“Asanas spill from the ether and flow to the gross-vital form.”
The design and holding of The Flying Carpet Yoga Mat is in Australia, while the Certified Organic cotton is grown and manufactured in India through fair and ethical commerce. The colour is natural unbleached cotton with two colourful embroidered logos on each end, which signify and establish a ‘fractalised’ current of “As Above So Below”. This can add a bonus to your asana routine and meditation.
This Flying Carpet Yoga Mat currently comes in one size and style based on a traditional cotton yoga mat: 80 cm x 188 cm and 3 mm in thickness.
“When feeling the Alchymeic blessing bestowed upon this yoga mat
you begin to fly or feel the weightlessness of flight.
Allow the unobstructed life-force current to flow through your being.
The Flying Carpet Mat delivers levity, not gravity.”
The benefits of an organic cotton yoga mat
This organic cotton yoga mat absorbs perspiration and moisture. It does allowing traction and stability, yet can take some getting used to for those that have been used to a sticky mat. The benefit here is that there isn’t the toxic residue that can be absorbed into your skin like other non-organic fabric materials or plastic yoga mats. This mat is durable, washable and ready to biodegrade when a 100 years from now someone would like to dispose of it. When performing certain postures on a hard floor you may need an eco-mat (or your old sticky mat, if that is what you have) to be placed underneath The Flying Carpet Yoga Mat for soft support.
Yoga Mat Packaging
The Yoga Mat comes packaged in a carry bag that is made from Certified Organic Cotton. You can use it to carry your Yoga Mat around.
The Flying Carpet Yoga Mat Background
In 2005 The Flying Carpet Yoga Mat was created and designed with the divine vision of the two symbols embroidered on each end of the mat to hold the Alchymeically Imbued Current.
The Flying Carpet Organic Certification
The cotton used for the current line of Yoga Mats is Certified Organic.
The Name The Flying Carpet Yoga Mat
Amongst the many historical connotations that Flying Carpets have had, this Flying Carpet flies straight and true to its destination – Ecstatic bliss.
That Special Alchymeically Imbued Touch
There is an exquisite current that can be felt when relaxing upon this Flying Carpet Yoga Mat. It is an indescribable experience.
The Alchymeic Imbuement is a radiant heart current, a cosmic manifestation of life-positive and transformative Energies brought by a unique and specialised blessing.
The two embroidered symbols on each end of the yoga mat signify and establish an Alchymeically Imbued ‘fractalised’ current of “As Above So Below”. Adding a bonus to your asana routine and meditation.
The logos and symbols that represent The Flying Carpet Yoga Mat are given by Divine vision and as with sacred geometry, hold a locus or focus for the Energy.
Below are further descriptions of the two symbols.
These two symbols are communicated as an esoteric current:
This symbol we call ‘The Fractalised Form’.
The upper fractaliser merges with the lower fractaliser, initiating and facilitating the process of
‘As Above, So Below’ where heaven and earth meet and dissolve beyond all duality and separation.
The Fractaliser is an actual Alchymeic Artifact that is designed upon the scale model of the Great Pyramid at Giza. The two central rods through the centre of this image are called Radiant Realm Fractal Earth, they represent the holding and grounding of the ‘fractal’ current which is based on fractal geometry. As this current flows through the two gold apex capstones it is a splitting of light, a breaking through what is dark and clouded of the mind, releasing the ‘doubt of love’ and thus allowing the flowering of the being to awaken as the breath and having the weight of the gravity of ‘usual’ life lifted off the body.
The Fractaliser is seen as the spear-head of the Divine, cutting through and creating a pathway for ascension.
The Fractaliser moves to dissolve a structure of mind and it’s limitation imposed by fixity.
This symbol we call, ‘The Happy Man’ and he is riding The Flying Carpet!
The Happy Man is about instilling and invoking a lightness of being, happy and full, always already. Resting in the blissful Mystery of existence. Awakening as Divine ignorance. As we evolve, our relationship to this world becomes Divine disinterest. We are no longer drawn excitedly to the world. We exist as mindless embodiment, which is the disposition of love, transcendent of all reactions. Going nowhere, alive as the present immortal, living in the present moment, no motivation high or low.
