Tingsha Cymbals are musical instruments used traditionally for singing, chanting, prayers, ritual offerings, and ceremonies in Hindu and Buddhist religion. Originating in Tibet, Tingsha finds use in various meditative and other Buddhist practices. Historically, they actually predate Buddhism, having first appeared in shamanistic practices.
Tingshas are two metal cymbals joined together by a leather cord. When the two pieces strike each other they produce a clear, pure, cleansing sound. Tingsha can be used for healing, space clearing, sound therapy treatment and to focus the mind before and after meditation.
Space Clearing with Tingsha
One of the most common uses of Tingsha cymbals is a practice known as space clearing. Commonly associated with the Chinese practice of feng shui, space clearing is a practice used to remove emotional baggage and negative energy from an area.
The sound Tingsha produces creates a kind of energy medicine that is said to fix the broken frequencies of the body, mind, and soul. It creates a centering effect, which causes the left and right sides of the human brain to synchronize with one another.
Tingshas have many incredible benefits:
- Reduces stress, anxiety, and anger
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves circulation
- Increases blood flow
- Increases mental and emotional clarity
- Promotes stillness
- Promotes relaxation and happiness