Meditation Cushion “Flower of Life”
Flower of life meditation cushion: protection, clarity, harmony, supposedly absorbs radiation, stands for grounding.is supposed to generate positive vibrations.
Meditation Cushion “Flower of Life”and the way of use
Our meditation cushion Flower of Life is generously filled with organic buckwheat. Thanks to an inner cushion cover, you can remove and wash the outer one. Both pillowcases are made of organic cotton.
The anatomical benefits of our Flower of Life meditation cushion:
As soon as you stay in meditation for a longer period of time, a meditation cushion or yoga bolster is indispensable. Due to the slightly elevated position in which you sit, your spine and thus your back are relieved. It also relieves your joints. This allows your breathing and prana to flow better. Furthermore, you should always make sure that your hip joints are positioned higher than your knees. This makes sitting for longer periods of time more comfortable.
In our western world we are not used to sitting cross-legged, lotus or shin-sitting. Therefore, caution is generally advised. Sitting for too long in any of the positions just mentioned can damage your meniscus or even your cartilage. In general, the rule of thumb is: if something doesn’t feel right, change your sitting position.
The right choice of meditation cushion:
On the one hand, the height of your meditation cushion depends on your flexibility and the mobility of your hips. On the other hand, it also depends on your preferred sitting position and, of course, simply on how comfortable you feel. In general, your pelvis should tilt slightly forward. This will give you a straighter spine. In general, it is recommended to start with a height of 20 cm or more. When you are more experienced, you can reduce the height.
Other uses of our meditation cushion Flower of Life :
A meditation cushion is not only suitable for meditation. It can also improve your posture in the home office. And playfully open your hips and feel your way to the lotus position.
Various seating options Meditation cushion:
Vajrasana or heel sit:
Vajrasana, also known as Thunderbolt Pose or Diamond Pose, is a kneeling position in which your calves lie next to your thighs. However, there is also a variation in which you sit on your shins and feet.
In Virasana Toesquat you stretch your toes. However, when you sit in Thunderbolt or Virasana, you stretch your ankle and upper foot. This seat makes you long in the spine. Consciously bring your shoulders back. Be careful to keep your feet together. Your hips are doing an internal rotation. When doing this position your torso is involved but also your groin and hip flexor as well as your pelvis.
In Vajrasana you activate your Vajra Nadi. In yoga philosophy it is believed that if you can consciously control this nadi, it can give you a lot of power. This is because your mind is said to be able to activate sexual energy.
Sukhasana or cross-legged sitting
From an anatomical point of view, cross-legged sitting helps you by lifting your chest and ribcage. In addition, your hips rotate outwards.
Your sitting bones take the weight of the body. In addition, your knees rotate outwards.
In addition, your spine is lifted and stretched upwards. In summary, the hip flexors, gluteal muscles, pelvic floor and trunk are involved while your spine is relieved.
In addition to the Sukhasana pose, there is also the Swastikasana variation. Here your body experiences a deeper flexion of your ankles, knees and inner hip rotation.
Agnistambhasana – Firelog
If we translate from Sanskrit “agni” means fire. Furthermore, “stambh” translated means statue. Hence the translation into English is “Firelog”.
The stretch targets both the hips and the knees.
Often we feel that one side of our body is more elastic. This is due to the fact that nowadays our bodies are sometimes exposed to one-sided stresses. Through regular practice of the Firelog position, the symmetry of our body can be balanced. This benefits your hips, pelvis and knees.
The lotus position got its name because it embodies a lotus flower. This is because when the lotus seat is in your practice, you will have an upright posture in this position. In addition, the steady position makes it easier for you to receive energy. Moreover, your chakras can flow better.
By the way, “Padma” means “lotus”.
or lotus seat
When you have become accustomed to sitting on your sitting bones and can do this for a long time without any problems, then one day the lotus will be the goal. Until you reach the lotus, it takes more or less patience and training to open the hips, depending on the situation. Practising the lotus position benefits not only your spine but also your hips and ankles. Start slowly and try to increase the time a little at a time. The aim would be to sit in this position for longer periods of time without any problems.
Quality of the meditation cushion Flower of Life :
Our manufacturer has the globally recognised “GOTS” seal of quality. This stands for organic textiles that have been grown sustainably. Furthermore, they are processed and shipped in a sustainable way. Furthermore, fair working conditions are guaranteed.
You can wash your meditation cushion at 30 C, even in cold wash mode. If possible, please refrain from adding chemical cleaning agents. Instead, use biodegradable detergents. See also this PDF file on ecological laundry washing and sustainable detergents. We have compiled these two brochures from the Federal Environment Agency into one PDF for you:
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- See also the following link “The differences between the Oeko Tex and GOTS certifications”. https://yoga-shop-online.ch/unsere-motivation/
- By the way, we also have yoga mats made of organic cotton in our range. https://yoga-shop-online.ch/produkt/organische-baumwoll-matte-blau/
|Dimensions||33 × 13 cm|
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