Welcome to My Favorite Things! Each month, we highlight products to help you create a holistic lifestyle that inspires and nurtures you, so that you can be happier and feel supported.
This month, we're talking all things meditation with my teacher, Joseph Mauricio. You can catch the first half of our podcast chats here, and the follow-up next week! As you get started (or continue) with your own practice, take a peek at some of my favorite ways to welcome the art of meditation with open arms (and heart).
We use these meditation pillows at the Shambhala Center here in New York, and I love them!
It's great to have a dedicated cushion in your special meditation space to enhance your posture, help establish your meditation area and generally increase the effects of your practice all around.
Available at: Samadhi Cushions
Round Mirror for Focus
Mirrors are used frequently as feng shui adjustment objects. They can expand your view, eliminate bad energy and add positive energy.
A 3" round mirror is particularly useful to focus your energy and makes a wonderful addition to any dedicated meditation space. Simply secure the mirror safely, directly above your head in your designated area and enjoy increased focus!
Available at: Holistic Spaces
FlowLife is my favorite new age store and it's in my neighborhood! They have wonderful classes as well as beautiful products like this mini Chakra Buddha statue, which is perfect for a meditation space.
Tammy and Maria are the sweetest owners, ready to answer any question you have, so if you have trouble choosing a statue, have no fear! I even taught a feng shui class there recently!
Available at: FlowLife NYC
Carmen Mensink is my Tibetan thangka teacher, and she has lovely thangkas (traditional buddhist paintings) for sale on her website.
Not only do her paintings feature beautiful, meaningful images, they also include an explanation of the art and associated mantra on the back, which is great for starting out with a new meditation practice!
Available at: Tibetan Buddhist Art & Classes
This one may be my favorite! Learning to meditate is no easy feat, as we've discussed with both Joe Mauricio and Lodro Rinzler, but it's such a rewarding one.
Shambhala's meditation courses and workshops are a great way to get off on the right foot with a new practice and build a network of genuine benefactors and friends along the way!
Available at: Shambhala.org