FAQs

  • How to you pronounce Savasana? It is pronounced shah-VAH-sah-nah. It is also sometimes spelled Shavasana and has it origins from the ancient Sanskrit words Shava meaning “corpse”, and Asana meaning “posture” or “seat”. In yoga it is sometimes referred to as the corpse pose.
  • Are your products exclusively for the yoga practice? Not at all. They have many uses. Not only are they great for an official Yoga Savasana, but they are also a great recovery tool after all sorts of physical activity such as: polities, golf, tennis, biking, running, manual labor, gardening, … the list goes on and on. They are also great as stress relievers and to help induce sleep. Additional they compliment other wellness practices such as acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, listening to brainwave entrainment audios, and hypnosis.
  • What are the benefits of Savasana? The following benefits have been shown widely accepted:
    • a decrease in heart rate and the rate of respiration,
    • a decrease in blood pressure,
    • a decrease in muscle tension,
    • a decrease in metabolic rate and the consumption of oxygen,
    • a reduction in general anxiety,
    • a reduction in the number and frequency of anxiety attacks,
    • an increase in energy levels and in general productivity,
    • an improvement in concentration and in memory,
    • an increase in focus,
    • a decrease in fatigue, coupled with deeper and sounder sleep, and
    • improved self-confidence.
  • Can’t I receive the benefits of Savasana without using any products? Yes, you can, however our products are designed to help heighten the benefits, and to help you achieve them easier, and quicker. The concept of using pressure points is not new. Yogies have laid on  a bed of nails to for thousands of years in both India and Chinese medicine to balance the body and mind. We have just modernized it a bit, making it very portable, and dare I say luxurious to use. Sometimes these mats are called Shakti mats.
  • What is acupressure? Acupressure is a therapy thousands of year old that has it origins in Chinese medicine. Typically it has been done through the physical touch of the practitioner as they use precise finger placement to stimulate energy channels known as meridians. This touch is believed to eliminate energy blockages along the meridians increasing qi, pronounced chi. When the body is balanced the chi flows as it should and the patient feels energetic, balanced and generally relaxed.
  • Are the pressure points on the mat and acupressure pillow sharp? Yes, they could scratch you and perhaps cut you if you do not use proper care. You want to avoid sudden or sideways movements when laying on the mat. There are enough points to support your body without puncturing the skin. We do recommend keeping them away from children.
  • You want me to lay on what? to relax??? Yes, believe it or not, laying on the sharp pressure points becomes deeply relaxing.
  • Will the treatment hurt? Some experience discomfort when first using the acupressure mat and pillow. It can take an adjustment period. We recommend taking it slow at first, maybe only using it five minutes the first time. Before your know it, you will not want to get up, when using it. We suggest using it at home when beginning, until you are used to it.
  • I want to take the acupressure treatment package to a yoga class, but the one I go to only has a five minute Savasana. How do I find a class where it would  spend enough time in Savasana? There are classes in “restorative yoga” . These classes tend to spend much loner time in Savasana and the use of props like the Acupressure treatment Package” would be a natural fit.  Also look for class in Iyengar yoga, Viniyoga Yogaor Hatha yoga. However, it would work in many other types of yoga as well.
  • Is it practical to take the acupressure treatment package to yoga with me? That depends on how long your yoga practice allots for Savasana. Some restorative yoga sessions spend up to 45 minutes in Savasana, so in that case, definitely, yes. If your Savasana is only five minutes or so, than you may not find it worth it. If you have a shorter Savasana consider just using our Yoga Savasana set, as the eye pillow and towel will be a nice enhancer to your experience.
  • Is bare skin contact with the mat recommended? Yes, for the best experience.
  • How long should I spend in Savasana on my mat? 10 minutes through 45 minutes is ideal, however you can use it however it works before you.
  • Can I use these products as sleep aids? Yes, Use and combination of these products that makes sense for you.
  • Can anyone use the acupressure mat and pillow? There are some medical conditions where the mat and acupressure pillow cannot be recommended. Check our list here and consult with your physician if in doubt.
  • Was this package featured on Dr. Oz or Oprah? No, that was not our acupressure mat and pillow, it was another brand. We hope to be featured someday, but our brand is new. Our mat and pillow are similar and we have also included a custom carry bag, an aromatherapy yoga eye pillow and comfort microfiber towel to enhance your relaxation experience and keep you covered while doing it. Additionally we have 10, 20, and 30 minute guided Savasana audios available for your to listen to, to help you manage the length of your mediation while relaxing deeply. We relax all the senses. We believe this makes ours the most complete acupressure treatment package available.
  • Why the towel, instead of a traditional wool yoga blanket? We felt the the blanket would make the package too heavy, and would not always be used. We may consider carrying these products for individual sale in the future. The towel provides a lightweight covering for the upper body, which can be useful, especially when using the package with bearskin contact.
  • What does your logo symbolize? It recognizes our dependency on the earth and sun to sustain life. We have the earth below us, as a grounding and to support us. The sun above provides light, heat and healing energy. The body in Savasana is relaxed and the purple color symbolizes both royalty and healing. The yin-yang symbol at the end symbolize the balance that we feel at the end of our Savasana meditation/treatment.

Have another question? Email us at savasananow.com/support and we will do our best to answer them. We love questions and interaction with our customers.