Our new Padma Silk & Wool Asana Meditation Mat is ideal for meditating seated on the floor. Many of our customers have requested an item like this, made with the same design and materials as our popular Meditation Chair Blankets.
These mats are made with loving care according to Paramahansa Yogananda's instructions for meditation: using silk and wool. Made with 100% pure Dupioni Silk from India and lined with 100% pure wool, this meditation mat will insulate the body from subtle earth currents allowing for a deeper, more still meditation. We have added a layer a 100% pure cotton batting in between the two fabrics to give it a nice weight and feel.
After a lot of thought, we decided on the ideal size: 24" x 36". It is large enough for a 6 foot tall person to sit comfortably, and does not take up much floor space.
Pure Dupioni Silk from India
100% Wool in Navy Blue (pattern may vary)
100% cotton batting fill
Measures 24" x 36"
Available in Opal Blue silk
Available in Ochre Brown
Handmade in San Diego, supporting local artisans!
Paramahansa Yogananda advised, "It is good to use a woolen blanket or silk cloth (or both, with the silk on top) to cover your meditation seat. Drape the cloth over the back of the chair if a chair is used, and place one end of the cloth on the floor under your feet. The cloth helps to insulate the body from subtle earth currents. Their magnetic downward pull toward material perceptions is undesirable for the meditating devotee."
It folds up nicely so it can be taken to any group meditations and kirtan.
About Dupioni Silk
Dupioni (meaning "double") Silk is produced when two or more silkworms spin their cocoons closely together. These slightly tangled cocoons produce filament that is rough, uneven and not as strong as cultivated silk. It is usually reeled and used to make fine or heavy yarns with pronounced irregular slubs at random intervals. Dupioni silk usually comes from cultivated, rather than wild, silkworms because their living quarters are more crowded, increasing their chances of tangling the cocoons. The irregular, crosswise ribs of Dupioni are formed by filling yarns that have occasional soft, thick lumps. The lumps, or slubs, add texture and visual interest to the fabric. This fabric is medium in weight, with a crisp, scrunchy hand, uneven texture and, generally, a very shimmery luster.
Care: Dry cleaning is recommended on an as needed basis.
We have a small amount of these made and may not be able to get this exceptional color again!
NOTE: Currently we are all out of the ochre brown.