Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Singing Bowl Meditation

Take some time out to relax to the sounds from crystal bowls at Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm. The sounds are calming and induce a sense of peacefulness, taking the listener out of ordinary reality into a relaxed state that goes beyond the physical body. Sandee Conroy and Peter Olsen, both sensitive and accomplished musicians, will summon the mixed tones and harmonics inherent to seven quartz crystal singing bowls combining them into a mesmerizing tapestry of sound.

According to Ms. Conroy, regular listening to crystal bowls is a powerful, but gentle way to balance the hemispheres of the brain, tune and re-harmonize the molecular structure, and strengthen the mind, body and natural immune defense system. They help radiate out the negative energy and stress of today’s hectic lifestyles which keep our bodies out of balance and restrict their ability to function at fullest potential.

“Using sound to evoke ‘the relaxation response’ is one of the simplest, non-invasive ways to promote harmony within the body,” she says. “Bowls effectively bring sort of a hypnotic state of consciousness, which opens the door to the inner world quickly and swiftly. They help to restructure disharmonies on the non-physical level, promoting healing on the physical plane. The sounds produced by singing bowls are rhythmic and soothing. They come and go, again and again. Even though they may seem monotonous, the beauty of the intricate sound patterns they produce makes them fascinating. Tibetan Monks have used metal singing bowls for centuries. We now make these bowls from quartz crystal which produce a greater purity of tone as quartz acts as an oscillator and magnifies the tone.”

Participants can sit in a chair or bring a mat to lie on. There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is required. Register online at and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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