Lying down on Shakti spikes activates hundreds of acupoints to promote circulation, release tension, and naturally restore the energy that flows within you. It’s a sensation to start, but after 5-10 minutes the tingle turns into a soft warmth that brings a meditative state with it. We call it Shakti bliss. Skin-to-spike contact lets the spikes work their best, and focusing on your breath will help you sink to relaxation sooner. Yoga can be incorporated into your practice with poses like bridge, pigeon, cobra, and sphinx encouraging a deeper, targeted release.
The most popular way to use The Shakti Mat is by lying down. Make sure your neck, shoulders, and back are in contact with the spikes. Other areas include the back of your legs, and your feet if you’re feeling brave.
Think of The Shakti Pillow as an extension of your Shakti Mat. The most popular way to use it is on your neck at the top of your Mat, but its curves can also target yours – naturally tucking into your lower back, feet, and legs.
Unlike The Mat and Pillow, The Headband works best with subtle pressure. It doesn’t need to be strapped tightly to activate the acupoints around your head.
These are just some of the most popular ways to Shakti, but there really are no limits. Simply pick a tense or tired area and go.
The first time on a new area can feel sensitive, but your body will adjust to the sensation over time.
If it feels too much in the beginning, a pillowcase or light clothing is all you need to minimise the pressure.
Some areas will only need a few minutes of application. Others, like your back, may need more time.
Areas that hurt the most can often need the most relief. It can be a reflection of excess tension stored in the area.
Pressure isn’t just for diamonds. It’s a tool you can use to naturally stimulate your nervous system to your advantage. A simple hug can increase the production of serotonin (happy hormones), increase melatonin levels (sleep aid), and reduce cortisol (stress/anxiety). It’s through these principles that the Pressure Collection came to be. When used with The Shakti Mat, the pressure from the acu-spikes pushes up into the skin, while a soothing weighted pressure, pushes down. The result? Positive hormones aplenty, energy flowing like you wouldn’t believe, and a cocoon-like experience that you won’t want to get out of.
Shakti Eye Pillows block out the world, and then some. They’re weighted to perfection with natural clay beads that soothe both of your temples and everything in between, so you can drift off into your meditative state.
We developed the Weighted Blanket to provide the ultimate pressure combo when used with your Shakti Mat. It disperses pressure to help you relax, restore, and increase blood flow.
If the Weighted Wrap could write a book, it would probably be called “101 ways you can use me”. Think of all the ways you use a traditional wheat bag, but then add the fact that this one doesn’t smell, it’s bigger, and it fits perfectly inside any Shakti Mat. Perfect for bringing heat into your practice. Just make sure to heat it safely.
Learn how to target every part of your body with acupressure in this 5-part tutorial series led by international yoga teacher, Nico.
Over 5 tutorials Nico will guide you through body-specific ways to Shakti for quick and easy relief. Spread the tutorials out over a handful of days, a couple of weeks, or dive straight in.
Get started with the most popular way to Shakti – targeting your back. Learn which surface is best, how to get on and off your Mat, the ideal duration for lying on your Mat, as well as tips for getting through the initial discomfort.
Your legs are an incredibly active muscle area, so it shouldn't be a surprise when they feel tension or tiredness. Learn simple and effective acupressure techniques to support healthy circulation in your calves and hamstrings.
Screen-time is a huge contributor to poor posture and upper-body tension, so this video highlights how you can use The Shakti Mat and Pillow to maximise your downtime and get back to your best.
Your hands and wrists depend on healthy circulation for everyday tasks, making acupressure an essential in any wellbeing toolkit. In this video, Nico guides you through specific techniques to combat tension from sports or constant typing and clicking on your computer.
Is intensive exercise or physical tension causing belly discomfort? Learn how to naturally soothe the areas between your lower abdomen and hips by targeting specific acupressure points.
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