World's First Yoga and Meditation Mat Gallery Opens in Thonglor, Bangkok

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The Zen Kodo Mat Gallery grants visitors the opportunity to experience a fusion of True Zen Art brought from Japan and the spirit of yoga with five senses in central Bangkok.

She realized her passion to make artistic, sustainable and empowering yoga and meditation mats. Finally, she opened a gallery, which features the world's first yoga and meditation mat: The Zen Kodo Mat Gallery.

A new destination for art, yoga and meditation lovers appeared in Bangkok.

Statistics show that more than 30 million people practice yoga in the world. However, most of them use chemical yoga mats, which are mass-produced with no doubt.

A Japanese female yoga teacher and Zen artist, Fumie Mune, decided to bring awareness to the world about Japanese tradition to make the best efforts to create space for one's spirituality, which harmonizes with nature.

She realized her passion to make artistic, sustainable and empowering yoga and meditation mats. Finally, she opened a gallery, which features the world's first gallery of yoga and meditation mat: The Zen Kodo Mat Gallery (chochogreen.com/en/).

About Zen Kodo Mat Gallery in Thonglor, Bangkok

The gallery is located in the center of the city.

An entire five floors of a townhouse make up the Zen Kodo Mat Gallery.

In this gallery, visitors can watch, touch, and actually smell the mats, all dyed with natural herbs. They can also experience meditation on Zen Kodo mats.

Visitors can experience a fusion of True Zen Art brought from Japan and the spirit of yoga with five senses, which undoubtedly will give them a moment full of inspiration and healing in the center of this hectic city.

The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00.

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About Fumie Mune

Fumie Mune, who is the founder of Herb yoga, which is a stream of yoga practiced widely in Japan.

She is the leader of the Teachers Association of Herb Yoga International, which is an organization to grow trainers and teachers of Herb yoga. She is the author of 2 books and 1 DVD of Herb Yoga in Japan.

About Zen Kodo Mat

The Zen Kodo mat is epoch‐making because of its three-revolutionary characteristics.

The first revolutionary characteristic of the Zen Kodo mat is that it is beautifully dyed by natural herbs and decorated with Zen Art all by hand work. It is taught in the tradition of Japanese Zen that Zen Art can heal and release the tensions in one's subtle body and helps to bring inspirations.

The second revolutionary characteristic of the Zen Kodo mat is that it is sustainable because it is made of all natural materials. This characteristic of the Zen Kodo mat will cast a stone in the yoga industry, because most of the conventional yoga mats are mass produced with petroleum-derived materials, which is a concern for both health and the environment. Zen Kodo mats are made with water hyacinth, which is a material that gathers attention from the field of sustainable development nowadays.

The third revolutionary characteristic of the Zen Kodo mat is that it is empowering women in the northeast of Thailand. ChoChoGreen cooperates to create natural hand-made mats with a qualified farmers group in Buriram province. It is their attempt to spread a message that "Makes more people happy by practicing yoga!"

For more information on ChoChoGreen Art and Meditation Gallery, please visit chochogreen.com/en/ or contact contact(at)chochogreen(dot)com.

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