Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Favorites: Barefoot Yoga Co. Meditation Pillow

I received this meditation pillow as a gift for my birthday this past year. This meditation pillow is perfect for sitting in Sukhasana (Easy Seated Pose) or Siddhasana (Accomplished/Perfect Pose).

When I am not using the pillow for meditation purposes, I love to take the pillow with me to kirtans, yoga workshop lectures, or even use it at home to sit at the coffee table.

This beautiful Barefoot Yoga Co. Meditation Pillow is purple with green print. The pillow is beautifully garnished with the Gayatri Mantra written in sanskrit.

The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most ancient mantras. "Gayatri is a mantra of physical, emotional, and mental healing, purifying the subtle karmas, protection from the onslaught of obstacles, and of spiritual awakening or Self-realization. " (www.swamij.com)

Below is the Gayatri Mantra in sanskrit and english:

Aum Bhur Bhuva Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat

On the absolute reality and its planes,
On that finest spiritual light,
We meditate, as remover of obstacles
That it may inspire and enlighten us.