Automatic Zen Garden – Mesmerizing and Meditative Piece for Your Home or Office
In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, finding ways to unwind and relax has become increasingly important. One solution is the Automatic Zen Garden, a unique and fascinating mini zen garden that brings the beauty and tranquility of a traditional Zen garden into the modern world.
What is an automatic zen garden?
Automatic zen garden (sometimes called “automatic sand drawing machine”) is a small table garden that consists of only sand and a metal ball. What makes it special is the magnetic mechanism beneath the sand layer that allows the ball to move in specific patterns, creating different Zen patterns in the sand automatically. You can choose the patterns via a phone app, sit back and watch the mesmerizing patterns emerge.
Best automatic zen gardens
Homedics Drift Sandscape – Automatic Zen Garden
Watch as mesmerizing patterns come to life automatically.
The homedics drift sandscape is a conversation piece. It's the first thing people notice in your home or office. It brings calmness, amazement and fun.
The product is elegantly built and is very sturdy as well as beautiful. The automatic patterns can be selected from a phone app. It also enables you to schedule different patterns for different moments. It helps create a certain type of atmosphere for every part of the day.
Price range: Luxury ($$$)
Benefits of automatic zen gardens
The benefits of an automatic zen garden are very similar to the benefits of traditional mini zen gardens. To recap the linked article, the main benefits of a traditional mini zen garden are: Stress reduction and relaxation, Enhancing creative flow and Improving mindfulness.
In addition to the traditional benefits, the automatic zen garden provides one unique benefit above all:
Act as a conversational piece
An Automatic Zen Garden is not just beneficial for your mental health and well-being, it can also serve as a beautiful conversational piece for your home or office. Its simple and elegant design can enhance the decor of any space, and its calming effects can create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
One of my friends got an automatic zen garden for her psychology practice. She told me it helps a lot in starting a session. The patient can look at the sand patterns and reflect on herself and the pressure of silence is removed. She also lets her patients to choose some sand patterns during the session and told me it builds trust and calms their nervousness.
I have one in my living room and any visitor I get, is fascinated about it and asks about it. It’s like an art piece you can demonstrate and it steers the conversation in a direction you are passionate about.
Video of a homemade automatic zen garden in action.
Using an automatic zen garden
Using an Automatic Zen Garden is very simple. All you need to do is set it up, choose your preferred pattern via a phone app, and watch the patterns emerge. It’s a hands-free process, which means you can just sit back and relax while the Zen garden does its work.