Boulder, CO (PressExposure) May 02, 2012 -- Now & Zen, Inc., headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, announces its beautiful bamboo timers for the practice of yoga or meditation. Now & Zen's yoga timers feature an acoustic chime, which is set in a slender bamboo box. When the box's hinged lid is closed, the product 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. The secret to the bamboo yoga timer's unique quality is its long-resonating acoustic chime, which produces a beautiful clear tone when sounded by the product's internal striking mechanism. Moreover, the product features a pre-programmed ten-minute chime progression sequence that brings a gradual and graceful end to practice sessions. In its alternative use as an alarm clock, the progression sequence provides a wonderful way to wake up. When the pre-programmed chime progression sequence is initiated in either the timer or alarm clock function, the chime is initially struck just one. Then automatically, it strikes again in three minutes then in two minutes then one minute providing a pre-programmed sequence of chimes that provides a "progressive awakening."
Now & Zen introduced its original chiming clock, called The Zen Alarm Clock, in 1996, but according to company founder and president, Steve McIntosh, these bamboo yoga timers are the most beautiful of all their designs. Im really proud of the form, function, and sustainability profile of our bamboo Zen Clock/Timer, its our greenest product yet, said McIntosh. The bamboo Zen Clock/Timer is available in either a seven inch long "B tone" or a nine inch long "E tone."
The wood used in all Now & Zen products is sustainably grown on tree farms, and the company operates according to a strict policy of environmental sustainability for all its operations. However, the introduction of the companys bamboo line sets a new standard for sustainability. Bamboo, which is a species of grass, is a very green material for making clock bodies. Compared to a hardwood forest the same size, bamboo produces 30% more oxygen and twenty times the biomass yield. Bamboo can be harvested annually after the first five to seven years without replanting, compared to twenty-five to fifty years for trees, which then need to be replanted in bare soil. Moreover, Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant on the planet, and its qualities of oxygen production, carbon sequestering, and water and soil retention make it one of the worlds most sustainable commodities as well.
Now & Zen markets its products internationally through third-party retail stores and catalogs. It also sells directly to consumers through its website and Boulder headquarters store. The company's philosophy is expressed by its tag line: quality of thought, stillness of being. Now & Zen's complete line of natural lifestyle products can be seen at: http://www.now-zen.com, or by calling the company to request a catalog.