Monday, September 22, 2008

How to make your own lavender eye pillow for Svavasana!

If you want to make your own eye pillow for svavasana (corpse pose), below are the simplest instructions:

Materials (Yields 1 Pillow)
Organic Flax Seeds (2 cups per pillow should be about right)
A 9-by-9 inch square of a soft fabric (Organic fabric is best, but use whatever you have onhand—fabric remnants work well, too.)
1 Heaping Tablespoon of Dried Organic Lavender Per Pillow
1 Funnel
A Needle, Thread, Sewing Machine (with zigzag stitch), Scissors, Measuring Tape

Step By Step:

1. With the right sides together, fold the fabric in half.
2. Sew a straight edge around the three cut edges, leaving a 5/8-inch seam allowance. IMPORTANT: Leave about an inch at the corner not sewn!
3. Zigzag stitch around the raw edges, to keep your fabric from unraveling. Again, leaving about an inch at the corner not sewn.
4. Turn the fabric inside out through the opening you left at the corner.
5. Insert the funnel into the opening.
6. Using the funnel, fill your pillow approximately half of the way with the flax seeds and dried lavender.
7. Sew together the one-inch opening in the corner with your needle and thread. Make your stitches as close together as possible.

Voila! Share your adventures with the eye pillow below!

Blessings and Namaste,


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