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How To Use Singing Bowls

12. Singing Bowls Yoga

The bowls make a wonderful addition to a yoga routine. You may wish to begin your practice with a minute or more of ringing your bowl, chanting "om" along with it. Turn around and strike it in the four directions, sending harmony around the world. Hold it (carefully) directly above your head to clear the energy there. Use it in resting periods on your chest, playing it as you relax or catch your breath from active exercises. Play it during breath work when possible. Try it with alternate nostril breathing, holding the striker with the left hand, striking the bowl on the out breath. Strike the bowl before you bow down with your arms extended behind you. Hold the pose with your head above the bowl as long as it continues to ring.



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