Utamaro Kitagawa, Bijin Combing Her Hair, 1750-1806
The key to create a wind-down period before bedtime is to create some space between your busy day and sleep time. “You can’t just work until 9 at night, and then stick your head on the pillow and fall asleep,” Khalsa says. So turn off the television, computer, and radio. Cut down on or eliminate evening classes and exercise that leaves you feeling amped up.
When you come home, honor this transition by playing relaxing music, lighting candles, or putting on your favorite pajamas and set your Zen Alarm Clock. Think of the yoga precept of pratyahara: Withdraw your senses in order to turn inward.
Our unique “Zen Clock” features a long-resonating acoustic chime that brings the meditation session to a gradual close, preserving the environment of stillness while also acting as an effective time signal.
adapted from yogajournal.com ‘Sweet Slumber’ by Nora Isaacs
Zen Alarm Clock for a Gentle Awakening with a Bowl Gong
Now & Zen’s Chime Timer
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