In the News
Articles from various publications on Sound Healing & Meditation
What are Crystal Bowls?
July 12, 2025
This is a great write up on the Crystal Tones Singing Bowls. Crystal Tones offers several different types of Crystal Singing Bowls, all suited for different types of uses, but containing the same basic qualities of healing vibrations and unique abilities.
Topics covered in this article:
What is Sound?
What is Music?
What is Color?
What Are Energy Centers (chakras)?
What is Healing?
What is Sound Healing?
What is Crystal?
What Are Crystal Singing Bowls?
What is Intention?
How To Use Crystal Singing Bowls
Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being:
An Observational Study
August 15, 2016
Abstract from the study. Poor mood and elevated anxiety are linked to increased incidence of disease. This study examined the effects of sound meditation, specifically Tibetan singing bowl meditation, on mood, anxiety, pain, and spiritual well-being. Sixty-two women and men participated. As compared with pre-meditation, following the sound meditation participants reported significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood. Additionally, participants who were previously naive to this type of meditation experienced a significantly greater reduction in tension compared with participants experienced in this meditation. Feeling of spiritual well-being significantly increased across all participants. Tibetan singing bowl meditation may be a feasible low-cost low technology intervention for reducing feelings of tension, anxiety, and depression, and increasing spiritual well-being. This meditation type may be especially useful in decreasing tension in individuals who have not previously practiced this form of meditation.
CBS News: Healing Sounds
June 22, 1999
CBS News: For centuries, doctors and medical practitioners have debated the benefits of particular sounds on the human immune system. As 48 HoursCorrespondent Susan Spencerreports, some patients are now putting their faith in the mystical healing power of Tibetan bowls.
SF Gate: I tried the new SF meditation trend that's drawing people by the thousands
October 30, 2017
Hundreds began lining up in the courtyard of Grace Cathedral as the sun dipped behind the stone spires on a warm San Francisco night in September. The crowd, many dressed in sweatpants or pajamas, were not waiting for a prayer service, nor a pop-up dining experience, nor tickets to "Hamilton." They were waiting to meditate.
The group queued up for the sold-out Sound Healing Symphony, organized by Sound Meditation SF, was diverse and large – about 1,200 people of all ages and subcultures, awaiting a few hours of sound-induced bliss.
A Dose of Music?
March 23, 2017
The News Minute: Chimes, metallophones, resonating tubes, granite blocks. These are some of the musical instruments you will find at SVARAM, the music center at Auroville near Puducherry. Dr. Aurelio Hammer, the founder and Director at SVARAM explains that these are specially crafted instruments that can be used for healing patients with certain ailments. He takes the granite stone, applies a layer of water on it and rubs it with his hands, causing it to emit a deep hum. Says Aurelio, “The person is stimulated through exposure to selected frequencies to generate and re-activate self-healing powers. All these instruments are tuned to natural tonal systems such as the Indian 22 Shruti or Pythagorean frequencies.”
The Washington Post: What to know about ‘sound baths,’ an ancient wellness practice gaining steam in the West
May 3, 2017
The Washington Post:
Some people unwind with a nice, long bubble bath. Others prefer a sound bath.
Never heard of the ancient sound-healing practice? The relaxing musical presentations, which predate Christ and have been scientifically linked to reductions in stress and anxiety, are becoming more popular in the United States, likely linked to the country’s increased interest in health, wellness, meditation and mindfulness.
The Guardian: Sound therapists believe that our bodies contain 'energy frequencies' and that sonic frequencies can be used to reattune these energies when they go off key. All you have to do is lie down and bask in the tuneful beauty of 'pure' sound
Whether it's Mozart or Motown, music affects us all in different ways. But on a fundamental level, music is just organised sound. Sound therapy deconstructs music into pure sound, harnessing the knowledge that sound can have a powerful effect on our emotions.
Sound therapists believe that we are all made up of different energy frequencies. They use sound frequencies to interact with these, thus attempting to rebalance the body's energy.
CTV News: Soothing with sound: ancient therapy used to treat anxiety, depression
October 22, 2017
The search for relief from stress and anxiety is leading some to the ancient art of sound therapy.
Practicing at Toronto’s Helix Healthcare Group, sound therapist Philip Jacobsuses an array of large crystal bowls to create powerful vibrations. “It creates this wave like an ocean wave,” Jacobs, who also teaches at the Institute of Traditional Medicine, told CTV News. “But it’s a sound wave that’s passing through the body which is vibrating the cells at that level.”
Bring Your Body Back to Balance
November 2, 2025
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