Skip recommends the use of a lavender eye pillow in her classes. Clothes designer Naomi Purkiss produces beautiful handmade lavender eye pillows in stunning fabrics exclusively for whYoga. Perfect for relaxation or supine positions. The images above show the latest 2019 collection. They make wonderful gifts too.
Pratyahara is the fifth limb of Yoga and means withdrawal of the senses. Covering the eyes allows for partial withdrawal of the senses allowing the eyes to stop living off the things that stimulate them. Consequently, one can better harness the mind and focus more fully on the interior world.
Organic French Lavender Eye Pillow - Handmade
These masks are filled with a mixture of fresh French lavender and lavender oil-infused rice, the ratio of the filling is 40-60 (60% infused rice to give a good weight on the eyes). They look wonderful too so they make great presents as they can be used at home as well as on the mat.