Singing bowls also known as Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs, are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental and usually two audible harmonic overtones.
Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. . They are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists.
Singing bowls were historically made throughout Asia, especially Nepal, China and Japan. The best known types are from the Himalayan region and are often referred to as Tibetan singing bowls although any history in Tibet is disputable as there are none found there today.