The eye pillow exerts gentle pressure on the eyelids, stimulating the vagus nerve (the main balancer of the parasympathetic nervous system), sending calming messages down the back of the neck to the shoulders and chest, heart and stomach; giving the mind and body permission to relax – to let go.
The Eye Pillow is a small version of the therapeutic wheat bag that can be used during yoga, meditation, sleep or to relieve headaches, reduce eye puffiness and soothe dry eyes. The eye pillow is designed to block out unwanted light, help deepen your relaxation and aid sleep.- Wrinklee.com
> Used for Savasana and restorative yoga, eye pillows give more benefit to the body than just shutting out the light. Ever wonder just why it feels so good to have a little weight on your eyelids?
> Cutting out visual stimulus, including light, sends a message to your brain that it’s time for your mind to be still. Those racing thoughts can be tamed with the simple technique of resting with an eye pillow on your eyelids for 10 minutes before bed. As the vagus nerve is stimulated, the mind becomes still with the received message to‘just let it flow.’