Title:Singing Bowl A Nepali Instrument for Tuning the Mind Healing the Body
Publisher:Himalayan Singing Bowl Centre
Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs and Glossary.
Size:175 x 225 mm
Santa Ratna Shakya and Shree Krishna Shahi from Nepal are developing undoubtedly the pioneers in the traditional Nepali Singing Bowl sound healing and therapy methods, and popularising it globally. For over 30 years they have travelled around the world giving sound healing sessions' training students, collaborating with alternative therapy professionals, and performing Singing Bowl concerts with special sets of bowls collected from the Newari culture of the Kathmandu valley, rural Nepali villages, and from various trans-Himalayan regions across the south and south-east Asia.
The book documents two things - a brief cultural history of the Singing Bowl with reference to the metal casting tradition in Nepal as seen through a native’s perspective. Secondly, as the subtitle of the book suggests, it outlines the Basic Level Practical Guide to singing Bowl Therapy method developed over the past three decades by the Nepali Singing Bowl Sound Therapy masters' Santa Ratna Shakya and Shree Krishna Shahi. This book is therefore a combination of historical research, and practical hands-on techniques presented in a concise form.
The Singing Bowl sound therapy methods presented in this book are useful for all beginners, and serves as an important reference manual to the practicing professionals. For the beginners, it gives a basic idea how the Singing Bowl can work as an effective sound therapy tool. For the professionals, whom the founders of this method have personally trained and issued official certification from the Himalayan Singing Bowl centre, the book functions as a special reference manual that complements the training notes.
This book does aim to motivate the reader into becoming a certified practitioner. Therefore, it gives an overview of the techniques that are developed and applied by Santa and Shree. However, only referencing the book and following the step is not sufficient to become a certified Singing Bowl therapist. There are exclusive technique methodological steps passed on only during the workshop by Santa, shree, and their certified students.
This is done to preserve the methods from being misused by untrained, amateur, and copycat therapists. The second reason is to build a strong community of highly professional therapists who will maintain a methodological consistency in providing the clients around the world with the best results by following a convention that has matured over many years of knowledge building.
No matter where you come from' who you are, what you do, what your personal journey is, the author and the Singing Bowl masters heartily welcome you to an amazing of the Singing Bowl with endless possibilities.