“I had trouble resting a lot. I came and got a Flying Carpet Yoga Mat and upon experiencing it for the first time I was amazed. I felt my frontal line and vertical line of my form open to the life-force current. A heart invitation to the true yoga was initiated bringing levity. The first two times I used it I distinctively noticed my heart contentment. I felt rested and my body was made more available to find the asanas. Every night now I lie on it and experience a deep state of meditation and relaxation. My mind dissolves and any limitations in my relationship to yoga is released, it’s made more pure.” (Q.L. Tyalgum, Australia – November, 2009)
“I have had my Flying Carpet for about 4 weeks now. I sleep on it every night. This is not the normal use for it as it is meant to be a yoga mat. Whilst using it to sleep on, I have the most amazing feeling of being rocked to sleep and I have a deeper more nourishing sleep. In the morning my whole body and mind feel more nourished ready for the day ahead. I feel closer to the Divine when I am sleeping on it and I feel that’s ultimately what yoga is about. God is graceful.” (Clare B. Brisbane, Australia – Feb 2010)
‘’This is not an ordinary yoga mat! This is an extraordinary one! I can feel the Alchymie in the mat; the Divine current every time I simply sit on it and breathe‘’ (Alaya S – Sydney, 2010)
We also recommend engaging a Happy Cushion and getting a Yoga Wizard Wand!
Questions & Care instructions
A quick summary on washing and caring for your Organic Cotton Flying Carpet Yoga Mat
Care Instructions: When you feel it is needed, gentle cold machine-wash on its own or with like items and colours. Use ‘earth friendly’ liquid detergent or make sure powdered detergent is fully dissolved before the water touches the fabric. Hang dry outside. Rather than washing you may choose to air it out in the sun when needed, allowing the sun to cleanse, freshen and brighten.
See further on this Earth Heart Beat website for ‘earth friendly’ washing products.
Preferred placement of your head on the Flying Carpet Yoga Mat
Some people when they lie back on the yoga mat they like to rest their head directly on the ‘Fractalised Form’ symbol. Give it a go; see what you like to do.
How often should I wash my Yoga Mat?
To some extent this is a personal preference. This can depend on the form of exercise that you do and what you actually use it for. For example if you are sweating on the mat then you should consider washing it otherwise be sure to allow it to air dry, preferably outside in the sun and wind that can freshen and disinfect.
Do Not Dry Clean
Please do not dry clean. Most dry cleaners use chemical cleaning agents. This is not good for you, the fabric, or the earth. If you do have an eco-dry cleaner in your area, this could be an exception.
Do not use chlorine bleach or the
Some people may be accustomed to using chlorine bleach, yet this is not the way to go. Bleach not only breaks down the fibres of the material, which will weaken them over time, it is toxic to our waterways. Also be aware that if you use skin or hair products that contain toxic chemicals, this can transfer to the fabric and not only be bad for the material, it can be bad for you. For skin care we recommend Synthesis Organics skin care available on this website.
What detergent to use
Many mainstream detergents we commonly see on TV commercials aren’t necessarily healthy. When it comes to getting the best laundry detergent find an ‘earth friendly’ detergent by going to your nearest health food shop or here at Earth Heart Beat Shop. There are also washing balls available from this website. The other addition you can add to cleaning your wash is Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate). It is a deodoriser and effective cleaning agent. You can also add drops of your favourite essential oil to a clean cloth and add it to the wash. Try lavender, rosemary and tea tree oils as they are mildly antiseptic and can inhibit the growth of mould. If your yoga mat is starting to look darker than the natural look and you would like it to be lightened in colour use natural oxygen whitener or try hydrogen peroxide as a natural whitener.
Dissolve powdered detergent before Yoga Mat enters water
If you don’t dissolve powdered detergent before shaking it on top of your wash, you may find that you get lighter spots in areas. Although this isn’t such a problem with the front-loading washing machines, it is with the top loaders.
Use a front loading washing machine
Front loading washing machines are much easier on your fabrics because they don’t have the agitator in the middle that can tug at materials. If you’re considering a new washing machine, make it a front loader.
Do not over stuff your washing machine
Do not over-fill the washing drum. The Yoga Mat needs room to be washed well. This also means less stress on your washing machine.
