Yoga eye bags
Used for Savasana and restorative yoga eye bags give more benefit to the body than just shutting out the light. Ever wonder just why it feels so good to have a little weight on your eyelids?
Yoga Eye bags not only soothe your eyes after a long, tiring day at work but also benefit you in a couple of other ways. Here are a few…
1. yoga eye bags are not only designed to soothe and relax tired eyes but the aromatic effect of essential oils and herbs that are infused in the flax seeds help calm and rest the mind.
2. Flax seeds sewed in delicate muslin cloth of eye shaped frame ensures perfect amount of acupressure needed by the eye to revitalize and freshen the vision.
3. Essential oils and herbs that are used in our variants of eye pillows work for a particular therapeutic purpose. For e.g. Eucalyptus yoga eye bags is excellent for people suffering from headaches caused by cold and provides relief from sinus whereas Lavender yoga eye bags reduces anxiety and insomnia.
4. Common properties of eye pillows: Relieves irritated, itchy and burning eyes caused by over exposure to television, sitting in front of computer screens. Sedates the nerves, relaxes the mind and balances the body.
5. A slight refrigerated eye pillow cools the eyes further. Place the eye pillow in refrigerator prior to use in the sealed zip pouch.
Eye pillows have a reputation for being the new age version of snake oil: a little bit of flax, and a lot of money. Yet they may be one of our most powerful healing tools, especially when it comes to a balanced nervous system.
Your vagus nerve is one of twelve cranial nerves that originates in the brain, travels down the back of the neck and into the chest and heart, and then moves down into the abdomen and digestive tract.
When to use an eye bags:-
- Put one over your eyes or on your forehead when you lay down to sleep. This will help you fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep throughout the night.
- Use one at the end of your yoga practice during savasana for ultra relaxation.
- Pair it with your restorative yoga practice to deepen embodiment.
- Anytime you feel anxious, depressed, or stressed and can use a quick pick-me-up or more grounding.
Physiological Benefits of Eye Bags:
The flax seeds apply a gentle pressure on the eyeballs and contour perfectly to one’s face shape. This light pressure is known to lower heart rate, a phenomenon called the oculocardiac reflex.
It also stimulates the vagus nerve. The name “vagus” comes from the Latin term for “wandering.” This is because the vagus nerve wanders from the brain into organs in the neck, chest, and abdomen.
The vagus nerve has a long list of responsibilities: regulates heart rate, regulates digestion, and it’s the primary medium through which our belly brain regulates mood.
It’s the main communicator to our rest-and-digest system, which helps us to relax more deeply. It also elicits our tend-and-befriend system, enabling us to reach out, socialize, and build connections with others.
This is a critical factor in long-term stress resilience and, research shows, in happiness. Using eye pillows is a quick way to stimulate the vagus nerve.
In addition, eye bags offer several other benefits:
- Gentle pressure applied by flaxseeds not only relaxes tired eyes, but the aromatic effect of essential oils and herbs infused in the flax seeds calms the mind too
- Flaxseeds allow the eye pillow to perfectly fit the shape of your face
- Research shows that inhaling certain essential oils such as lavender may influence brain chemicals involved in controlling sleep
- Relieves irritated, itchy and burning eyes caused by over exposure to television, phones and computer screens
- Eye pillows can be heated in the zip pouch for deeper relaxation and can be refrigerated for rejuvenation and revitalisation