A miniature Zen garden can create a feeling of space in your home or office - or impart a sense of order and a spirit of tranquility and calm.
The gardens are a means to discover the sources and strengths of our natural humanity which according to Zen teaching, is poised, calm, sincere and capable of facing all matters in life with calmness and perfect composure.
This little Zen garden encourages you to create or just play. It reflects your inner feelings through and designs and patterns you rake. That is when small things take on bigger resonance, when we have the chance to glimpse the meaning of the world in a grain of sand, for it has been framed in majestic simplicity. It will bring stillness to your nerves, let your mind float, sweeten your soul, or like a book reach down into some deeper earthiness of your more secret nature.
Behind this miniature garden lies centuries of disciplined striving and spiritual development.For the Japanese it is an instrument of meditation and relaxation - in the West it is regarded as a stress reliever. Japanese miniature gardens make the stress levels slip away - promoting better health and wellbeing.
Yin and Yang are the underlying principles of Chinese philosophy and medicine. Good health is believed to come from a balance of Yin (negative, dark, and feminine) and Yang (positive, bright, and masculine).