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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yantra Mat Review and Giveaway

If you often find yourself stressed, tired, and just generally unable to relax, you're definitely not alone. Massages feel great and often help but the tension and stress that you're feeling can easily come back. Acupuncture can be costly, just like massages and is painful. What else can you do that you haven't already tried? I have just the answer for you.

Yantra Mat is an acupressure mat that provides stress relief. This unique mat utilizes 100% ABS plastic disks patterned on the mat that are rather intimidating looking at first but are actually the secret behind how the Yantra Mat works. The hundreds of disks provide a flower pattern that allows the mat to utilize over 8,820 pressure points."

I had seen other bloggers review this mat and I thought that it looked like something I was interested in trying. The mat comes in the colors of purple, green and black.

I received the mat and it came in a convenient zip-up case for easy storage. When you're not using the mat, just put it in the case and store it underneath your bed or in a closet.



A close up of the spikes:


A guide to using the Yantra mat:

Carefully lie down on your Yantra Mat. Distribute your weight evenly over the contact points. For the first few minutes, you will likely experience discomfort; this will subside. Breathe deeply and remain still.

Certain conditions can make our skin more sensitive. The Yantra Mat should not feel painful. If it does hurt, place a thin sheet between your body and the mat. After a period of time, try using the Yantra Mat without a protective layer.

Days 1-4
We recommend about 10 minutes of use. You'll recognize the Yantra Mat’s effects right away, but they may develop once you start using the mat more frequently. Some people fall asleep on the mat. Others get an energy boost immediately after use.

Days 5-14
We recommend about 20 minutes of use, preferably at bedtime. If you fall asleep, that’s okay. Avoid watching the clock (set an alarm if you must). The most important thing is to relax. It doesn’t matter if your total time on the mat is more than 20 minutes. Remove the mat when you wake up and go back to sleep. Eventually, you’ll feel that you awake more refreshed and energized for the day ahead.

After 14 days
By this time, you will have learned a lot about the Yantra Mat and its effects on your body/mind. Try 20-40 minutes, or more. You can lie on the mat as long as you like. We suggest using the mat daily, although some people use it less often.

I tried the mat for the first time last night. I laid on it and at first it was slightly paintful but tolerable. After 3-5 minutes, the pain subsided and a wave of relaxation and minimal pain washed over me. I laid on the mat for an additional 5 minutes and I felt very relaxed and drowsy. I think this would be a great routine to adopt nightly before bed to help aid sleep. I want to try to build up my resistance to be able to eventually lay on the mat for 30-40 minutes.

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  20. Unfortunately, I haven't found a really good way to destress lately. I do need to though.

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  85. I either workout, eat a milkshake, or listen to Reggae :)
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  91. I de stress with a long hot bubble bath and glass of wine!

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  93. I watch mysteries or a good BBC drama.

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  94. A glass of red wine helps me.
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  110. I de-stress by playing video games.
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  116. i de stress by taking long walks with my dog

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  118. I exercise to de-stress.
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  119. I destress by taking a hot shower
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  129. I de-stress by taking nice long hot baths

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  138. calling my girlfriends or listening to my sirius music library does it for me.
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  142. I destress by a cup of hot tea and a bath!
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  143. watching old B&W movies while snacking
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  144. I love taking warm baths with a bit of Epson Salts when I'm stressed.
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  146. I de-stress by reading. Thanks for a chance at such a neat product!

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  147. A nice quiet walk through the woods behind my house.

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  148. A long, hot bath at the end of the day is my way of de - stressing.

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  157. I destress by doing Yoga and breathing techniques and drinking tea and playing keyboards and entering sweeps.

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  169. christal couturierApril 6, 2011 at 10:19 AM

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