the key is in the pause

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Learning to pause is an important skill to practice

catspaw cushion studioAs Labor Day approaches it’s a great opportunity  for us to remember what’s important.  Showing up, doing your best and the willingness to learn, are a few things that come to mind.

But, sometimes the hard work is seating with difficult emotions.  Learning to pause is an important skill to practice.

Working hard can mean being still  – what does it take for you to be still?

 

 

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How do you practice pausing?

A simple answer is to sit, take a breath in and on the exhale put down your phone, tablet or lap top.

Take another breath in and exhale.

Repeat. You are now pausing.

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creating space

Giving yourself the time is the first step toward creating space.

I can tell you, you need certain things in your corner or room but what you really need to is to schedule yourself time to sit and be with your breath.

catspaw cushionsOnce you have committed to creating space,  support your body with a cushion we make beautiful and functional ones.  Also a few inspiration things and a timer.

Ready set pause 😉

the key is learning how to pause

catspaw cushionsTaking mini moments though out the day to pause.  There is power in pausing and it just may give you the clarity that you need.

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

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