Eye Pillows are often used at the end of yoga but can be used daily as a way to calm and restore the body. We keep ours by the nightstand for a bedtime relaxation practice.
Spokane Made Eye Pillows:
Washable outer cover
Filled with Rice
More about the benefits of Eye Pillows: The eye pillow exerts gentle pressure on the eyelids, stimulating the vagus nerve (the main balancer of the parasympathetic nervous system), This light pressure is known to lower heart rate, a phenomenon called the oculocardiac reflex. The name “vagus” comes from the Latin term for “wandering.” This is because the vagus nerve wanders from the brain into organs in the neck, chest, and abdomen. The vagus nerve has a long list of responsibilities: regulates heart rate, regulates digestion, and it’s the primary medium through which our belly brain regulates mood. It’s the main communicator to our rest-and-digest system, which helps us to relax more deeply. It also elicits our tend-and-befriend system, enabling us to reach out, socialize, and build connections with others. This is a critical factor in long-term stress resilience and, research shows, in happiness. Using eye pillows is a quick way to stimulate the vagus nerve.