What is A Meditation Shawl?

Posted by Archana Bastola on

Meditation shawls are large shawls worn when meditating. They are also known as prayer shawl.For thousands of years people across various cultures and religions have used meditation shawls. The purpose of a meditation shawl is to cover the body of the person who is meditating.

meditation shawl

Reasons why a shawl is worn when meditating

If you have seen someone meditate, you'll often find a shawl covering their bodies and here is why:

  • It is believed that when you wear a shawl when meditating, it holds the energy accumulated by meditating.
  • This energy is has positive effects on mind.
  • When meditating the body tends to cool down. Meditation shawl provides extra warmth to the body.
  • This keeps mind from being distracted.

handmade wool meditation shawl

Other than meditating these shawls can also be used for:

1. Lying on
2. Covering up
3. Wrap around

However, some believe that the energy accumulated during meditation stays with the shawl. Therefore, it is recommended to keep your meditation shawl at a clean sacred place. It is your prayer shawl after all.

mens meditation shawl

Meditation shawls come in many different fabrics and colors and are using plain with subtle patterns. One can choose a fabric type based on the weather. Since the winter is upon us, we will speak about wool wmeditation shawl. Woolen meditation shawls can be made of different types of wool depending on which area you are getting it from.

wool prayer shawl

It can be yak wool shawl or angora wool shawl. It can even be a mix of yak with sheep wool. It all depends on your personal choice.

Choose from this beautiful collection of pure wool shawls for men and women: MARICHI Wool Meditation Shawls

Research reference:

https://www.project-meditation.org/a_ms2/meditation_shawl.html


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