Give the gift of calm this Christmas, our retail team have picked out their favourite calming gifts currently available in the centres.
SINGING BOWL FROM YOGAMATTERS large £36 or small £20
In Tibetan tradition the powerful vibrations of the singing bowl respond to the sound of the universal creation and inner consciousness. They can be used for meditation, used as space clearing tool in Feng Shui, as well as for music making and personal enjoyment! The bowl is used by placing it on the open palm of one hand. With the other hand, strike the bowl with the bamboo stick, then keeping contact with bowl, move the stick around the outer rim. As the bowl sings, it creates vibrations of its own which affect the vibration in the air.
HEART SHAPED MEDITATION CUSHION FROM SHANTI SUNDAYS £45
This super cute meditation cushion from Shanti Sundays is made from 100% printed cotton, filled with buckwheat hull and scented with lavender essential oil. The carefully considered design offers a perfect support to the base, tilting the pelvis slightly to offer an opening through the pelvis and encouraging the knees to drop below your hips (the key to a comfortable seat). It can also be used as a neck support in restorative yoga poses as well.
LINEN EYE PILLOW FROM BLASTA HENRIET £15
An eye pillow for yoga, relaxation and natural pain relief. This versatile linen eye pillow also serves as a wheat pack for all over body application. You can cool in the freezer to reduce swelling and relieve headaches, heat in the oven or microwave to relax or sooth sore muscles, or alternatively use at room temperature as a simple eye pillow! Made in England from natural cotton and filled with British wheat.
MINDFUL AROMATHERAPY MINIS TIN FROM SCENTERED £26
This travel-friendly sized tin contains five of Scentered’s best-selling 100% natural balms – Sleep-well, De-stress, Be-Happy, Focus and Escape. It’s perfect for transporting your balms, helping you stay centered wherever, whenever.
Each balm can be used individually to target a specific need or together, as a personal mood and lifestyle support ‘tool kit’. The best things do come in small packages!
TSOL 15 Minute Timer £20
An elegant hourglass sand timer which measures 15 minutes precisely from the start of each turn.
To make sure our priorities are well set, TSOL have created a finely crafted glass sand timer to remind us to carve out 15 minutes a day for what truly counts. That isn’t very long, and that’s the point, but it’s longer than we often give to so many of the things we ostensibly think of as so important – like properly listening to a partner, rationally analysing our career ambitions, or playing in a concentrated way with a child.
The 15 minute hourglass doesn’t tell you what exactly to do with its allotted time. It just demarcates a very modest and manageable period. Give yourself or a loved one 15 minutes to finally write that letter to an old friend, or isolate a short window of time for quiet reflection.
TSOL CALM BOOK £15
Few life skills are as neglected, yet as important, as the ability to remain calm. Our very worst decisions and interactions are almost invariably the result of a loss of calm – and a descent into anxiety and agitation. Surprisingly, but very fortunately, our power to remain calm can be rehearsed and improved.
This is a book that patiently unpacks the causes of our greatest stresses and gives us a succession of highly persuasive, beautiful and sometimes dryly comic arguments with which to defend ourselves against panic and fury.