Overview of the Yantra Mat
The Yantra Mat is the original acupressure mat. With over 8820 individual points, the mat is designed to provide stress relief, pain relief and more through stimulation of the body’s acupressure points and increased circulation. Similar to the ancient tradition of the “bed of nails”, the Yantra mat invites you to lay down and relax, encouraging you to clear your mind, center your mind and body, and let the stress of the day melt away.
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The Yantra Mat is great for:
- Lower back pain
- Providing an overall sense of calm
- Pulled Muscles
Also be sure to check out the Yantra Kit, which includes a pillow, belts and acupressure rings.
Using your Yantra Mat
Ease yourself down onto the mat, making sure to lay with even weight across the points of the mat. These first few minutes may be uncomfortable, but it subsides quickly. Keep breathing and remain still. The mat should not be painful, but if you find that the sensation is too intense, a thin sheet or t-shirt can be used for the first few uses.
For the first few days, 10 minutes of use at a time should provide a good lead in for using the mat. The effects of the mat may happen right away, or it may take you a few sessions to notice how it makes you feel. The effects should become more apparent the more you use the mat.
After about 5 days of use, increase your time on the mat to about 20 minutes at a time, and aim to use it before bed. It is fine to fall asleep on the mat, and happens to many users of it. If you fall asleep, just remove the mat when you wake up and go back to sleep.
After 2 weeks, you will have learned more about how the mat works on your body and mind. Some people find it makes them sleepy, others find it gives them an energy boost, and others still love the mat for it’s pain and stress relieving abilities. At this point, lay on the mat as long as you like, although we recommend using it daily if possible, for maximum effect.
To best activate acupressure points along the spine, lay on a flat surface such as a floor or bed, with a pillow under the neck. This position is best for addressing neck and back issues. To really get into the lower back, try bending you knees as in the image above. This position helps increase contact between the points on the mat and the lower back.
To loosen tightness in the diaphragm, stomach and respiratory muscles, gently lay on the mat on your stomach. This position may also increase metabolism.
To loosen tension in the buttocks or lumbar region, sit on the mat in a chair. This is especially useful at the office. Roll the mat and place it behind the lower back for relief from hours of sitting in an uncomfortable office chair.
If you suffer from tight jaw muscles or a stiff neck, then you may want to use the mat on your cheek or neck. As this area may be more sensitive than others, gently lay your face or neck on the mat and use a thin sheet if required. This position is great for head and jaw aches. Try under the neck, just where it connects to the skull for the treatment of tension headaches.
Materials & Care
The Yantra Mat itself is made of 100% cotton, while the spike flowers are made of 100% non-toxic ABS plastic.
Mats come in an easy to use and carry bag. Just roll up the mat when not in use and place it in the bag.
Before cleaning, remove the foam pad from the center of the mat. Using a mild dishwashing liquid or soap, carefully hand wash the mat by hand and let it air or drip dry.
Travelling with the Yantra Mat is easy. By removing the foam pad from the center, it can easily be tucked into a suitcase or backpack. Just place it directly on a mattress when you need to use it. This is the easiest way to keep the mat with you while you travel.