Singing Bowls started life in Asia and date back to the 8th century BC, and were used primarily for Buddhist practices. Also known as Suzu or Rin Gongs, these instruments are traditionally made out of bronze and are used to signal the start and finish of meditation. Others use it alongside chanting, and in Japan it’s common for the bowls to be struck as a signal to a change within the meditation.
In recent years Singing Bowls have gained popularity and this is largely due to the rise in healers across the world who strongly advocate meditating alongside the use of numerous traditional instruments. The most popular instrument of choice for the practice would have to be the gong, however, Singing Bowls are far cheaper and much easier to cart around town if you have a few Kundalini classes to get to!
In saying all of that, you can really use the bowl in any way you see fit. Whether that be for creating music, decorative purposes, or to have your Crunchy Nut Cornflakes in the morning. Perhaps you could attempt to do them all at the same time, post a video of it on YouTube, then sit back and watch it go viral.