What are Tibetan bowls anyways?



I combine Reiki energy and Tibetan bowl energy in to one energy session, giving you relaxation, balance, harmony, and peace.

What are Tibetan bowls?

The Tibetan bowls I have were handmade in the Trans-Himalayas. (the most northern part of the Tibetan plateau.)

It takes at least two metal smiths to create these bowls.  With each strike of a smith’s hammer, it is thought that a prayer was placed in the bowl.  Each bowl has hundreds of hammer marks, which could mean hundreds of prayers in each bowl.  As I play my bowls, I feel like a prayer is being placed out in the Universe.

The Tibetan bowls I own are bronze, made from 12 metals:   silver, nickel, copper, zinc, antimony, tin, lead, cobalt, bismuth, arsenic, cadmium, and iron.

Tibetan bowls are dated back to 560-480 B.C, the time of the historical Buddha.  The Tibetan bowls were used as:  meditation aids, holistic healing, stress reduction, chakra balancing, and sound enjoyment in monasteries, temples, and in meditation halls around the world.  This tradition was brought from India to Tibet in around 8th century A.D.

Tibetan bowls are played by playing chords, either by striking them or by vibrating them.  As the bowls are played, they produce harmonic tones.  These subtle sounds of the bowls will cause a left and right brain synchronization.

Use of sound for balancing=healing

Sound healing with the bowls produces similar results as the Reiki sessions I do.  I combine the two separate energies in to one energy session.  The Reiki energy is given to the client for dissolving any repressed emotional blockages, thus providing free flowing energy if the emotions are released.  This creates balance and harmony in the person.  Reiki energy provides the person with loving, high vibrational Life Force energy.  While the client lays and relaxes, I play the Tibetan bowls for reinforcement of the balancing that was done with the Reiki energy.  The subtle sounds the bowls produce helps the client to release any unwanted emotions that is causing them to be dis-eased.  The Tibetan bowls helps to reinstate harmony, peace of mind, and positive thinking.

The use of sound to heal has been around since ancient times.  The oldest known sound that has been used to heal is our own voice.  This practice is called “Toning”.

Why would I have a Reiki/Tibetan bowl session?

Reiki energy and Tibetan bowl energy (sound) are very beneficial to anyone.  Whether you have any imbalances going on or whether you are healthy, receiving these energy modalities will provide you with relaxation, stress reduction, balance (energetically, spiritually, and body), and they will show you that truly, you are the one that is able to heal yourself.  I like to say, “Reiki and Tibetan bowls can provide you with that little bit of help you may need.”

Receiving these energy modalities is beneficial for:

-a person who is dying.  (this is very relaxing and helps the person to accept what is.  They help take you out of “fear”.)

-a person who is medically being treated.  (These help a person to relax and reduce stress, which is what one needs to positively help heal oneself.)

-a person who has been having emotional issues. (The balancing of these modalities helps the person to harmonize.  Helps the person to face their “fears”.)

-Need to reduce stress in one’s life.

-a person who is having issues, but needs “a little help.”

-All ages.


It is my hope this can clear up a little bit about what Tibetan bowls are and how I combine them in one session to provide that bit of help one needed.  When you think about having a Reiki/Tibetan bowl session, notice how you feel about them.

Fact or “say-so?”

Are you feeling fear?  Ask yourself why?  I have had a few people come up to me, telling me their “belief” of why they will not have a Reiki session.  Typically, these beliefs are ones that are floating around the public, based from miss-understanding energy work.  The result is “fear.”

If you are one that has this “feeling”, I suggest you sit in a quiet area, and meditate on it.  Ask yourself why?  Are your beliefs based on facts or say-so?  Is the belief based on what someone has said to you?  Does the other person know? Or are they just stating their opinion?

“God is love.  When we follow fear, we are not following love.  Thus, when we follow fear, we are not following God.”  By Cynthia Bergsbaken

And so, I’ll leave you with this one last note;

“How can I serve you with regards to Reiki in the Prairie LLC?”

To make an appointment for a Reiki session or a Tibetan bowl session or both, please message Cynthia Bergsbaken RM on Facebook, Reiki in the Prairie LLC or message @


By Cynthia Bergsbaken RM of Reiki in the Prairie LLC

http://reikiintheprairiellc.com for DIY articles that are written from my experiences.


Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowls


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Cynthia Bergsbaken, RM, IARP, is a Usui Reiki practitioner at the Master level. She received this certification in 2016. She is now professionally providing Reiki sessions to clients. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1987 with a bachelor of science in Microbiology. She worked in human and animal research for about 10 years. She also is the owner, founder, and practitioner of Reiki in the Prairie LLC and jewelry maker, founder and owner of Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia. She enjoys making jewelry with natural stones and precious metals. She is a mother of two adult children and a wife. She enjoys teaching, nature, cooking/baking, painting, playing sports, learning and having fun.