Solid Walnut B Tone Digital Zen Alarm Clock
The Walnut Digital Zen Alarm Clock wakes you gently and gradually with a series of acoustic chimes. The clock is set in a slender, solid walnut box, and when the box's hinged lid is closed, it looks like a simple calligraphy brush box or other diminutive decorative item. But open the lid to find a sophisticated digital clock/timer that can be set as an alarm clock, countdown timer, interval timer, or hour chime. When the Zen Clock’s alarm is triggered, the acoustic chime bar is struck just once … 3-1/2 minutes later it strikes again … chime strikes become more frequent over 10 minutes … eventually striking every 5 seconds until shut off (the progression sequence is illustrated below left). As they become more frequent, the gentle chimes will always wake you up—your body really doesn’t need to be awakened harshly; with a Zen Clock you’re awakened more gradually and thus more naturally.
In addition to use its use a peaceful alarm clock, The Digital Zen Clock also serves as a timer for yoga, meditation, bodywork, or any practice. It can be programmed to countdown to zero and chime, or to strike its chime repeatedly at any set interval. It can also be set to chime once every hour on the hour as a ‘mindfulness chime.’ The image above shows the clock with the lid both open and closed. For more about its function, click on "Product Details," at left.
Benefits of an Aesthetically Sophisticated Practice Timer
Spiritual practices such as meditation or yoga are best done in an environment of beauty and tranquility. And the clock/timer you use for your practice can make a real difference in creating such an environment. But using a timer with artificial, recorded gongs or bells that come out of a plastic box can be less than ideal. Zen Clocks are unlike any other meditation timers on the market because they use real, natural acoustic sounds produced by long-resonating, hand tuned chimes. Moreover, Zen Clocks are made with sustainable natural hardwoods, so they are as beautiful to see as they are to hear.
For practicing yoga, it is useful to have a timer that can be set to chime repeatedly at a set interval, like every 30 seconds. A repeating chime can help guide you through your practice, signaling you to change your position periodically. Now & Zen's Digital Zen Clock features a countdown timer with a chime that can be set to strike at any continuous interval, which is perfect for yoga practice. At Now & Zen, our goal is "quality of thought, stillness of being."