Meditation and yoga require very little other than your time and patience, however there are a number of items that are beneficial or even necessary to own to become a true master of either practice. If you are a spiritual person or you know someone who is, these 7 yoga and meditation products would make a great gift to yourself or someone else.
1. Yoga Mat
An essential yoga product, a yoga mat is the first thing you should buy if you are interested in taking it up. Mats vary in price and quality so if you are not fully set on becoming a dedicated yogi just yet you might want to start out with a more modestly priced one and go from there. All you need to do after that is to google some online tutorials and you can get started at home no problem.
2. Mala Bead Necklace
A mala bead necklace is sometimes used during meditation in order to perform a chant. They make a great gift and would be greatly appreciated by a person who has been meditating for some time and would like to deepen the spirituality of their sessions.
3. Mindfulness Colouring Book
Mindfulness colouring books are an easy way to practice meditation and mindfulness wherever you go. If you have a long train journey or flight coming up, pick yourself up one of the colouring books and see if you can get lost in the moment.
If you are a more technological person, you may want to try colouring, using an app on you mobile phone or ipad. Download MANDALAS TO COLOR from here and you can start with your therapy as soon as possible. Colouring and creating art can help you manage stress and coping with anxiety.
4. Buddha Statue
As the symbol of Buddhism and enlightenment, having a statue of the Buddha in your meditation space gives an added touch of zen. Also consider having a Buddha in places you associate with stress or work to have a calming affect on you.
5. Scented Candle or Incense
Scented candles add lot of warmth and atmosphere to a room and are very relaxing so stock up on your favourite smelling candles and create the perfect environment to do yoga or meditation in.
6. Meditation Cushion
If you are spending a lot of time meditating and sitting on the floor, you might want to invest in a comfortable meditation cushion to ease any discomfort you may have. This also makes a great gift for any meditation fanatic and you can tailor it to their preference choosing their favourite colour or one that matches their home décor nicely.
7. Meditation/Yoga Books
What’s the next best thing to practicing yoga or meditation? Reading about them! If you are a big fan of either, but you don’t always have time to practice you may be interested in picking up a book and learning more about the origins and the different methods and techniques that exist. There are tonnes of books to choose from so maybe do your research beforehand and see which one is right for you.