I'm Practicing Sound Baths at Home — Here Are the Meditation Instruments I'm Shopping
These days, I need to be washed away by a tidal wave of calming sounds and vibrations to really focus and unwind during my meditation sessions.
I've relied on virtual sound baths to get the job done while away from my studio — but the longer I see myself staying home, the more my online shopping carts fill up with chimes, singing bowls, and drums.
Ahead, you'll find the soothing instruments I'm browsing to build my at-home meditation practice — may they bring you rejuvenating peace, too.
Silent Mind Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
Handmade by artisans in the Himalayan foothills, this Tibetan Singing Bowl Set ($36, originally $46) is etched — not painted! It comes with a dual-surface mallet made of Himalayan wood and suede, along with a hand-sewn nondampening silk cushion that keeps the bowl steady while in use.
Tingsha Cymbals Tibetan Lucky Symbol Embossed Meditation Yoga Bell Chimes
According to this retailer, these Tingsha Cymbals Tibetan Bell Chimes ($25) are made from a blend of seven metals that produce harmonic overtones. Its ringing sound — which is supposed to clear the negative energy and rebalance a space — should last for 30-60 seconds per stroke. And if you're social distancing with a fellow meditation-lover, might I suggest having them sound these chimes over your head mid-session for maximized relaxation and clarity.
Pineal Chakra Crystal Singing Bowl
You may have to splurge for this Crystal Singing Bowl ($105), but the brand notes that the purple beauty is made with high-quality pure quartz. Plus, it comes with a scratch-proof suede texture singing bowl bag, a cowhide mallet suede striker, and an O-ring, which acts as a stable base for the bowl.