Meditation should be a joyous, uplifting experience.
It should signify a calm space in our life, one where day-to-day turmoils cannot enter.
We can heighten this feeling by treating ourselves to some simple accessories: a good meditation cushion, a timer and, perhaps, a well-made meditation shawl.
It just goes to make our five or ten minute period meditating that much more enticing.
Here’s a selection of several wonderful meditation shawls for you to consider. Most are made in Eastern countries, usually in India. I’ve included a description of each shawl within the article. I’ve picked them for their designs and the quality of the material.
A meditation shawl is simply a blanket that you can drape around yourself. It might not seem like it, but it really can make you feel more comfortable.
Generally speaking, you want a shawl that is at least 100cm (40 inches) by 200cm. The word “pashmina” refers to a very fine and soft cashmere wool made in India.
Quick Reviews of the Best Meditation Shawls
This over-sized scarf, which is made using viscose rayon, is both beautiful and affordable. It is worth noting that the scarf has the sacred OM symbol masterfully knitted into its pattern.
Each scarf has different color stripes making each one individual and unique. The OM meditation and yoga shawl is perfect for morning meditation sessions, and can even be worn during the day to remind you to stay mindful and present.
If you are looking for a lavish hand-knotted, handwoven scarf, then this is the perfect option for you. The Takhi Merino Handwoven Shawl is solid with simple border designs, available in three colors and made using 100% merino wool.
Takhi Merino scarves should keep you warm as you meditate. You could also wear them on a chilly day.
Double Layer Reversible Paisley Pashmina Shawl by Peach Couture
This is the best option if you want something cheap (inexpensive) that also looks and feels great.
Tache Tartan Throw Blanket by Tache Home Fashion
It’s wonderfully soft and big enough at 50 by 60 inches to wrap yourself up completely during meditation.
100% Wool Meditation Shawl by ZijiHandicrafts Nepal
Om Gayatri Yoga Prayer Shawl by Rajastan Cottage
This cotton shawl, which 28 by 78 inches long, has a silky feel. It features the om meditation (aum) symbol and the Gayatri mantra (a very widely-recited Vedic mantra).
It’s very well-priced and a good choice if you want something with a “spiritual feel” but don’t want to pay a huge amount.
A Final Note
If you liked this short selection why not also have a look at our selection of meditation cushions and best incense for meditation. Also, if you’ve bought a good shawl that you use for meditation, please mention the shawl that you use in the comments.
Image credit: Meditation by Paco Flores