How to Heal with Singing Bowls:
Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods
by Suren Shrestha
Paperback: 125 pages with CD (Audio) Expanded, Revised
Over the centuries many people have found relief from pain, stress, negative energy, and a variety of physical ailments through the sound and vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls, whose use has become increasingly popular in the West. No book on the market has the detailed, step-by-step instructions for ancient Tibetan healing bowl techniques for using the bowls for meditation, relaxation, and healing ailments such as insomnia, headache, stress-related intestinal disorders, and high blood pressure that this one has. The healing methods are all illustrated with photographs showing how to place and strike the bowls, so that anyone can learn how to do it. A CD demonstrating the methods accompanies the book. Some of these methods have been taught to only a few Eastern practitioners, and are now spreading to the West where there is considerable interest in them.
The expanded edition of this popular book will include 20 new techniques for using singing bowls, covering the use of one or two bowls for treating conditions such as insomnia, neck and shoulder tension, and muscle cramps throughout the body; and using the bowls with yoga postures, massage, and heated herbal therapy packs. Much of the new information in this edition was requested by readers of the first edition and students in the author s many classes.
Suren Shrestha was born in Nepal, forty-five miles southeast of Mt. Everest. In the village where he grew up, people were healed by herbalists, monks and medicine men using shamans' drums, gongs, and mantras. At age fifteen, he came to the United States, later attended college, and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. In 1999, he began his own business, Serenity Tibet, in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Noting the growing interest in alternative medicine in the US, Suren returned to Nepal to learn how to practice ancient healing techniques that use sound and vibration. He was taught these by Tibetan monks and the yogi Tahalkishor Maharaj. Suren has given workshops and assisted clients with healing bowl work in the Rocky Mountain region and all over the United States. He is raising funds through his teaching to build an orphanage for the homeless children in his native village.
The singing bowls and your training have bought a new and more energetic dimension to my acupuncture practice. The effect is often an awakening for patients, like a moment of seeing the meaning of their life reflected in a pond. Their outlook on life is refreshed and decisions come more easily that meaningfully change both their future lives and the past. In my practice, this opens more conversation with my patients about what is truly healing and what being attentive to loving will do for them. —V Review Author: Dr. Lewis Holm, D.C., L.Ac.
"Everyone has a vibration that is a signature of their health and well-being. You can think of it as a natural result of the processes that run our physical bodies as well as our mental, emotional, and subtle bodies. Similar to a musical instrument that can fall out of tune through use, our bodies can also fall out of vibrational harmony and potentially develop illness. Stress and negativity create blockages of a healthy flow of energy, showing up in the energy field around our body as lower energy disturbances at first, and later as illness in our physical body.
"Sound and vibration can be used to re-tune and return us to health and one of the most powerful modalities for this is the use of singing bowls. When there is a deep relaxation through soothing, resonant sound, the body is affected on a cellular level, opening up the flow of energy to move us back toward vibrational alignment with health..." Suren Shrestha, "How to Heal with Singing Bowls"