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A tradition


Find out more: Tibetan bowls"A millennial tradition: antique bowls with rich harmonics thanks to the 7 metals.

What is the origin of Tibetan bowls?

Singing bowls are a millennial tradition for meditative and healing purposes. It all started over 5,000 years ago when nomads hammered copper bowls to use as cooking utensils. They have, over time, sophisticated bowls by adding alloys. The shamans then noticed the healing effects caused by the vibrations of these bowls. Little by little, they began to study them and transmit their knowledge to the priests of the Himalayas and then to the Tibetan monks who recognized their vibration as very powerful energies, the sound of the universe itself. We are in -1000 BC, and singing bowls were born. They are then produced throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. They are widely used especially for meditation, religious ceremonial music, ritual offerings, Feng shui, as musical instruments, for healing, sound therapy, in massage and for chakra harmonization.

And the Tibetan bowls from the Relaxôm cabinet?

The Tibetan bowls of Relaxôm come from Tibet and India. They have been meticulously chosen from the craftsmen of our supplier for their therapeutic virtues, their harmonizing agreements and according to each chakra (energy centers) to which they correspond. Two out of seven bowls are antique (between 160 and 190 years old) and come from the Dharma in India. They come to balance the most powerful notes by multiple and more subtle harmonics. Their energy is therefore very fine, because they have been worked on for many years by practitioners of traditional Buddhist schools during their meditation sessions and ceremonies. These bowls “sing” with disconcerting ease.

In addition, the percentages of very precious metals such as gold and silver are higher, around 0.1% to 2%, while the gold in recent bowls represents only 0.0001% of the alloy. This is what allows the multiple harmonics of antique bowls.

Why do Tibetan bowls have to be made of 7 metals?

There are many types of bowls, some with less metals, 3 or 5, others created by machine, especially Chinese bowls which do not have the sophistication of alloys nor the same sound and therapeutic quality as Tibetan bowls. to the 7 metals. According to Tibetan tradition, an alloy of seven different metals is used, each metal relating to one of the seven chakras and in reference to the seven celestial bodies of the solar system.

Recent artisanal bowls are made from an alloy plate and shaped with a hammer. Therefore, seeing bowls hammered with the imprint of shaping is a sign of creation by hand and therefore of quality:


The composition of metals is:

(+/-slight variations in these percentages)

- silver (the Moon) at 0.002%
- copper (Venus) at 71.2%
- tin (Jupiter) at 28.5%
- iron (Mars) at 0.3%
- mercury (Mercury) 0.01%
- gold (the Sun), 0.0001%
- lead (Saturn) at 0.001%



Some ancient bowls, especially those made in Tibet, have a more "grey" color than gold, because they were created with more iron and tin. In addition, the Tibetans used an iron meteorite only present in their region, which conferred according to legend, a more energyimportant.

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