Wash in cold water
Not only can you save on your hot water electricity bill, but also washing in temperatures other than cold can shrink the cotton yoga mat. Spot clean prior to washing if you are accustomed to using hot water to be more effective in cleaning.
All natural fibres shrink after being washed in water. The percentage of shrinkage can vary by up to 10% depending on the water temperature used. This is why cold water is the best and hang to dry.
Use the gentle cycle
Gentle is the best. There is no need to excessively agitate the wash.
Line drying is the BEST option. Otherwise prepare for shrinkage and also the shortening of the lifetime of your fabric. The lint you find in your dryer when drying clothing is mostly your fabric breaking down.
If you don’t have an outside clothesline
If you don’t have a place outside to hang your mat or it’s raining, hang it over your shower curtain or install bars in your laundry room specifically used for drying laundry or place a towel over a door and hang it there.
Storing your yoga Mat & preventing mildew and moths
Be sure your Yoga Mat is thoroughly clean and dry before storing in a linen cupboard or drawer. If the fabric still contains things such as spilled food, dirt, or even sweat in storage, this can attract pests and it also gives mould a place to grow. Keep away from moist conditions for extended periods. Cover wooden shelves with paper and place small lavender bags in your wardrobe cabinets or drawers. We have special lavender bags; please enquire if you are interested. Or you can also use a cotton ball and put drops of essential oil onto it and place this in your storage area. Suggested essential oils are: Cedar wood, clove, lavender, rosemary and sage alone or in a combination. (See Earth Heart Beat shop for First Light Essential Oils.)
Organic Cotton Yoga Mat
This traditional yoga mat is made of 100% Certified Organic Cotton grown and hand-loom stitched in India in a fair and ethical community. The creation, design and embroidery takes place in Australia.
Mat specifications: 79cm x 185cm with 3.5 mm thickness
Take a moment to experience this mat – stand, sit, lie down, stretch, relax… feel the infinite current – an indescribable experiential moment.
At last the Flying Carpet delivers levity, not gravity.
“Asanas spill from the ether and flow to the gross-vital form”
Is it conventional or certified organic cotton or conventionally Grown Cotton?
Most people are still in the dark about the full story behind the conventional trade of cotton. The conventional trade of cotton can include: forced child labour, heavy pesticide use and human and environmental degradation.
Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop, typically using many of the most hazardous pesticides on the market. Each year cotton producers around the world use nearly $2.6 billion worth of pesticides, which is more than 10% of the world’s pesticides and nearly 25% of the world’s insecticides.
It is estimated that less than 10% of the chemicals used on cotton actually serve the purpose of eliminating pests, the rest are absorbed into the plant, air, soil and water. Pesticides don’t only harm the earth; statistics report that 60% of field workers in the cotton industry show symptoms of permanent poisoning. These pesticides have not only been linked to cancer, there have been traces found in the milk of animals and nursing mothers. In some areas, as much as 65% of the cotton harvest can enter the food chain. See the following link for more information: http://www.isis.org.uk/Picking_Cotton_Carefully.php
If this wasn’t enough, in recent years there has been the introduction to a new But genetically modified cotton which has added other negative attributes. See the following link for more details:http://www.qna.debralynndadd.com/content/genetically-modified-gmo-cotton
What is Organic Cotton?
Organically grown cotton has been produced without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. A field must be pesticide free for three years for the cotton to be certified organic.
NOTE: Even if a label says organic, unless there is certification there is no certainty unless you do your research.
Considerations close to our heart:
• Consider the Farm Workers.
• Consider the ‘Developing World’ and fair trading.
• Consider how to dispose of the chemicals?
• Consider our soil and thus water-ways.
• Consider our deep well-water and fresh water springs.
• Consider the air, birds and animals.
• Consider our food chain.
• Consider our health and the health of our family.
Since 2002 Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has evolved into holding a leading set of criteria in the field of organic textile processing; aiming to define a universal standard for organic fibres. Standards apply to fibre products, yarns, fabrics and clothes and cover the production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, exportation, importation and distribution of all natural fibre products. GOTS provides a continuous quality control and certification system from field to shelf. There are also social responsibility components (i.e., fair wages, no forced or bonded labour, etc.).