humans. Or on the other hand, we may be *too*
emotional, and take things too much to "heart" which can lead
to unnecessary suffering and worry. There is also some medical
evidence that people who live happy lives have a decreased
incidence of coronary heart disease, thus showing that a happy
heart is a healthier heart! Understanding the relationships
between our subtle bodies and our physical bodies can help
us to lead happier and healthier lives.
Crystal Singing Bowls are a new twist
on a very old idea. The original metal singing bowls first
originated in Asia, and some scholars believe that they are
a derivation of the ancient Buddhist begging or alms bowl
from over 2500 years ago. In the Tibetan oral tradition, they
are described as instruments of meditation. The haunting sound
of a Tibetan metal bowl can be very peaceful and healing indeed.
Our modern Crystal Singing Bowls are made with
a special patented process which makes them strong and incredibly
resonant. They are made of the purest quartz available. (99.992%
Crystal Singing Bowls are tuned to the
notes of the seven chakras, and we have found that by playing
the bowls we can tune and balance our chakras to promote
health and emotional well-being.