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Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls

Each Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl is designed to be sturdy, durable. and long lasting.  They vary in size from 5 inches on up to 28 inches. They also vary in pitch, ranging from high and clear to deep and soothing. Generally, the larger the bowl, the longer the sound will reverberate or sustain and the lower the pitch will be. 

Each of our Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls at includes a rubber O-ring, a small rubber circle which serves as a stand for the bowl if you wish to play it on a table or any other surface. The bowls also include a soft suede striker. The suede is very high quality and is the best material to use to emit the highest quality tone from the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls

What are they made of?

Our Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls are made from pure quartz crystal, a naturally occurring element. The crystal is formed to shape with heat near 4000 degrees. The temperature is so high that any impurities are burned off. The crystal matrix is reformed using this manufacturing technique, providing a much stronger and sonorous bowl than you would get out of lower temp quartz glass mixtures. 

There are several variations in the manufacture of the different styles of crystal bowls. For instance Frosted or Empyrean bowls are made in a mold and heated and spun into shape, while Clear quartz products are made from extruded Quartz tubing.  The processes for manufacture help to determine the sound in the end. The Frosted singing bowls tend to have an octave higher sound than the Clear quartz or Featherlight bowls in the same size.   

Musical Tones

The musical tones of our Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls are incredibly pure sine wave sounds. For more advanced crystal bowl users, the Quartz Singing Bowls are ideal for creating sustained harmonies and complex tonal structures with multiple bowls like our crystal bowl sets. The notes sustain for a generous period of time, making the bowls widely used for meditation and sound healing use. The pure tones also make the bowls perfect for the musically inclined. Perfect pitch crystal singing bowls make a perfect companion to the guitar or piano. Voice is also an incredible match with the pure tones of the bowls. The bowls are now found in yoga studios, at kirtan, and in spa and massage settings, and are becoming more common every day. 

Methods of Healing and Meditation

 There are many different methods when it comes to using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls for healing. To start out, its usually best to create a private space. You want it to be a place free from distractions and noise. Combining the sounds of the bowls with verbal mantras or additional instruments may also increase the success of your healing and meditation. The most important factor is that you take the time to get to know your bowl. Learning the best method for creating a good healing and relaxation environment by trying several things and sticking with what feels the most comfortable is the best way to succeed with our Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls

History of Sound

To understand the importance of sound in healing and meditation, it is important to first understand the history of sound. Sound has long been revered as a hugely important aspect of our existence. In fact, history tells us that for the Hindu people, the sound AUM was the first to exist in the universe, making it the all-encompassing sound or mother tone. After this mother tone was discovered, the previously dark universe was lighted for the first time. This major event led to sound being held with very high regard because of its power to improve the lives of the Hindus and to create sound so stimulating it shed light into the darkness.  

Knowing this and knowing that science has begun to successfully prove that body functions can be altered by use of sound waves give us strong evidence supporting the healing powers of these breathtaking Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. In fact, there are doctors currently using Tibetan Singing Bowls and Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls for sound and music therapy to help terminally ill patients deal with pain. 

The sound of the bowls can stimulate deep into the body tissues which allows doctors to promote healing from within. The calming musical tones help to heal by reinstating the natural sense of balance and harmony. When the body is suffering from a physical ailment, for example a failing kidney, the natural resonant frequency of sound that is produced by the kidney is reduced, creating an imbalance. With crystal bowls and Tibetan singing bowls, sounding the tone of the bowls can restore an ailing organ by projecting the sound into the body which helps to return the organ to a healthy resonant frequency. While there have been studies done on this type of sound healing, it is still in the early stages and is not recommended as a full health care regime. It is important that you still visit your doctor for treatment if you suspect any sort of health problem.

Crystal Singing Bowls and Chakras

Just like our Tibetan singing bowls, our Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls can be used to help open and purify your chakras. The note of the bowl triggers focus onto whichever particular chakra it is attuned to, making it easy for our customers to select a bowl based on the chakra improvements they hope to achieve with their bowl. 

Please be aware...

It is important to note that playing a bowl too loudly near a persons head can have negative effects.  Also, playing too many bowls in a small room can cause the bowls to shatter. Be sure to have at least 10 inches of space between the bowls in order to create enough free space between the bowls to support the vibrations. 

What is a Sound Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls
For those of you who are wondering what a sound bath is and what it does:
Therapeutic instruments, such as crystal singing bowls, stimulate the alpha and theta brainwave frequencies associated with meditative, clear and peaceful states of mind.
Alpha brainwaves are present during light meditation, daydreaming and deep relaxation. Theta brainwaves are present during REM dreaming sleep, deep meditation and hypnosis. These states are considered the gateway to the subconscious mind and it's here where we experience heightened creativity, depth of imagination and access to the subconscious realms where deep-seated healing can take place.
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Who am I buying from?
Illuminated Blessings is an online marketplace that offers unique handicrafts from Tibet, India, Nepal, throughout Asia, and the USA. We specialize in the largest variety of Crystal Singing Bowls online and include individual sound samples, pictures, and descriptions for each bowl.

Our current online inventory contains over 10,000 bowls, with additional bowls added daily. In addition to bowls we carry many other sound products. 

What is your Shipping Policy?
 

Most items ship within 24 hours. We ship every weekday Monday through Friday. Please email us for rates (info@illuminatedblessings.com) if you need an item sent via expedited shipping services.

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Most items over 13 ounces ship via FedEx Ground which is our standard service in the 48 states. Any PO Boxes or areas outside the 48 states must choose priority mail. Most items under 13 ounces ship via first class mail.

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International shipping prices are posted and available in the shopping cart by selecting "calculate shipping". Shipping can be greatly reduced by buying more than one item! We send all international packages over 1 pound via Global Priority Mail or FedEx which includes tracking for free. This is the safest and fastest way, and PayPal requires sellers to have tracking on all international orders. Any items under one pound ship global first class mail. Please email us for any special postal requests.

International customers are required to include a phone number with their order for customs clearance. The buyer is also responsible for any duty or tax that their home country charges. Please contact your customs office to find out if they charge a duty or tax on purchases.

Do you ship internationally?
 

Yes, worldwide

What is your Return Policy?
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All items have a 30 day 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We truly hope you will be ecstatic (meaning: Feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement) with your purchases from us.  If for any reason you're not, please let us know and we will work tirelessly until you're satisfied or we will send a full refund upon return.   Please email info@illuminatedblessings.com to arrange a return. Items must be in original packaging and condition. A 10% re-stocking fee will be applied and we do not refund shipping costs unless the item is not as described.

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****Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription of any kind. The decision to use, or not to use, any information is the sole responsibility of the reader.***

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