Choose a Soothing Chime Timer for Your Mindfulness Practice - Utgarwa Beauty
“Mindfulness” is the spiritual practice of being aware of your present moment. World famous Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh has developed the use of a bowl-gong in a practice he calls the “mindfulness bell.” When you hear the sound of the mindfulness bell, you are invited to take a moment to breathe in and out and center yourself in the present. This practice allows the sound of the bowl-gong to periodically connect you to the peace and tranquility that resides inside you right now. This delightful practice reduces stress and improves your overall health.
Mindfulness practice, is increasingly being employed in Western psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions.
Scientific research into mindfulness generally falls under the umbrella of positive psychology. Research has been ongoing over the last twenty or thirty years, with a surge of interest over the last decade in particular. In 2011, The Natural Institute for Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) released the findings of a study wherein magnetic resonance images of the brains of 16 participants 2 weeks before and after mindfulness meditation practitioners, joined the meditation program were taken by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Bender Institute of Neuroimaging in Germany, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It concluded that “..these findings may represent an underlying brain mechanism associated with mindfulness-based improvements in mental health. [From Wikipedia]
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The Zen Timepiece can serve as a mindfulness bell in two ways: it can be set to strike on the hour (providing an hourly moment of stillness), or it can be set to strike at a programmed interval, such as every 20 minutes, or even every three hours.
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