As 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?
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.
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.
Once 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 😉
Taking mini moments though out the day to pause. There is power in pausing and it just may give you the clarity that you need.
A 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.
Whether 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.
cartoons by Matt Holman, and Ian Beck Cross