(Sorry about the horrible picture!)
According to the website "For the first few minutes, you will likely experience discomfort; this will subside." I actually didn't experience any discomfort at all, which surprised me because the points are very sharp to the touch. This may have been because I wore a tank top each time which put a layer in between my skin and the mat. So far I have only tried lying on my back with my knees bent, but this week I plan on trying out some other positions.
My only previous experience with acupressure is when I have squeezed my hand in between my thumb and pointer finger in order to alleviate headaches. I found that lying on the mat gave me the same sensation! It kind of felt like my brain is a little tingley, in a good way. This does not explain the sensation well, but it is the only way I can think to describe it. I felt very relaxed and comfortable the whole time.
I have also noticed feeling more energetic than normal this past week. I'm not sure if this is related to the mat or not. I will have to see if this continues in the next week!
From Yantraway.com: On the back of the Yantra Mat you'll notice an Indian meditation symbol, the Yantra. This word comes from the Sanskrit word yan, which means “form,” and tra, which means “free.” The Yantra symbol will remind you to breathe deeply and relax, even when you're too busy to lie down.
The Yantra Mat is made of 100% cotton. The spiked flowers are made of 100% non-toxic ABS plastic.
The mats are available in 2 colors: purple and green (I have the green one)
They come in 3 sizes: medium, large, and extra large (I used medium)
This week I will start using the mat for 20 minutes a day. I will update you next week on how this goes!
So, what about you? Have you ever tried acupressure? Would you like to try a mat like this?
This review is solely my opinion. Other people may have different experiences with the product. I have received no compensation for my review other than receiving a sample to test.