An Eye Pillow mask is a wonderful tool that can be used to help a person alleviate daily stress and allow them gain a sense of peace and relaxation. An Eye pillow is typically a small bag filled with flax seeds, beads or gel beads that is placed over your eyes when you lie on your back. There are many eye pillow benefits that will help with sleep and tranquility.
Feeling a little tense, stressed or fatigued? I know the perfect remedy………..cover your eyes with an eye pillow and take a little break. The benefits of using an eye pillow are SIMPLY amazing.
Yep, simple as that! Simple, but challenging. Challenging because most of us think that just sitting and doing NOTHING is a waste of time and non-productive. When it is actually the best thing we can do. Isn’t it funny that the things that could help us the most we dismiss because it seems too easy. Many of us have these inner beliefs that things have to be difficult, cost a lot of money, or take a lot of time for them to be effective. Well, taking a few minutes to cover your eyes with a soothing eye pillow is easy. It doesn’t cost a lot of money, and only takes a few minutes.
An eye pillow is just a little fabric pouch filled with flax seeds, rice or buckwheat that is applied over the forehead and on top of the eyes.
I will admit that sitting or lying still for 10-20 minutes thinking about nothing can be challenging. I remember years ago when I attended my first yoga class and the teacher had us get on the floor and lay down in “corpse pose” close our eyes, and just do nothing. My mind went crazy. It took me some time to be able to calm the inner chatter and relax.
But now, in my yoga practice when I start to wind down, my body and nervous system gets so excited. It knows it gets to just check out and chill in savasana for 10 minutes. I tell my students, savasana (final relaxation) is the most important part of the yoga practice, and sometimes the most challenging, but not to skip it. If you only have a few minutes, at the end of your practice or even if you are not practicing yoga, take time to be still. Better yet, cover your eyes.
Eye pillows 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. Essential oils and herbs that are used in our variants of eye pillows work for a particular therapeutic purpose. For e.g. Eucalyptus eye pillow is excellent for people suffering from headaches caused by cold and provides relief from sinus whereas Lavender eye pillow reduces anxiety and insomnia.
Organic eye pillows differ from the standard eye packs in the sense of their fillings and fragrances. Organic Eye Pillows are usually stuffed with flax seeds and naturally fragrant flowers such as Lavender, Eucalyptus or Chamomile. These pillows also contain essential oils and other aromatic substances that are therapeutic and calming to the senses.
Why do you need an organic pillow treatment you ask? Take a look at some of the advantages of treating yourself to this relaxing luxury.
Gentle Pressure To Relieve Stress
Eye pillows are ergonomically designed to give you utmost comfort and relaxation. They have certain curves and bulges at specific points to apply gentle pressure on the areas around the eyes and relieve stress and pain. The eye shape frame of the pillow applies the right amount of force on the acupressure point around the eyes to help revitalise energies and improve vision.
Organic eye pillows use a combination of essential oils and herbs which are used for various therapeutic purposes. For example eye pillows with Eucalyptus oils are useful for people suffering from headaches due to a cold or allergies. Lavender infused eye pillows on the other hand are more calming on the nerves and help to relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia.
A long hard day at work spent in front of the computer can put a great deal of strain on the eyes. Even being out in the sun for long periods or the stress of working atmosphere can affect the eyes and drain the energy from the body. Eye pillows help to soothe tired eyes and relax them with a cooling effect. The aromatic effect of the oils and herbs also help to relax the mind and take away the tiring effects of a long day.
Relieves Eye Problems
Watching TV for too long, lack of protection from dust and pollution, infections in the eye etc can cause the eyes to become red, irritated and itchy. Wearing an eye pillow helps to soothe the irritation and combat itchiness in and around the eye area. Keeping the eye pillow in the refrigerator for a few minutes also helps to cool down the eyes and sedate the nerves thus alleviating the discomfort.