While in recent years yoga has become a popular form of exercise, the true roots of yoga go much further than just a fitness trend. In fact, yoga originated in ancient India as a spiritual, mental and physical practice. Today we can use yoga to improve our everyday wellness in all facets of our life. From strength training to mental clarity, practicing yoga is beneficial for our mind, body and soul.
Pairing your yoga practice with your Bed of Nails Mat combines all the benefits of yoga with the advantages of acupressure to provide an even more fulfilling and valuable experience. Practicing yoga on your Bon Mat is the ideal solution to clear yourself of harmful toxins and invading thoughts in a completely natural way.
Ideal for Mind, Body, and Soul – Here's Why
Practicing yoga is as much about creating harmony with the mind and soul, as it is for the body. All you need to start practicing yoga on your BON mat is an interest in recentering your mental and physical state, some time and (of course) your Bed of Nails acupressure mat.
Practicing yoga on a BON Mat helps to:
Clear Your Mind
Yoga and meditation work together simultaneously to reduce our racing thoughts and feelings of restlessness. By the end of one session on a BON Mat, you’ll feel calmer, more restful, and experience a clearer mind. All those silly thoughts about the embarrassing thing you said at dinner with friends last week or the simple mistake you made at a business meeting will drift far away.
Build Strength and Flexibility
What does it mean to have a better mind-to-body connection? Practicing yoga on a BON Mat is an excellent way to work on your body's flexibility and strength. Yoga is famous for its slow, intentional movements and deep poses, which can help cultivate flexibility and body strength.
Strength will increase over time as each sequence and pose is held for a longer duration. We recommend taking it easy the first few times you practice on your Bed of Nails, as it can be a different sensation than practicing on a regular yoga mat. The nails will enhance circulation, helping you go deeper into poses and provide a more intense sense of relaxation.
Offers Back Pain Relief
People suffering from chronic back pain can find relief by practicing yoga. This is especially good for people with lower back pain, as practicing yoga can help improve mobility and ease the tension. In fact, yoga is recommended by the American College of Physicians as an excellent first-line treatment for chronic low back pain.
Adding your Bed of Nails Mat into your yoga practice means you’ll get all the pain relief benefits of acupressure amplified by the benefits of yoga. Resting on the nails releases pain blockers, such as oxytocin and endorphins.
Next time you're on your BON Mat, try the Cat-Cow Pose or this Legs Up On The Wall Pose featured on our BON Yoga Series. These poses are particularly beneficial for easing back tension.
Improves Heart Health
Practicing yoga regularly actually helps to reduce stress levels and fight body-wide inflammation. It also helps to eliminate the chances of heart disease by fighting against contributing factors such as high blood pressure and obesity.
Pairing these effects with your BON Mat means your heart is extra cared for. Acupressure helps reduce blood pressure and benefits weight loss by reducing cortisol levels. BON also improves heart rate variability.
To achieve maximum results, try the calming Vrikshana, or Tree Pose, featured in our BON Yoga Series. Hold the pose for as long as you can to improve focus, balance and groundedness.
Why Choose a Bed of Nails Mat?
Bed of Nails is an excellent aid in self-treatment that helps stimulate energy in the body. While triggering the body's natural healing, it is an effective tool for easing tension and inducing deep relaxation.
The pressure of the rounded nails against the skin helps the body release endorphins, the body's very own "happiness drug." They provide a sense of joy, energy, pain relief, and oxytocin, which makes you calm and relaxed (yes, it is possible to feel energetic and relaxed at the same time!).
Acupressure can also alleviate many pain issues, including chronic neck and back pain, sore muscles and headaches, and daily stress, and even help you sleep. So, set out your BON Mat and get practicing! Live your life to the fullest as it is supposed to be, pain-free, with a peaceful soul and mind.
No need to wait for that perfect moment. It's right now. All you have to do is take the first step!