What are crystal bowls?
Crystal bowls are made from 99.992% pure crushed quartz and heated to about 4000 degrees in a centrifugal mold. Kimba is a distributor for the bowls and has a crystal bowl temple in the sound therapy room at her clinic called Radiance Health in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1998, she has used them extensively to accompany her other instruments in her private and group sound journeys.
The bowls are available in clear or frosted form, in a variety of sizes, ranging from 6 to 24 inches in diameter. They are also available with a wide variety to precious metals and gems integrated into the bowls, such as gold, platinum, silver, amethyst, moldavite, ruby, rose quartz, and citrine. The bowls emit a powerful, pure resonance. The larger bowls are much more reverberant, with the tone lingering longer, simply because of the size and amount of crystal. The clear bowls, somewhat more expensive, are more readily available in smaller sizes.
The size of the bowl does not necessarily determine its note, although the larger bowls create lower octaves and notes. Each bowl is tested with digital technology to identify its frequency. If you have change to personally play the bowls, you will have a sense of which tone “feels” most congruent with your individual needs or desires. The notes, C, D, E, F, G, A, B may correspond or active one’s energy centers or chakras.
Some bowls harmonize with other bowls, and when both are played simultaneously, the effect is exquisite and synergistic.