Salachi Eye Pillow: Reviving the Silk Road

Originating in the depths of the East many years ago, a notional road was established, which would bridge Asia and Europe, connecting significant civilizations on its way. A boundless route that would serve to transfer fine silk and linen fabrics, spices, herbs, paper, gemstones and precious metals. The Silk Road This road would impel in changing and defining the world to what it is today.

People from different civilizations, cultures and religions travelled for months in order to exchange goods, through voyages full of priceless experiences and knowledge. The blending of ideas and mindsets throughout the way was inevitable. In time, the borderlines and culture boundaries started to feint and in this new environment of familiarity, human relations prospered, bonds were created and limitless horizons opened.

This road eventually led people to familiarize with difference and helped them embrace it. One prominent stop in the journey of goods and people, somewhere in the middle of the route: the Middle East, the Arab Levant. An important crossroads of cultures, full of colours, scents, flavours and textures, all blended and ground with the same mortar and pestle.

Let’s stop briefly for a cup of hot tea, a deep inhalation of lavender that will overflow us with the feeling of serenity and let us relax and repose. For a brief moment, we gather, and then we are back on the road, moving onwards with our journey. Each one towards his own destination. His own dream.

Salachi Eye Pillow is inspired by this exact journey. A magical voyage of scents and senses inside a silk bundle. The scent of bio lavender, the beneficial properties of organic flax, along with the unique silky feel on the skin, will provide the ideal conditions for ultimate relaxation.

Our Salachi Eye Pillows are 100% handmade using only natural ingredients and materials: Pure silk, organic dried lavender from Kilkis in northern Greece and organic flax seeds.

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Our Eye Pillows are available in 3 patterns with names inspired by the deserts one encounters while traveling the Silk Road.

Negev

Inspired by the rocky mountains of southern Israel and the red heatwave of the sun.

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Thar

Inspired by the Great Indian desert and the endless golden sand.

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Gobi

Inspired by the wind of the Siberian Steppes and its magnificent purple sunsets.

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What is a Salachi Eye Pillow

Known for its therapeutic properties, Salachi Eye Pillow rests firmly over your eyes, blocking out excess light to create a unique calming environment. Moreover, the soothing feel of silk along with the calming and delicate scent of lavender will provide you with the ultimate relaxing experience.

How to use it?

  • Use one at the end of your yoga practice during savasana for ultra relaxation.
  • Pair it with your restorative yoga practice to deepen embodiment.
  • Anytime you feel anxious, depressed, or stressed and can use a quick pick-me-up or more grounding.
  • Put one over your eyes or on your forehead when you lay down to sleep. This will help you fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep throughout the night.

A few words from the Experts…

An eye pillow can be one of our most powerful healing tools, especially when it comes to a balanced nervous system. The vagus nerve is one of twelve cranial nerves that originates in the brain, travels down the back of the neck and into the chest and heart, and then moves down into the abdomen and digestive tract.

Light pressure on the eyeballs lowers heart rate, sometimes by quite a bit, by eliciting what’s called the oculocardiac reflex. It also stimulates the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve has an extensive resume: It regulates heart rate and digestion, and it is the primary medium through which our belly brain regulates mood. It is the main communicator to our rest-and-digest system, which helps us to relax more deeply. It also elicits our tend-and-befriend system, enabling us to reach out and connect with others. This is a critical factor in long-term stress resilience and, research shows, in happiness.

Source: Bo Forbes (www.yogajournal.com)