The Tibetans were the first ones to be using singing bowls dating back to more or less a thousand years ago. The singing bowls being used by the Tibetans were akin to the bowls that have been found in India and Asia dating 3,000 years ago; however, the purpose that both of them have is just different. Tibetans have been discovered to be using these singing bowls in their culture during the doings of rituals by their shamans.
For the past thousands of years, various kinds of metals were combined to make these singing bowls; some could go as low as five metals while some could go as high as using nine different metals. In the past, the metals that were used included silver, mercury, iron, gold, tin, and copper. However, in the past, it was also believed that the most commonly used singing bowls included the use of meteorites.
When it comes to singing bowls that are made of metals in the current times, they have been made of the same kind of metals as those being used by the Tibetans. However, modern singing bowls made use of casts that can help them look and make more or less the same, and you will not have a hard time learning how to play them as they are just very easy to play all at the same time. Yes, you can always but the antique singing bowls; however, you will then learn that they are more expensive and can be very hard to find.
If you are more after personalization of your singing bowls, you can get them in crystal singing bowl materials that will let you choose what you want it to be made in the best possible way. You can also get crystal singing bowls that are made of composite materials; however, having singing bowls with the same sound is just useless in terms of the singing bowl that you are using.
There are several uses of singing bowls; the most common will be suing them for meditating as they are capable of letting you achieve a higher state of meditation. The thing about having singing bowls when you are meditating is that you will not be having a hard time ensuring that you gain a level of meditation because just the sound of its high pitch can help you achieve this out.
Singing bowls are not that hard to use; they come with straight edges that can be used for your meditation with the help of a singing stick that you will be using at the edge of your bowl while you are rotating it at speeds that are just slow. Having singing bowls also enable you to meditate with the best of your ways as now they can be done while you are doing some yoga.