Once you experience the Zen Timepiece's progressive tones, you'll never want to meditate any other way. It serves as the perfect meditation timer.
When you focus on new details in everyday activities and encounters, you’re much more engaged, are viewed as more genuine, and, consequently, are more attractive to others. In a study by Ellen Langer, PhD, a Harvard psychologist and author of The Power of Mindful Learning, participants were asked to sell magazines either mindfully or mindlessly. Everyone memorized a sales pitch so they could recite it by rote. One group was asked to repeat the pitch verbatim with each new customer (i.e., mindlessly); the other group was told to change the script in subtle ways, such as pausing in different places (i.e., mindfully), so that only they knew how it differed each time. When the customers were asked their opinions of the salespeople, they judged the script changers (the mindful group) as more charismatic, says Langer.
A recent study from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill found that mindfulness techniques improve personal relationships as well. Couples who completed separate 8-week courses in traditional mindfulness-based techniques felt significantly more satisfied with their relationships than before; they also reported less stress within the relationship. These results were still in effect 3 months
It's exquisite sounds summon your consciousness out of your meditative state with a series of subtle gongs.
Try This Technique: Say Hello–Mindfully (10 minutes)
The next time you get together with good friends, make every effort to notice new details about them (what they’re wearing, the color of their eyes) and observe their physical reaction to you–and yours to them. Do you feel yourself retreating or opening toward the others? Do you sense they’re defensive, or eager to foster greater intimacy? Later, take a few moments to review what you’ve learned and how that new info has altered your perceptions of your friends.
Live in the Moment
Use our unique “Zen Clock” which functions as a Yoga & Meditation Timer. It features a long-resonating acoustic chime that brings your meditation or yoga session to a gradual close, preserving the environment of stillness while also acting as an effective time signal. Our Yoga Timer & Clock can be programmed to chime at the end of the meditation or yoga session or periodically throughout the session as a kind of sonic yantra. The beauty and functionality of the Zen Clock/Timer makes it a meditation tool that can actually help you “make time” for meditation in your life. Bring yourself back to balance.
adapted from Prevention by By Nicola Nieburg
It serves as the perfect meditation timer. Available in 5 wood styles, including bamboo.
Now & Zen – The Gong Meditation Timer & Clock Store
1638 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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