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A Precious Artefact
Freedom in Stillness Connect with the Divine Aspect of your Existence.
Nirvani: 'the one who is liberated' Here is the story of this personal journey, that brought to me the way to be of service to all spiritual seekers: ..my name is Satyaprem and after I had to face (like many of us) the dead-ends in my life, I found a safe shelter in yoga and meditation practice. Soon, I also received a mantra that made my practice more focused and helped me to start observing the mind and its thought bursts. I also realised the importance of daily engagement in the practice. I can tell you now that, anything can fail you, relationships, friends, your job, your family.. but your daily practice will never fail you. That is why one must have it every single day, whatever the circumstances, even for a few minutes. Because the mind reconnects with the practice and the desired re-programming continues.
But, as you might as well know, the mind and the body are resisting the change. During my meditation practice in the usual cross-legged position, I had to deal with a lot of pain in my back, trying to keep the straight up posture. There was also a lot of strain in the feet, specially my knees. During the first months, I put a lot of discipline and forced my body to adopt to the suggested posture, trying to ignore the almost unbearable pain. It was like punishing myself for being in practice.. and of course all my efforts to relax and dive inside were in vain. However, stubborn as I was, I continued in this almost masochistic loop. But the body made its own demonstration. After nearly a year of this daily suffering, a lump appeared in my left foot. I was observing it every morning and soon I was sure it was growing! Had to visit the doctors..
So I went trough the x-rays as per doctor’s instructions. The result was surprising: because of the enormous strain in the knee-to-uncle tendons, new excessive bone was starting to form in the joint! ‘end of story’ said the orthopaedist. No more cross-legged position for me. But how would I continue with my practice? Going again through my yoga books and trying the various meditation postures, I found that the kneeling position (Vajrāsana in Sanskrit) is actually the most comfortable one for the back and knees. In this pose, the back remains naturally straight without any effort! However, after some minutes, my lower feet would get numb and pain would rise again in my ankles. This time I seriously had to break through a way to relieve my body from pain and at the same time remain in position.
I was trying with pillows, blankets, yoga bricks and any other prop I could think of, but they where all uncomfortable and the pain would come back after 15 minutes or so. Needed to customise. So I hand-crafted a small sitting base which I would place between my legs in the kneeling posture. This was starting to make sense finally! I was observing when the first signs of discomfort would come. My concern was how to let the body remain in this natural position, buttocks sitting on the heels. When the body was in a much higher position from the heels, the pain in my back would come again. Now, I was using and testing this small ‘seat’ again and again during so many days of practice. Over a period of two years, I adjusted the size, the height, the shape. What a bliss to be able to relax and meditate without pain!
I finally came up with the shape of ‘Nirvani’ (the name came much after). A special design that embraces the heels and allows the body to come lower than any other meditation seat, in the natural position. For me it was also important that it would be light-weight and easy to carry during my travels. And now Nirvani could also be used as a seat for a more comfortable cross-legged pose. The perfect vehicle for a meditation journey!
Next? Well, now I needed to present this to other people so that they will also benefit from it…
Nirvani is also the ideal seat for vipassana meditation
So, Nirvani meditation seat has been developed by a yogi, for all meditators, spiritual experience seekers and also persons with a sensitive back. It has the perfect dimensions and shape to allow the body maintain a totally natural position. Its size is suitable for all body types. Its creation has the purpose of assisting more beings in the path of self-discovery. What makes Nirvani different from any other meditation seat, is that its patented unique shape allows for the most natural body posture. The special openings for the heels enable the body to settle low, as if no support was there. That is why your Nirvani is almost invisible when you use it!
Vajrasana is the most powerful body position Vajra-asana is a Sanskrit term that means 'stable pose' or 'adamant pose' and this is because of the firmness that the body naturally maintains in this position:
it brings a state of tranquility and stability in the mind
it helps to relieve constipation and strengthens lower back, legs and thighs
it improves digestion (after or during meal)
Nirvani is the natural base for Vajrasana and can support the body for long periods of relaxation
the spine is naturally erect and the back straight
there is stability but also freedom to move the pelvis.
So light weight! It is made of natural wood and will travel with you everywhere
“I love to practice meditation anytime anyplace. Nirvani made this possible” Nadiia, Chiang Mai “Evolution in practice! Really changed my life.” Panos, London “I found just the right gift for my spiritual friends.” Alex, Switzerland