The Crystal Singing Bowl is a sacred sound tool that comes from the ancient Tibetan singing bowls. These bowls are usually used for meditation, bringing people into a relaxed state of mind. They are now being used at home and hospital births by Soundbirth doulas and / or the birthing woman’s husband / partner.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing to use a crystal singing bowl at your birth.
- The sound of the crystal singing bowl moves you into the alpha brain wave almost immediately – so you can achieve a relaxed and alert state (in fact faster than using hypnosis)
- It gives you something to focus on during contractions. You will actually be searching for the sound each time you start contracting so let your support person know they need to be watching and present with you or you may even get annoyed that the sound is not there or in time with you!
- It is more effective than listening to background music as the sound is being played especially FOR you and in time with your body / contractions. Also, LIVE music is always better than recorded music….we’ve all experienced this!