the key is in the pause

What is a zafu, why and how should I use it?

catspaw cushionsA zafu is commonly referred to a cushion that supports you. At Catspaw Studio we fill ours with organic buckwheat hulls so its supports and conforms to your body. If you practice yoga or meditation or just simply like to sit on the floor, it can help take the press off your back and make it easier to sit for an extended period of time. You can use it a variety  of ways.

A translation of zafu is a cushion for sitting, where “za” means “sitting” or “to sit,” and “fu” means “cushion, bolster, a long pillow or cushion that provides support”; it can also mean “strengthen, reinforce, boost, fortify, or renew.”

We use a zafu to support us. We also want to have support and good posture as explained by WindMind.

catspaw studioWhether you meditate, sitting on the floor every day is a good habit to get into.  At Catspaw Studio we use festive fabrics that inspire with the hope that you well take a moment.

the key is in the pause

 

 

 

cartoons by Matt Holman, and Ian Beck Cross

because every body needs support

catspaw studioBecause every body needs support – but the bigger question is what do we need? It is worth while to ask and ponder and be in that ambiguous state.

because sitting with your truth takes courage

journal - keeper of the treasureBecause sitting with your truth takes courage – spiritual growth is hard work, pause and ponder. Inside the Belly of the Whale journal is your journey.

pause and try yoga nidra

Learning to relax and let your muscle and mind settle down may take practice for some of us.  A guided yoga nidra on YouTube can get you started.

encouraging you on your journey

catspaw cushionsEncouraging you on your journey.  Learning to pause is the the key to sitting with your truth. Create your space with things
that inspire and support.  Cushions, original art and a journal to write your thoughts.

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