When the eye pillow is placed on the eyes, not only does it blocks out the light and rest tired eyes, the gentle weight of the pillow stimulates acupressure points around the eye to provide rejuvenation. The fabric covering of the eye pillow can offer cooling relief or soothing warmth. Obviously, a pillow covered in fleece would provide warmth, but satin and cotton fabric coverings can be used for warm or cold therapy.
While eye pillows can easily be used at room temperature to relieve fatigue and stress, many types of eye pillows can also be heated in microwaves for a few seconds to provide warmth or placed in the freezer for a short time to give cool comfort for migraines or puffy eyes.
Eye pillows are frequently used in yoga during savasana (corpse pose). Many people find that the eye pillow helps them to relax and slow the breath preparing them to inwardly turn their focus and move deeper into a meditative state. The pillows can also be employed to ease headaches or sinus pressure.
As the name implies, eye pillows are generally placed over the eyes, however, they can be used on different parts of the body to provide a comforting warmth or palliative coolness. A unique use for an eye pillow that I came across while researching this topic is for a support under the wrist to be used as a “mouse pillow” when working on the computer.
Eye pillows are conveniently sized for travel so that you can easily take them wherever you go to de-stress, rest your eyes, and assist with a deep and restorative sleep.
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