Singing Bowls used as Healing Tools
The bowls can be placed on the chakras and around the body in specific patterns of sacred geometry
Different types of Singing Bowls
Thadobati - Nepali term for a medium sized, (6" to 8+") bowl in which the walls are proportionately higher to the diameter than the Manipuri, or Low-wall style.
Jambati - Nepali term for a larger diameter, (8" - 14+") bowl in which the walls are proportionately higher to the diameter than the Manipuri, or Low-wall style. These are the largest and deepest sounding of all the Tibetan singing bowls.
Manipuri - Said to come from the Manipur region (in the eastern Himalayas near Nagaland), but this shape is also typically Tibetan as well. Their walls are lower in ratio to the diameter, with a gradually sloping base. Typically, they range from approximately 4 up to 10 inches
Tibetan musicologist Rain Gray, from Bodisattva.com, gives the following description of some of the more common types of Himalayan Singing Bowls