Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Silver Sky Imports - Tibetan Singing Bowl Review and Giveaway

I received product for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.
When guests come over I like them to comment or compliment on my home decor.  Some of my pieces are out of the ordinary and usually garner the most comments.  One such piece is the Green Cast Tibetan Singing Bowl that sets atop a nightstand in my living room.  It's an ornamentation that people are usually quizzical about and I would have been just as well not too long ago.  I just became familiar myself with Tibetan Singing Bowls through Silver Sky Imports.

Silver Sky Imports is a unique online marketplace that offers unique handicrafts from Tibet and Nepal. Launched in 2003, Silver Sky Imports is currently the largest supplier of handmade items from the Himalayas. They specialize in the largest variety of Tibetan Singing Bowls and Crystal Singing Bowls online and include individual sound samples, pictures and descriptions for each bowl. Some of their other products include Tibetan Prayer Flags, Tingshas, Bell and Dorje, Incense, Felted Wool Handbags, Wood Masks, Prayer Wheels, Gongs, Bronze Statues, and Tibetan Meditation Rugs.

If you're as curious as I once was, you may wonder what exactly is a Tibetan Singing Bowl.  The history of singing bowls isn't exactly clear but some people believe they hold healing powers.  One of the many healing qualities of singing bowls is trying to bring balance and synchronization back to the hemispheres of the brain.  Sound healing with singing bowls aspires to stimulate the underdeveloped right side of the brain so that balance may be restored.  Most people consider the sounds of singing bowls very peaceful and restful; bringing a calming sense to their bodies, which is why many people use singing bowls in their meditation and relaxation exercises.  I, for one, am not going to debate or confirm if singing bowls hold healing powers but will personally say that I like the calming effect and harmonious sounds that come from the vibrations when the bowl is struck. 

Silver Sky Imports carries singing bowls in different sizes, sound ranges, and prices.  The one I received included a striker and padded cushion, as all the bowls do.  It is teal green in color and etched with symbols that are foreign to me.  The padded cushion is black in color and also has a symbol on it.  To make the singing bowl make sound I use the striker that resembles a round wooden stick and rub the outside rim in a circular motion.  It's important not to touch the sides of the bowl as that is where the vibration comes from.  You can strike the bowl once or gently increase speed as the bowl begins to vibrate.  The sound resonates throughout and is pleasant to the ears.  When I don't have the singing bowl out for sound effects, I keep it perched atop the black cushion as a decorative piece.  The cushion is somewhat small so I have to be sure to center the bowl on it to keep it from tipping sideways. 

The Tibetan Singing Bowl I have is quite a unique piece and I enjoy the harmonizing chords that resound from it.  It seems Silver Sky Imports has something for everyone who is in search of the perfect sense of peace.  Some of the goods are steep in price while other pieces are more affordable.


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37 comments:

Dorothy Teel said...

I would like to have one of these - STRIPED 100% COTTON YOGA PRACTICE MAT BLUE AND GREEN, for my home..

aperry said...

I would like the hymalain salt candle holder

wheezi said...

I am loving the soaps and incense. I am fascinated with the crystal pyramid! What a wonderful piece! The site is now in my Fans! Thank you!

Sylvia said...

I like the LARGE HEART HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP WITH DIMMER

janetfaye said...

I like LARGE SPOUTING WATERSPRING FOUNTAIN SINGING BOWL 15".

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

fresh modern said...

I would love the Zafu meditation cushion.

Christine Sutor

Ken Ohl said...

love the large spouting waterspring fountain singing bow. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Jessamine Dungo said...

I like the himalayan salt lamp :)

barbara stenby said...

~LARGE OM MANI PADME HUM TIBETAN GONG TINGSHA CYMBAL

alissa apel said...

I like: CARVED WOODEN BUDDHA HEAD 5" #WR46

bison61 said...

BUDDHIST Sacred Spiritual TIBETAN BELL and DORJE

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LesleyfromWI said...

I like the Japanese Bowl

Maryann D. said...

I would like the STRIPED 100% COTTON YOGA PRACTICE MAT GREEN AND ORANGE

twinkle at optonline dot net

kolpin said...

i love the prayer flags!

rubynreba said...

I like the Himalayan salt candle holders.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Nicole Murphy said...

I think the Tingsha Cymbals are cool!

pmj said...

I like the singing bowls and the cymbals
pjames330 at aol dot com

mecarolks said...

I like the Japanese Bowl

Vera Khule said...

I would love to have the MEDIUM NATURAL HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP WITH DIMMER.

Vunda Vall said...

i would like a Himalayan salt lamp

spock7005 said...

I'd love some of their Special soaps, like the Sandalwood, and the Lemongrass, too. scain54 (at) aol (dot) com

Beth said...

I like the dragon meditation symbols

jessica holybee said...

I like the NATURAL HIMALAYAN SALT CANDLE HOLDER 3"

jakiesmom said...

Grey felted wool handbag with pink stripe

BethElderton said...

The BLACK CAST TIBETAN SINGING BOWL 5" is so pretty.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Donna Pyszk said...

I have always wanted a HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP

Klydra Pugh said...

http://www.silverskyimports.com/products/himalayan-salt/himalayan-salt-lamps/natural-salt-lamps/basket-lamp-himalayan-salt-lamp-with-dimmer-rodlamp3/

Thanks for the chance

Angela Cash said...

Thank you for introducing me to Silver Sky! I would love to have one of everything - starting with the PURPLE DRAGON ZAFU WITH BUCKWHEAT FILL MEDITATION CUSHION.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I would love to have one of the Himalayan Salt Lamps:
BASKET LAMP HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP WITH DIMMER #RODLAMP3

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I would love to have one of the Himalayan Salt Lamps:
BASKET LAMP HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP WITH DIMMER #RODLAMP3

Sue Hull said...

I like the Zen Therapeutic Series Heart Singing Bowl 8.75" Thank you :)

debijackson said...

a himalyain salt lamp

rod jackson

Christine Jessamine said...

I love the BROWN AND YELLOW CONTEMPORARY DESIGNED TIBETAN WOOL RUG

Gianna said...

LG ANTIQUE G CHAKRA TIBETAN SINGING BOWL 7.5" #g902

Heather! said...

Wow, I LOVE this shop! It's right up my alley. I love the Manjushri Copper Nepalese Statue!

Sacha Schroeder said...

I really like the Crystal Singing Bowls!

Francine said...

Zen singing bowls