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The Art of Sound Bowl Healing

Updated: Jun 17

Sound bowl healing, also known as sound therapy or sound healing, is a holistic practice that uses the vibrations and frequencies produced by various instruments, including Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, tuning forks, and other sound-producing tools, to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.


The concept of sound healing is rooted in ancient practices and beliefs. In many cultures, sound has been used for healing purposes for thousands of years. The use of sound as a therapeutic tool can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Tibetan, Egyptian, and Greek, as well as Buddhist and other indigenous cultures.


In the context of yoga, the sound is indeed referred to as "naada yoga" or "naada brahman." Naada means sound, and yoga means union or integration. Naada yoga emphasizes the transformative power of sound vibrations to connect the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. Through the practice of naada yoga, one can achieve a state of deep meditation and experience a sense of unity and harmony. The sound vibrations are known to restore the natural energy flow in the body, release physical and emotional blockages, and support self-healing processes.

A sound bowl healing course provides instruction on the practical and theoretical aspects of sound healing. Participants learn about the history and philosophy of sound healing, the therapeutic effects of sound vibrations on the body and mind, and various techniques for using sound instruments effectively.


Want to learn the technique yourself? Madan Yoga offers 3-day sound bowl courses! You will learn a variety of techniques to play the sound bowls and learn how to guide other people through a beautiful sound bowl healing session.


Find the itinerary of the 3-day sound bowl course with Madan Yoga in Pokhara, Nepal below:

Day 1:

  • History and origin of sound bowls and sound healing uses and benefits of singing bowl therapy (physically and emotionally)

  • Theoretical knowledge about energy channels, chakras, sound, and cymatic frequency

  • How to play bowls and how to choose the right sound bowls, Types of bowls

  • What is required for a sound bowl session (complete equipment)

Day 2:​

  • Learn different techniques of Sound bath (cleansing of emotional patterns through vibration and sound) and practice on each other

  • Seven Chakra healing (theory and practice), including Chakra mantras

  • Vibration massage (theory and practice), for example, backache therapy, sacral therapy, headache therapy, etc.

Day 3:

  • Learn about holistic instruments (gong, shamanic drums, conch, ting shaw, etc.) and how to incorporate them into your sound therapy session

  • Optional: Healing with mantra chanting & vocal practice with harmonium

  • Practice your chosen sound healing type and certification

Pricing: 300 USD - 3 days non-residential course, certificate

or: 450 USD - 3 days residential course (with accommodation in Lakeside, Pokhara), certificate, daily breakfast, and lunch


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Intensive sound bowl courses are also available for 1 day or 5 days.

For more information and for inquiry, please feel free to contact us via madanyogaretreats@gmail.com


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