I recently tried out the strangest new product. It’s called a Yantra Mat and it’s covered in plastic spikes (sharp spikes!). The product manufacturer says it’s the ultimate in relaxation. Really? My review …
I was fascinated with the concept of the Yantra Mat ($49)–just lie down and let the little plastic spikes use their acupressure magic to erase your tension, anxiety and stress!
“In minutes, you’ll feel warmth along the parts of your body touching the mat–that’s an increase in blood flow, a natural response to acupressure,” according to the product web site. “Improved circulation means lower blood pressure and better nutrient delivery.”
The Yantra Mat’s 8,820 acupressure points are said to “provoke the kind of clarity and focus that usually comes with prolonged meditation or intense physical activity.”
While I’m not sure I believe in all their miracle claims, I can say that my experience with this product was pretty cool!
Admittedly, I was a little concerned at first when I pulled out the mat and pricked my finger on a sharp spike (no injury, just “ouch!”). But, I regained confidence and lowered my body, gently down on the mat (hint, you will feel more of an effect if you take your shirt off, which is what I did).
My thoughts? Ahhhhhhh! It felt really relaxing. I also liked putting my feet on the mat, and gently applying pressure (I would not stand up on the mat, or risk puncture wounds!).
So, my opinion: Worth a try!
Have you seen this product? Would you try it?
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