Greenlove Denver has been creating eye pillows for many years, but do you know what their purpose is?
Eye pillows have numerous benefits to help with sleep, anxiety, stress, and to alleviate some health issues. You can personally use the eye pillow after a long day of work while relaxing on the couch, at night to help fall asleep, or during savasana after a yoga session.
Lavender eye pillows are hand sewn filled with Doterra lavender essential oil, lavender pods, and rice.
These pillows create a weighted sensation when placed over your eyes. The weight on your eyes stimulates the vagus nerve which represents the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system. The light pressure triggers a reflex to lower your heart rate and helps to regulate your mood.
The cranial nerve also responds to the weighted pressure sending a message down your spine to the rest of your body to gently relax. By restricting light and movement to your body in this resting state it sends a message to your brain to be still allowing the rest of your body to follow suit.
When utilizing the eye pillow and breathe work one can easily relax and slow the body down which is why these pillows are a great addition to one’s yoga class.
We personally utilize eye pillows in all of our Light & Lit Yoga classes to help ease students into savasana!
Eye pillows can also be used to help alleviate head aches and migraines. When the eye pillows are filled with Peppermint or Lavender essential oils they can help relieve tension caused by headaches. These pillows can also be gently heated or cooled for added sensations and relief.
Aromatherapy is a great way to relax the body and mind, when coupled with an eye pillow the body is able to slow down and reap the benefits of stillness. Whenever you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious use the eye pillow to calm down and regenerate your energy.
Check out the Greenlove Shop to purchase your own eye pillow.
Select prints are now available with head straps to create an even better experience with your eye pillow. No longer do you have to worry about the pillow falling off!
Use code GREENLOVE20 to purchase 2 eye pillows for $20.00.