Body & Mind
Yoga and meditation are two forms of physical and mental exercise which have stood the test of time. Dating back thousands of years, these practises remain popular today and are, in many ways, more relevant in modern times. The ability to switch off and clear your mind is invaluable, and this can be achieved in both practises.
Focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing, yoga is one of the oldest forms of exercise. Yoga, which originated in India over five centuries ago, has changed over the years and is now a common activity in many gyms and fitness centers around the world.
Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice with the aim of achieving peace of mind and soul. It is open to interpretation. People will practice yoga for a variety of reasons. It is often used to improve flexibility, whether by someone who is extremely active, or someone recovering from injury and in need of physical therapy. Others will practice it for its holistic benefits.
Although yoga is now something people do in their spare time, it was once a way of life. Everyone who practiced it devoted themselves to a certain lifestyle. This is why many people ask if yoga is a religion. It once expanded to how you ate, interacted with other people, worked, and even bathed. Comparisons can be made with those who practice yoga today, who also adopt an overall healthier way of life.
Yoga mat Aert Schouman
The print on this yoga mat features a print based on the work ‘Landscape with birds’ (1766) by Aert Schouman (1710-1792), a painter who was born in Dordrecht. It is exclusively designed for the Dordrechts Museum.
Yin Yoga Cards
Set your timer.
Tune in to yourself.
Draw some cards intuitively.
Inhale, exhale… and begin.
This set of Yin Yoga Cards makes it easy to do your daily yin yoga practice.
In all the rush, the yin yoga practice sometimes falls short. And if there is time, you may not know which poses you want to do, how long you want to do them and which poses are right for you right now. These cards will help you with that.
When I first heard about meditation, I had zero interest in it. I wasn’t even curious. It sounded like a waste of time.
What got me interested, though, was the phrase “true happiness lies within.” At first, I thought it sounded kind of mean because it doesn’t tell you where the “within” is, or how to get there. But, still, it had a ring of truth. And I began to think that maybe meditation was a way to go within.
Catching the Big Fish
When it first appeared in 2006, David Lynch’s Catching the Big Fish was celebrated for being “as close as Lynch will ever come to an interior shot of his famously weird mind” (Rocky Mountain News) Now for the bestseller’s 10th anniversary, Lynch dives deeper into the creative process and the benefits of Transcendental Meditation with the addition of his exclusive q-and-a interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
The musicians open up to Lynch about their artistry, history, and the benefits they have experienced, artistically and personally, from their decades-long practice of Transcendental Meditation — a technique that they and their fellow Beatles helped popularize in the 1960s.
Catching the Big Fish is a revelation for all want to understand Lynch’s personal vision. And it is equally compelling for any who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.
Handcrafted in Nepal, these beautiful meditation cushions in two designs are the perfect companion for your yoga and meditation practice.
Each meditation cushion is made of hand-spun cotton and decorated with a Merkaba or Flower of Life print. The cushions feature a sturdy hold, so you can take it anywhere you want, as well as an extra inside cushion, which makes it possible to wash the outer cushion when you need to.
Inner Compass Cards
The original Inner Compass cards are a very powerful instrument for self-reflection and personal growth. Each of the 49 cards represents a unique theme to help you awake your intuition and encourage you in your daily life.
Spiritual entrepreneur and motivator Neel van Lierop is the designer of these cards. Years ago, she came in touch with tarot cards in her personal life. She learned a lot of life lessons from these cards, but she felt like they could be designed in a more attractive and approachable way in order to be able to share their wisdom with more people. This is why she created the Inner Compass deck.
The Kids version of the Inner Compass cards offer children insights and tools to step into their own power, in a playful manner. This deck is a unique and wonderful tool to pass on valuable life lessons, skills and values.