The Green Room
The Green Room Meditation Cushion and relaxing Eye Pillow have been created by yoga instructor, Jennifer Chapman. The products are ergonomically designed to offer support during meditation and yoga practices for both adults and children. The Green Room collaborates directly with weavers from a small village in North Eastern Thailand to produce fabrics that are woven in the traditional mudmee (ikat) style of this region. The products are then handmade using natural fillings including lemongrass, kapok, lavender, rice and flaxseed. These products were born from a desire to find a more comfortable seated position to help manage sciatic pain during Jennifer’s own meditation practice. The crescent-shaped design helps you to sit for longer without discomfort. Jennifer then realised that the weight of the cushion, with it’s lemongrass filling, made it ideal to use as a prop for her yin yoga practice. She initially only produced enough cushions to supply the classes she teaches at her home yoga studio, The Green Room in Bangkok, along with shavasana Eye Pillows for use while she hosted her Gong Bath relaxation sessions. Students then asked to buy them and so now these much loved products are made in small batches for sale in Thailand. The smaller sized meditation cushion was created with the hope to encourage more younger folks to become comfortable with sitting and settling. It provides children with their very own ‘special seat’ to cultivate their mindfulness practice.