Meditation is a big trend in 2021. Coming out of a pandemic everyone needs a good meditation blanket or two. They’re warm, they’re cozy, they’re functional, and they also can be beautiful!
First, let me explain what a meditation blanket is. A meditation blanket is an oversized blanket that can be folded to comfort and accommodate you during seated meditation positions.
Meditation blankets come in different shapes, sizes, materials, prints, and colors and they’re more convenient for traveling (much easier to pack a blanket vs. a pillow or bolster).
Thicker blankets are great if you like to sit higher and have more support and keep you warm. They can be folded and placed under your knees (great for kneeling) or folded and rolled into a more compact and thicker cushion style for lotus meditation.
The best thicker blankets for meditation tend to be wool-style blankets, like our Thula Tula Basotho Heritage blanket.
If you prefer something a bit more compact, you should try our Protea Pinstripe throw, which also doubles as a great beach blanket (meditating at the beach sounds nice to me!).
You might be asking yourself “do I really need a specific blanket for meditating?” The answer is yes - if you do it more than 3 times a week.
When I initially started meditating I balked at the idea of buying a meditation-specific blanket and made do with my yoga mat and some small throw blankets or towels I already owned. However, over time I realized that I was using multiple towels to get comfortable and the yoga mat wasn't versatile enough for me to use as a support.
I needed something that I could fold and that could easily change shape.
Adding a meditation blanket can make a huge difference in the quality of your meditations because you won’t be worrying about the discomfort in your limbs, you’ll be focusing solely on your meditations.
Meditation is great for the soul and a great way to start your day in a more focused and alert state of mind. The great thing about meditation and mindfulness is that it can be done anywhere so you don't need a gym or studio to get more centered.
Everybody does, and should meditate for their reasons here are our reasons for getting a few mindful and focused moments to ourselves every day
As we mentioned above meditation does not need specific locations or instructors it something you can easily do just about anywhere. It becomes a little more difficult when you realize clearing your mind is harder than it looks.
Modernity has taught us to always be on the go. Moving from one meeting to the next. It has trained your mind to be a constant chatter of thoughts. Meditation is simply the process of clearing those thoughts and starting from zero with a fresh and clear mind. Easy right well when you have had decades of the exact opposite this can be a little tricky. Fortunately, some smart people thought to break down the process, or at least what you physically have to do to get ready.
We Hope you liked our thoughts on mindfulness and meditation.We'll leave you with one of collective favorite quotes from Eckard tolle on mindfulness and something we try to do on a daily basis.
" Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your her and now to be intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally." - Eckhart Tolle
To shop Our selection of meditation blankets check out the Wool Basotho heritage blanket for a thick and cozy option or the beautiful african art inspired blankets