A bell like object with the shape of half a coconut and when played by striking or rotating a mallet around the rim has the ability to produce sound is what is referred to as a singing bowl. Singing bowls were traditionally used for religious purposes, meditation, social ceremonies and healing purposes. Singing bowls are usually made of a material obtained after combining several metals especially copper and tin which is then molded into variety of sizes by use of hands. The modern singing bowl is made of synthetic crystal such as silica sand which is crashed and then re-formed into a bowl that has a rubber base using machines. After manufacturing the singing bowl, decorative art such as dots, stars, rings or a short message is written on it to increase its attractive value.
It is possible to maintain one singing bowl in good working conditions for life as it is very durable. Music industry, therapeutic uses especially in psychology, social ceremonies and classrooms are some of the fields where it is possible to use a singing bowl. An individual has the liberty to choose the type of sound tone that he wants the singing bowl to produce despite the fact that it is only singing bowl. The art of playing a singing bowl results to a gradual emotional attachment of the players towards the bowl and this becomes even deeper as this becomes even deeper as the playing continues. The attractiveness of the singing bowl sound can influence an individual to purchase more than one singing bowl for different sounds and new experience. An individual who wants to experience new sound tones produced by different bowls can consider purchasing several which is mainly out of influence of the harmonic sound produce d by singing bowls Each size of a singing bowl has its specific mallet but this does not mean that one has to purchase all of them as there exists a multipurpose mallet. The tone of the sound clip produced varies depending on the intended purpose of the sound. Soft tapping inside the bowl with a mallet produces cool soft sound which results to consciousness and regaining focus which is effective in soothing a baby, meditation and sound therapy. To create uniform pressure which then produces sound and vibrations one is required to strike around the rim of the bowl. Constant singing bowl players are believed to have relaxed bodies and can easily relieve any kind of stress. Therapists have recommended playing a singing bowl to individuals suffering emotional pain, depression, anger issues, anxiety and blood pressure.
Gymnasiums have come to appreciate the art of playing singing bowl especially in yoga where the sound tone acts as a guide and motivates the participants as well. Long working hours can be easily forgotten by playing a singing bowl occasionally hence owning one important. One can consider purchasing a singing bow as gift to a loved one as it is quite unique. An entrepreneur should be able to seize the business opportunity to supply singing bowls to the customers.