Chakra Balancing Eco Friendly Yoga Mat specially designs for Chakra meditation and Yoga, and healing. Chakra Balancing Eco Friendly Yoga Mat is made in natural Khusa Grass and covered with jute & cotton thread.
A traditional type of yoga mat is the one made with grass and is called "Kush mat". It is said that "Kush " allows the yogi to maintain that serene state of mind without being affected by the adversity of the environment surrounding him. Kusha, whose name signifies sharp in the sense of acute, is the root for the Sanskrit word for "expert," kosala. The sanctity of dhurba, also known as kusha grass, is as old as the Indian Gods. All kind of evil forces like, ghosts, spirits, demons,etc.keep away from the place where it is used. This is considered to be the holiest of all the thirthas here,and is believed to be the spot where Gowtama Rishi finally secured Ganga on earth by spreading the Kusha or the Durva grass around her.Kusha grass is considered purifying, and rings woven of it are sometimes worn in worship to keep the hands ritually pure.It is also a remarkable insulator,both physically and metaphysically.Kusha mats can also be used with a blanket on top for sleeping on damp ground in bitterly cold weather.
The sanctity of dharba or kusha,is as old as the Indian gods.Puranas tell how Vishnu assumed the form of the Cosmic Tortoise (Skt. kurma) whose shell served to support Mandara, the mountain that served as a dasher in the churning of the Sea of Milk. As the mountain rotated, several hairs were rubbed from the tortoise's back.With time, they washed ashore and became Kusha.
Later,when the amrita (nectar) was obtained and distributed among the gods, some drops fell on the grass which further sanctified it imbuing it with healing properties. Therefore, in the tradition hair-cutting of Vaishnava toddlers, the hair is touched with kusha before it is cut. It was used as a ritual seat as far back as the Vedas, and the Bhagavad Gita (ch. 6) stipulates that, covered with a skin and a cloth, it is the appropriate seat for meditation.Therefore, it was one of the first offerings made to the Buddha.
- Handcrafted mat from natural grass (Kusha grass).
- Traditional hand weaving technique using cotton yarn.
- Eco friendly and washable.
- Sleek and light weight.
- Compact, foldable.
- Available in variety of colors and sizes.
- Helps connect with the earth energy easily, thus balancing the root chakra.
- Ideal for use during Yoga, meditation, beaches, Spas and Religions institutions.
Yoga mats are used as an aid during the practice of hatha yoga to prevent hands and feet slipping during asana practice. The alluring combination of natural Khusa and cotton threading indulges your soft side and inspires you to deepen your practice.
Make: Made from natural Khusa
Dimensions: 62 inches (L) x 22 inches (W) (157 x 56 cm) approx
Weight: 2.5 kgs approx
NOTE: The border color of the mats may vary from the pictures shown for the product.