Something I come across quite often with Reiki sessions is how to time things without adding stress or clock watching. Let’s face it, you want to be able to focus on the work you are doing and on your client when giving a Reiki attunement. Even those learning Reiki could use a timer to help them with their meditation because it takes the busy thought of timing out of the equation and lets you focus on the meditation at hand.
I’ve come across a lot of timers geared towards use in alternative therapies and my favorite one so far is the Reiki Timer from Pearl Salubrion Enso. It has a lot of options and uses, and it runs on batteries, so you can take it anywhere. Use it as a more relaxed wake up alarm, in your yoga routine, meditations, teaching Reiki and doing your Reiki attunements and sessions for both yourself and others.
The Enso Pearl Timer has a number of uses and benefits:
- Yoga – helps to enhance your asana, meditation or pranayama due to its ability to be set in a way that mirrors your own flow of motion.
- Meditation – helps you to go deeper into your pose and breathing without having to worry about time, freeing up your ability to concentrate.
- Reiki – no more having to watch the clock during your Reiki sessions or practice. With the repeat timer you can set repeated 60 seconds, 5 minutes or any duration of time you require for your sessions.
- Therapy – therapeutic sessions are enriched with chimes that give you a subtle reminder at 50 minutes. Since there are no numbers to distract you, you can easily and calmly see your sessions progress by the timers Enso ring.
- Teaching – the use of a timer can bring structure to your teaching sessions, whether you are leading a yoga session, Reiki practice and attunements or giving an exam.
- Alarm Clock – the calming chimes of the Enso timer allow you to awake refreshed and calm in a peaceful transition process from sleeping to consciousness.
The Enso Circle
This innovative little tool from Salubrion uses the Japanese Enso, which means circle. The circle symbolizes elegance, enlightenment and the universe itself. With traditional methods the Enso is painted clockwise using a single brush stroke. This timer shows your time progress in a gradual circle that appears on its screen, It makes it easy to glance up and quickly know how much time you have left without having the distraction of having to focus on numerical digits.
Another aspect of the Enso Pearl Timer is its interval time settings, allowing you to create timers that are sequential and will run one after another to cover your overall session. For example, when using it for a yoga routine, you can set your time for each yoga position for however long you want to spend in that position, and then move on to the next until your full routine is done. The timer also gives you a repeat timing feature that you can use as a single timer with multiple repetitions. Or, you can use it like a stop watch to count up the time. You have the option to set the timer in hours, minutes and seconds too.
My favorite aspect of this timer are the soothing chimes that signal the end of each interval. You have 5 sounds to work with; a traditional alarm beep, a gong, chimes and 2 singing bowl sounds, one Japanese and one Tibetan. It also has a volume range between 1 and 9. The reproduction of the singing bowls sounds just like the real thing too.
Lastly, I like the convenience of being able to place the timer flat on the floor or being able to prop it up with its hinged stand that folds from out the back. It also comes with a nice carrying case.
It doesn’t just stop at those uses though! I’ve used it as a lovely alternative for timing cooking in the kitchen, time outs for children, and as a gentle reminder when I need to start on work or chores. I would definitely recommend having one of these Salubrion Reiki timers.