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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Singing Bowls and Tingsha Bells



  To Listen to Singing Bowls Click PlayAbove

 The above recording came from an anonymous donator to YouTube.

Singing Bowl and Tingsha Bells


Singing bowls (also known as Tibetan Singing Bowls or Himalayan 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. and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound. "The sounds are characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic)" Wikipedia


 Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being and healing. Singing bowls were made throughout Asia, especially Nepal, China and Japan. They are closely related to decorative bells made along the silk road from the Near East to Western Asia. Today they are made in Nepal, India, Japan, China and Korea.


 Listening to singing bowls is a form of meditation. You will listen piano music, classical music, nature and ocean sounds, birds singing, rain sound and all the universal ways to relax, meditate and clean the mind.  

The singing bowl that I received came from Nepal and is made of a mixture of copper and brass and delicately decorated around the rim. It has beautiful, intricate cutting and imprints in and outside of the bowl. It comes with a soft donut, silk cushion on which it rests.  You can get this marvelous bowl at http://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Singing-Bowl-Set-Meditation/dp/B00XEV4WYM/ref=pd_sim_267_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0SRZF0P16C54DG2BNQN6


                               Singing Bowl Rest



The mallet is used to raise the sound of the bowl by running the mallet around on the rim of the bowl, firmly, but gently. The mallet is made of wood. The singing bowl is a rendition of the bowls made long ago. It is one of the finest singing bowls that I have seen, felt and played and listened to.  As I listened to the tones of the bowl, I found my muscles give a relaxing quiver in the areas of my arthritis.  It was as if they responded to the sounds on their own.  I became very relaxed and comfortable and sleepy.  I am amazed, and can see this becoming part of my meditation.

TheTingsha Bells


 The Tingsha Bells or Tibetan Bells are also made of copper and brass. They are held by the cord and the metal allowed to touch each other which makes a light ringing sound. The Bells, like the bowls are used for healing, meditation, and restorative well being. They are decorative embellishments on the tops of the bell. 

 The bells are a rendition of the ancient Tingsha bells of the past. They are some of the finest bells I have ever seen. The sounds are clear, crisp and haunting. They are used to help relax the listener and indeed they do. I found myself extremely relaxed and in half sleep listening to them gently ring. You can get a set of these marvelous bells at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y81POIK?redirect=true&ref_=cfb_at_prodpg

Having the bowl and the bells are a dream come true. My son and I used to go to a store that sold items from artisans all over the world. The storekeeper showed us how to play the singing bowls and the bells. I knew then there was something very intriguing about the bells.

  I received my Singing Bowls and Tingsha Bells for free or a reduced price in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.

Video from You Tube: Meditation Singing Bowls

Sunday, July 12, 2015


Calibre Reacher Grabber
  You could say I am a connoisseur of grabbers, so to speak. I am handicapped and use a scooter, cannot bend or reach. I have had many grabbers which had to be replaced for one reason or another. One main reason is that the grip, the part you squeeze, that looks like a gun, hit the floor and cracked, or some mechanism inside the handle broke and could not be replaced. I have had grabbers that simply didn't grab. Why are they so expensive and break so easily?  This may be the end of buying grabbers for me.  I have bought my last grabber.

  It is the CALIBRE REACHER GRABBER PICKUP TOO made by Calibre Products Ltd.  The handle is not made of plastic but of a high grade mixture of rubber and plastic that makes it softer. It is better on the squeezing hand in that it does
pick up large objects of relative weight. You can pick up papers as well as slippery magazines as the grabber is made of the same rubber-like substance as the handle and that makes picking up slippery things much much easier! It length is approximately 32 inches and is just right for the things I need to reach. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE CALIBRE REACHER GRABBER PICKUP TOOL

 I didn't need as much pressure to clamp it around whatever you are trying to pick up. If it falls and hits a hard floor, it does not shatter or crack. The same is true of the grabbing end or claw.  The claw is uniquely engineered to twist and turn when you put it gently out of the rod. You can turn it whichever direction you need.  Best of all, it is reasonably priced.

I received this grabber free in exchange for an honest review of the product.  This is my honest opinion.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Neoprene CrossFitKneeSleeve

Aches, Pains, Knee, Ankle, Arm, Back---WE ALL GOT 'EM

The school year takes its toll, so does summer break. We do things that are not what we do everyday and suddenly we have a muscle where we didn't have one before and it is hallmarking it presence with major, nagging pain.

Or we stand most of our day at school or bending over student desks. We go home and we feel it. Or, we go on summer break, and because we stopped doing whatever we do, those muscles decide to let it be known that they are not happy.

