How to Use Your Shakti
The most popular ways to use The Shakti Mat are on the neck, shoulders, back and feet, however your entire body can benefit. Simply let the mat apply pressure to your body to experience a deep warming sensation, easing the muscles, relaxing the body and supporting natural restoration.
The Shakti Experience
Duration 20+ Minutes
Lying on your back is the most popular way to use The Shakti Mat. You can place your mat on any surface - but the most common is on a bed. Soft surfaces make contact between your mat and the lower back easier to achieve. Using The Shakti Mat as part of your bedtime routine supports the release of muscle tension, and prepares the body for a deep and restful sleep.
The Shakti Mat is 10cm longer than other acupressure mats, allowing for full back and neck application.
Neck & Shoulders
Duration 10+ Minutes
Most people tend to carry their physical stress and tension in the back, neck, and shoulders area - this Shakti position can be particularly useful to support relief. Use The Shakti Pillow, or roll up your Shakti Mat to target these areas. Applying The Shakti Mat to the neck and shoulders soothes tired and tense muscles as a result of poor posture, exercise, and everyday stress.
The Shakti Mat has clipped discs, allowing the spikes to move and mold perfectly to the curve of your neck.
Duration 5+ Minutes
If you're someone who experiences discomfort in the belly region, The Shakti Mat may be the perfect tool to soothe and relieve. Apply The Shakti Mat to your belly simply by lying face down on the floor or bed. This will warm and relax the muscles and soothe any tension.
Pillow cases are the perfect size to fit over The Shakti Mat. Slide a pillow case over your mat when experimenting with new areas to reduce the intensity and pressure.
Tips for your first Shakti
- These are just some of the most popular ways to use The Shakti Mat, but there really are no limits. Simply pick a tense area you want to target, and go.
- The first time on a new area will often feel sensitive, but over time your body will adjust to the sensation.
- Some areas you may find will only need a few minutes of application. While others, like your back, may need more time.
- Often the areas that hurt the most, need it the most, as this can be a reflection of tension stored in the area.
- When you're starting out on a new area you can adjust the intensity by limiting or adding body weight onto the mat. The first time Shakti-ing your feet, for example, try sitting on the edge of a couch to limit the pressure that is being applied.
- Aim to use your Shakti Mat with bare skin, but you can always start out with thin clothing between your skin and the mat while your body adjusts.