How to Use An Eye Pillow for Stress Relief & Sleep

August 02, 2017

How to Use An Eye Pillow for Stress Relief & Sleep

Lavender has long been used in aromatherapy rituals around the world. For over 2500 years this beautiful and fragrant flower has been linked to relaxation and stress relief. From ancient Egypt to the Victorian era to modern day, lavender has been used in everything from perfumes and sachets to antiseptics, cooking and tea.

 When used as a fill for a silk eye pillow, Lavender can relieve headaches, soothe tired muscles, aid in meditation and help improve sleep. According to Bo Forbes, an integrative yoga therapist, an “eye pillow is one of the most powerful tools for healing, health and happiness.”*

Here are three ways to use your eye pillow for medicinal and meditative purpose.

Quiet your mind

Let’s be honest, whether you’re going for total relaxation with the savasana pose or practicing meditation, sometimes it’s hard to block out all of the distractions and keep your anxious mind from wandering. A lavender and flaxseed eye pillow will not only help block out the light, but the antioxidants in lavender can help lower your stress hormones and create a calm and peaceful atmosphere to help you let go. This can also be used to prepare your mind and body for a long and restful night’s sleep.

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 Reduce puffy eyes with a cold compress

Relieve tired and strained eyes caused by a long day staring at screens. Using the sealed zip pouch that came with your eye pillow simply put the pillow in the fridge or freezer for 20-30 minutes. Rest the soft and cool pillow on your eyes for 10-20 minutes and let the essence of lavender calm your mind.

Relieve achy muscles with heat therapy

Don’t let the word “eye” fool you into believing you can only use the pillow for your eyes. With the therapeutic properties of lavender and the flexible shape, it’s easy to adapt the pillow for use anywhere you need a little relief. Just warm the pillow in the microwave for 30-60 seconds and apply it to the painful area, such as your stiff neck or sore knee. Just make sure it’s not too hot before you place it on your skin.

Products featuring a lavender & flaxseed eye pillow:

 

 

*Source:

https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/happiness-toolkit-eye-pillow-stress-rx





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