Niina Golikova is a Singing bowls practitioner and Documentary film producer from Estonia. We are delighted to invite her for the first time to Drum Camp where she will run two early morning mediation classes using Himilayan singing bowls
An ancient music instrument, a ”standing bell”, invented over 3000 years ago in Himalayas. Usually made of 7 metals. They produce cosmic sounds and strong vibrations that have strong relaxing, but at the same time activating effect, waking some deep trance state brain activity. Used for sound healing therapies, house cleansing and meditation.
These singing bowls, when struck on the side or made to sing, produce multiphonic and polyharmonic sounds which are unique, complex, subtle and healing.
There are many different techniques - contact methods and sound bath with 7 or 4 singing bowls. Musical sound waves applied directly to the body produce physiological and psychological effects. Sound therapy research has shown that different sound pulses stimulate different brainwave centers. Further, nerve bundles in our spine transmit vibrational sensory data to our brain stem and limbic system (emotional processing center). The vibrational signature of the Himalayan Bowls activates the relaxation response, naturally supporting disease fighting immune cells while reducing the stress response. Less mental and emotional stress in the body reduces pain, too. When placed on or near the body, the sound vibrations are transmitted directly into muscles, blood, organs, tissues, and cellular memory. Thus, the body’s natural healing potential is optimized through sound vibration.