Yoga & Meditation Supplies
According to Sri Chinmoy, Yoga means man’s conscious union with God. As such it encompasses all of life including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Books written by Spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy, who has reached the height of Illumination inspire us to aspire and reach our own highest potential. Meditation helps us connect with our own innermost self and God, while the physical and mental exercises of yoga help us stay healthy, strong and balanced.
Accessories make our practise more enjoyable while deepening our experience. Choose from meditation cushions and accessories, candles and candle holders. There are also yoga mats with handmade bags to keep them in and yoga bricks.
Yoga blocks, often used in pairs, are props to make you more comfortable while helping you maintain proper alignment during yoga poses. They can be used for extending your reach, supporting your weight and assisting in balance as well as for standing poses in which your hands do not reach the floor.
Quality mats are made from non slip materials that keep your hands and feet solidly in place during your yoga practice. They give you superior traction and stability so you can focus on your posture and worry less about slipping.
Two Yoga mats are available. The Eco Yoga Mat is made with TPE, a rubber like material that combines the best characteristics of thermoset rubber with the processing advantages of thermoplastics to offer a flexible, efficient, recyclable material, size 24” x 72”. The Yoga Mat with carrier strap is 24” x 68”.
Yoga Mat Bags
Select from custom made cotton yoga mat bags from Nepal in various colours, each with a symbol on it, such as a chakra or Om.
Mala Beads & Bracelets
A mala is a string of prayer beads used for reciting, chanting or mentally repeating a mantra known as japa. Select from malas made of amethyst, carnelian, coral, crystal, jade, lapis lazuli, malachite, moonstone, rose quartz, rosewood, rudraksha, sandalwood, sunstone, tiger’s eye or turquoise.
Handcrafted Nepalese wrist malas are available in wood or semi-precious stones which include Agate, Citrine, Malachite, Obsidian, Turquoise, and Tiger’s Eye.
Prayer Flags are traditionally hung outside, however many people are now using them indoors as well. Whether they wave in the wind or hang on a wall, Prayer Flags lift up and carry our wishes for a world filled with more compassion, peace and love. They encourage us to focus inwardly to restore our own inner poise so we can embrace each other in a oneness world home.
Choose from two sizes of horizontal Prayer Flags, each one a series of colourful square or rectangular shapes connected along their top edges by a long string or thread.
The large one is a traditional Tibetan Prayer Flag. It is 16 feet (4.88 metres) and has 25 flags. The smaller one has 10 flags with Om Mani Padme Hum, the most important Buddhist mantra, on each flag. As well there is a space on each flag to write you own prayer.
A Prayer Wheel is a cylinder on a spindle that can be made from metal, wood, stone, leather or coarse cotton. Spinning a Prayer Wheel helps one develop positive qualities and states of mind. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, spinning a Prayer Wheel has much the same benefit as orally reciting prayers.
A table top Zen Garden is ideal to help you unwind and create peace of mind.
Candles & Accessories
Beeswax candles create a positive environment by cleaning the air and creating negative ions. They also enhance our meditation experience when we focus on the candle flame which represents our inner flame aspiring for a higher awareness and realization. Also available are tea light holders made from shell and semi-precious stones.
Pheylonian beeswax candles are made from 100% Canadian cappings beeswax. They burn with a golden halo while exuding a natural balanced aroma. They are non-toxic, non-allergenic and are pet friendly. They are ideal for environmentally sensitive individuals. Producing negative ions, they clean the air from dust, odours, toxins, pollen, mould and viruses. Sourced from a beekeeper located in a pesticide and fertilizer free region in the Northern Canadian Prairies, they are as pure as a candle can be.
Tea Light Holders
To create a soft glow for your tea light, choose from our colourful collection which include Capiz shells, salt, calcite, selenite, rose quartz, and amethyst.
Meditation cushions are designed to aid in sitting meditation practice. Since posture is a key factor in meditation, they help establish a comfortable sitting pose which keeps the spine aligned and straight. What’s more, energy must be allowed free circulation throughout the body during meditation. A proper meditation cushion allows these physical as well as spiritual dynamics to occur.
Handmade by a local artisan, Bhakti Cushions are exclusive to The Garden of Light. Made from mixed fabrics, they are washable with a zippered cover and are filled with environmentally friendly buckwheat hulls or other grains. They will enhance your peaceful meditation, and can also be used as floor cushions.
Books By Sri Chinmoy
Spiritual books carry deep inner wisdom and truths that inspire us to aspire and become who we are truly meant to be. The Garden of Light specializes in books written by Sri Chinmoy. Our selection includes books on meditation, poetry, prose, as well as questions from seekers and answers by Sri Chinmoy. A few select books have been translated from the English into many languages including French and Persian.