What to do? What to do so you can go on and enjoy life?  Try a Crossfit Neoprene Sleeve.  My husband who did alot of walking, hiking and such suddenly slowed down, mostly because I am in need of an operation. He doesn't want to go without me is his cry. Awww sweet, right?  Well he developed a "bakers knee" which is a lump or sore muscle on the back of the calve. It's very painful. 

When I saw and read about the knee sleeve, I thought why not give it a try?   I got it and gave it to him to wear. He was reluctant at first (you know how men can be) and he tried it at night. Then he wore it by day. His knee became much more

bearable. His limping went away. He said it feels fine most days, and days when it does not feel right, he wears the Crossfit Knee Sleeve. 

Now, I see he is wearing it on the arm that has been aching him.  Again, he wears it mostly at night. It immobilizes his aching arm, and he is able to get some good sleep. He says his arm is now feeling much better. He wore it like a knee brace, but only on his arm.

This neoprene Crossfit Knee Sleeve has been amazing.  I highly recommend using these sleeves if you are experiencing pain. BUT AFTER YOU SEE YOUR DOCTOR, which my husband did.  They may just be the answer for your aches, pains and such. My husband now swears by them.




Trendmarketing describes this Neoprene product as follows:

 NEOPRENE KNEE SLEEVE provides Knee support & Knee protection for WEIGHTLIFTING, RUNNING, CROSSFIT. Best for Intermediate to Pro-training. Tried and Tested by Pro Athletes. FDA & CE Approved KNEE BRACE 5MM THICK.100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Sleeve fits either Right or left Knee. Unisex Design .

Size S & M

  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE 5MM THICK NEOPRENE MATERIAL : Provides stability and compression support that you need to Squat more, Run longer and Jump farther. Maintains its flexibility even in varying temperatures due to its long lasting and durable neoprene material.
     MAXIMUM COMFORT FITS PERFECTLY AND WONT SLIDE DOWN : Wear them for your favorite workouts like CrossFit, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Basketball for the extra support that this Knee Compression Sleeve provides as you exercise without feeling its presence even underneath your clothes.
     COMPLETE KNEE SUPPORT FOR COMPLEX KNEE MOVEMENTS & FITNESS REGIMES : Best knee brace sleeve for CrossFit, Basketball, Box jump, Double under, Weighttraining, Squats, Running, Long hours Trekking, Cycling and Lot more Sports and Activities
     ULTIMATE PROTECTION AND BETTER DESIGN : This orthopedic knee support sleeve offers additional compression that protects your Knees from injury and aids quick recovery. FDA and CE approved. Unisex design fits all.

Attention : Intermediate to advance athletes you need extra support that the REPGOD knee sleeve provides, it does help to hold the entire knee in place and prevents injury.

*Our customers have rated us 5 stars for the quality and the affordability that we provide on these sleeves.

Knee injury is the most common injury among CrossFit, Strongman, Weight training and Running athletes.

Lifting progressively heavier, literally grinds the kneecap onto itself. This is often the cause of progressive tendonitis... An injury like this will end your career don't take that chance.
Don't let injury put your career or passion for the sport set you back!!!
Are you looking for a perfect solution to protect your Knees and improve performance in your current sport? Then don't look back REPGOD Knee sleeves are professional grade and designed to fit most knees comfortably.

We have addressed the common issues that exists with sleeves available in the market:

-- Sleeve Material is very thin (2-4 MM thick) and does not provide complete knee support and protection.
--Sleeves slides up or down after long hours of use.
--The stitching around the sleeves are not tough enough to with stand multiple washes and Stability of the Sleeve.

REPGOD Sleeves are uniquely designed, tried and tested by professional athletes across CrossFit, Strongman and Weightlifting.

Size Chart:
Small = 30-34 cm
Medium = 34-38 cm
Large = 38-42 cm

-Measure circumference of the knee with your knee straight.
-If you are knee is between sizes we recommend a lower size for comfortable and Snug fit.
  • -Product sold as single piece and not as a pair.

If you are interested in trying a sleeve go to http://www.amazon.com/protection-WEIGHTLIFTING-Intermediate-Pro-training-Satisfaction/dp/B00U21XJDC/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1432328012&sr=8-9&keywords=knee+sleeve+for+weight+lifting

Try it for awhile and see if it helps you if even for a little while, so you can get some good sleep.

I was given this sleeve for free or a greatly reduced price in exchange for an honest review. This is my honest review. All opinions are my own.