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5 New Positions to Try Out On Your Acupressure Mat

Posted by James Oakley on
5 New Positions to Try Out On Your Acupressure Mat

Every yogi needs an Acupressure mat. After a long session, you can unwind and soothe your sore muscles. Acupressure is like having access to a deep tissue massage in your own home, available every day!

Acupressure is a holistic way to help soothe aches, and pains, release tension and aid in relaxation. Feel like a zen goddess, after spending twenty minutes on your mat.

How Does An Acupressure Mat Work?

Our Acupressure mat works in a similar way to the ancient art of acupuncture.  Acupressure works by applying pressure to various points of the body whereas acupuncture uses needles. Acupressure restores balance to the body’s energy flow. The gentle, painless pressure of the mat allows the body to relax and release endorphins.

Acupressure mats are an amazing way to relax at home, helping with any tension in your body. No need to book in for a fancy massage, when you have the amazing Yogi Bare Acupressure Mat!

How Do You Use An Acupressure Mat?

Using an Acupressure mat is really simple, you can just lie down on it. You will get a better overall sensation if it is skin contact, so the points can directly soothe your skin and muscles.

The mat can be used as little or as much as you want, you can use it for 5 minutes or sit on it whilst you are watching your favourite TV show.

Just take the time to find what position works for you and you feel great in.

Here Are Five 5 Acupressure Mat Positions For You To Try Out

Although laying down on an acupressure mat may be the most popular way to use it, did you know that an acupressure mat can be used to target many other areas of the body? 

Lay On Your Back Or As We Like To Call it Savasana

Place your mat on a flat surface and lay down, make sure that the entire surface of your back is on the mat. If you want to feel more pressure against your lower back, simply bend your knees. This will relieve pain between your shoulder blades and even in the small of your back. Lay back and practice being in a state of zen in acupressure heaven.

Flip Over & Lay On Your Stomach

Don’t be afraid to lay on your stomach! It won’t hurt, we promise. Place your stomach flat on the mat, with your arms crossed under your head or on your side. This will give you an all-over feeling of relaxation.

Lay On Your Side

Place your mat on a flat surface and lay down on your side, making sure that the mat is positioned under your hip and thigh. This is great for relieving tension in your hips and increasing blood flow to your thighs. Just curl up and take a little acupressure nap.

Place the mat on a chair

You can sit on the mat, place it on the chair or sofa and sit down for hours if you want. You can increase the sensation this way by pushing back against the back of the chair or leaning down to your toes, to increase the sensation in your thighs. This position is great for providing relaxation during your favourite show, or even take it to work.

Stand on the mat

Place your mat on the floor and stand on it, preferably with bare feet. After a while, gently lift one foot up, this will increase the amazing effects of the mat on the various pressure points of your foot. Why not try out tree pose.

Acupressure Pillow

The Acupressure pillow is amazing for releasing neck and shoulder tension. Place the pillow under the curve of your neck and distribute the pressure along your neck and shoulders. This is perfect for anyone who works at a desk and has tight shoulders or ‘techs neck.’

 

The Benefits of Acupressure

The benefits of acupressure is its ability to soothe pain and reduce stress, by laying down on the mat just for twenty minutes, it acts as a deep soft tissue massage, helping with fatigue and sore muscles.  

Acupressure mats have amazing healing properties and when used consistently can help to relieve any tension from your body and will provide you with an overall sense of well-being.

Everyone should make an acupressure mat a staple in their wellness routine.  After a long yoga session, save some time and hop your paws off your yoga mat and onto your acupressure mat!

Why not try using the acupressure mat in your yoga practice? Maybe try warrior pose or downward dog, go crazy and then relax in savasana!

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