Meditation has impacted so many lives, including our own. And we are honored to share some insights with you into this world. Meditation can take many different forms, from movement meditation, to mindfulness, to Zen. There is loving kindness, japa meditation, transcendental and even mantra meditation. The history of meditation cannot be traced back to one place, culture or religion as it spans many. For example, our mala beads are rooted in Buddhism and Hinduism, but are not limited to those two religions. This string of beads used to practice mindfulness, chant, and hold focus in meditation and prayer also crosses into Catholicism, Judaism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Meditation cushions — also called Zafus — have traditional root in Zen Buddhism, helping to raise the hips, helping bring ease and stability to sitting meditation. Most meditation practices encourage you to sit with a straight spine — helping you to stay alert, energized, and allow a greater flow of energy between your chakras (energy points in the body). We are continually learning, growing and evolving on our own journeys, and we are honored to share with you along the way.