The Z post for #26Tech A-Z Challenge features one beautiful iOS app – iZen Garden.
iZen Garden is a beautiful app to both look at and listen to.
Every day when you start iZen Garden(TM), you’ll be greeted with your “Daily Zen” – a tiny bit of Zen Wisdom to help put you in the right state of mind. A relaxing ambient soundtrack plays in the background. You select a bonsai tree, some stones, some leaves from the over 100 objects included. You rake, creating beautiful circular ripples in the sand. When it’s finished, you can fire up the meditation timer and sit in quiet contemplation, or even better, share your beautiful creation with your friends and family on Twitter, or through Email.
- Available for iPhone and iPAD.
- 100 different stones and shells and things, all rotatable and scalable.
- 9 different ambient soundtracks
- 300 zen wisdom messages
- meditation and sleep timers
- save to gallery and share via social media or email
- 5% of pre-tax purchases are given to The Tibet fund.
A Zen App Alternative : Personal Zen (iOS)
Personal Zen recently found popularity via a LifeHacker article on the app.
The app, for iOS, is free, and claims playing the little game can reduce stress and anxiety within 25 minutes of usage.
The game is based on an emerging cognitive treatment for anxiety called attention-bias modification training (ABMT). In the game, this means tracing your finger on a path towards a smiley zen face. It comes with some attributions from researchers in the ‘Clinical Psychological Science‘ journal, so considering it’s price, may be worth a download.
Appstore: Personal Zen app
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