So I told ya'll that I got the Yantra Mat for Christmas. If you didn't read my first post on what a Yantra Mat is, you can read it here. Ok so I've been using this for a few weeks now and I am obsessed. I seriously can't go a day without using it now. The first week I started off laying on my back for 10 minutes a day as recommended by the makers of Yantra Mat. The second week I worked my way up to 15 minutes a day on my back + 5 minutes with it rolled up under my neck. Now I'm on week three, and I'm doing 20 minutes on my back a day + 10 minutes with it under my neck.
Now I know what ya'll are really wanting to know, How does it feel? The plastic spikes were a little sharper than I thought they would be. So at first I was kind of nervous. The company recommends wearing a t shirt the first few times while you're getting used to it. When I had the t shirt on, I couldn't feel anything at all, so I just wore my sports bra. The first couple minutes of laying on it can be a little intense the first few times. I had to remember to keep taking deep breaths and relax. After the initial discomfort subsided, I had this intense feeling of warmth spread across my back. Almost like I was laying on a heating pad. Then, I could feel my muscles and my entire body start to relax. Now that I've been using it for a couple of weeks, I don't really have any pain or discomfort when I'm laying on the mat. I'm just totally relaxed.
How do I feel after using the Yantra Mat? My back and neck pain has definitely subsided. The first few days of using this, I would get up and my back would pop, almost like it was re-aligning itself. I'm not having near as much muscle pain or headaches as I used to. I usually Yantra after I work out. It's when my muscles need it the most. I have also noticed that I feel more relaxed as a whole. Especially in the hours after using the mat. The company said that it's common to fall asleep on the mat. I've never actually fallen asleep, but I sometimes go into a half awake/ half asleep state. This goes away as soon as I get off the mat. I use the mat in the evenings though because it does make me a little tired.
Would I recommend this product? Yes. But only if you are willing to seriously dedicate your time to it. You have to learn to be still and just relax while laying on it. You also have to be willing to give up the time to lay on it. Like I said, I spend around 30 minutes on it. It's a great time to relax and let go of your day.
If you have anymore question about the Yantra Mat, feel free to email me. Also check out the website here. Have a good day!!