27 October 2010

Yantra Mat - Help Yourself!

My Dear Friends,

The benefits to the Yantra Mat are substantial.  I've only had mine for about a week and I feel so much better already.  The Yantra Mat helps with fatigue, stress, headaches, tension and even helps you sleep better.

What happens is when you lay on the mat, 8,820 acupressure points increase your blood flow, which will improve circulation.  Additionally, you will begin to feel more relaxed after just a few minutes and have a stronger focus and sense of clarity.

Studies have shown that acupressure may even induce the release of endorphins and oxytocin, the body’s own pain-relieving and happiness hormones. And there is some evidence that it increases metabolism as well.

Here are some more detailed instructions on how to use the mat properly, from the Yantra Mat website:

To Begin:

Carefully lie down on your Yantra Mat. Distribute your weight evenly over the contact points. For the first few minutes, you will likely experience discomfort; this will subside. Breathe deeply and remain still.
Certain conditions can make our skin more sensitive. The Yantra Mat should not feel painful. If it does hurt, place a thin sheet between your body and the mat. After a period of time, try using the Yantra Mat without a protective layer.

Days 1-4

We recommend about 10 minutes of use. You'll recognize the Yantra Mat’s effects right away, but they may develop once you start using the mat more frequently. Some people fall asleep on the mat. Others get an energy boost immediately after use.

Days 5-14

We recommend about 20 minutes of use, preferably at bedtime. If you fall asleep, that’s okay. Avoid watching the clock (set an alarm if you must). The most important thing is to relax. It doesn’t matter if your total time on the mat is more than 20 minutes. Remove the mat when you wake up and go back to sleep. Eventually, you’ll feel that you awake more refreshed and energized for the day ahead.

After 14 days

By this time, you will have learned a lot about the Yantra Mat and its effects on your body/mind. Try 20-40 minutes, or more. You can lie on the mat as long as you like. We suggest using the mat daily, although some people use it less often.

Getting Started
As you've read, you can help yourself feel better by just using the Yantra Mat once a day or so.  The mat offers a "hurts so good" feeling, which feels like laying on a prickly surface, but one that relaxes at the same time.  It was reminiscent of a deep tissue massage, and I honestly felt so much better after each use.  

My favorite way to use the mat is to lay on the floor, rolling out the mat and laying where my butt touches the bottom of the mat and the top of the mat ends at my shoulders.  I put a small pillow under my head and then I start to relax.  Sometimes I even forget I'm using the mat, I'm just that comfortable!

You can get a Yantra Mat directly from their website for only $49, and it comes with a free storage/carrying case!  You can choose from purple, green or black.  Other options include the Yantra Kit which contains a belt, pillow and rings for your fingers!

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