Tibetan tingsha bells are small cymbals used in prayer and rituals by Tibetan Buddhist and Yoga practitioners. Two bells are joined together by a leather strap or chain. The cymbals are struck together producing a clear and high pitched tone. The Tingsha Bells are usually accompanied by other Tibetan singing bowls, gong sounds, or crystal bowls, and other instruments, whether you are hearing it live or on a record. These sounds and instruments are great to listen to during your yoga or meditation practice.
How to Play Tingsha Bells
The bells are not very thin like musical cymbals they are actually quite thick. They are also not used like musical cymbals, by banging the two flatter surfaces together. They are played by hitting the two edges together and then allowing them to move apart from each other so that the tone can resonate throughout the room.