We all have used eye pillows in yoga studios or may be have one at home... We all know that they block the light during savasana or meditation and make it more comfortable for the eye, especially when there is bright day light... But did you know that the eye pillows actually do so much more than simply blocking the light? There is even research that shows that 10 minutes use of an eye pillow daily, can help calm the body and mind, and noticeably reduce the stress levels.
Here in Yalo we are a big fan of eye pillows, so we decided to make natural, sustainable, eco-friendly eye pillows that you can happily use! Here is why eye pillows are the perfect prop for enhanced relaxation!
DARKNESS: The eye pillow has double casing made from cotton, which helps block out the light. The removal of light makes it easier for you to concentrate more in meditation or savasana. It can also help you fall asleep faster at night.
THE WEIGHT: The flaxseed and lavender seed filling creates soft pressure and just enough weight to help your nervous system to calm down by regulating your vagus nerve. Vagus nerve being part of the parasympathetic nervous system, is responsible for sending the body the relaxations signals, improving digestion, decreasing your blood pressure and heart rate, a phenomenon that's called oculocardiac reflex.
AROMATHERAPY: Our eye pillows contain lavender seeds and their scent is enhanced with a few drops of lavender essential oil to make them infused with aromatherapy! There are research that indicates that certain smells stimulate the nervous system and help you relax. Lavender is known for its calming effect and reducing anxiety and insomnia.