Pure Essential Oil Works Singing Bowl has been used for thousands of years for meditation and healing. It can be used for start and finish of yoga practice, spa treatments and to uphold the traditions of the sixth Chakra (intuition and psychic development). And above all, it is a musical instrument. It’s made of hand-hammered brass with minute amounts of seven auspicious metals (gold, silver, mercury, copper, tin, iron, tin and lead) — each metal represents a heavenly body. Kit includes a handmade gold resting cushion and wood striker. To play, place bowl on the resting cushion. Hold the striker as you would a pen and firmly slide the striker around the bowl’s rim with even pressure and speed. The beautiful instrumental sound and vibration can last up to a minute or longer. 3.5”W x 1.5”H; 3mm thick; 9 oz. Made in Nepal.