What is a Yoga Bolster used for?


what is a yoga bolster?

A yoga bolster is a supportive cushion or pillow used to enhance and deepen various yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Typically rectangular or cylindrical in shape, yoga bolsters are filled with materials like cotton, foam, or buckwheat hulls to provide firm yet comfortable support. They are commonly used in restorative yoga, yin yoga, and prenatal yoga practices to promote relaxation, relieve tension, and facilitate proper alignment in poses. 

our yoga bolsters

Our Yoga Bolster covers are made from high quality, GOTS Certified Cotton. Our bolsters provide exceptional support and comfort for your yoga practice. The premium Cotton material is not only soft and comfortable but durable and easy to clean. Our Yoga Bolsters are filled with a quality and eco friendly ingredient called buckwheat. Buckwheat and cotton are hypoallergenic and mould to the contours of your body, allowing your body really relax and let go. The Cotton Yoga Bolster can be personalised by carefully removing some filling if you prefer it softer.

benefits of a yoga bolster

Here are some key advantages of incorporating a yoga bolster into your practice:

  1. Support: Bolsters provide added support and stability, allowing you to maintain proper alignment in poses and alleviate strain on joints and muscles.
  2. Comfort: The cushioned surface of a bolster adds comfort during seated, reclined, or restorative poses, making it easier to relax and hold poses for longer periods.
  3. Flexibility: Bolsters can help improve flexibility by providing props for deeper stretches and assisting in achieving challenging poses.
  4. Relaxation: Bolsters can promote relaxation and stress relief, especially during restorative poses and meditation.
  5. Alignment: Bolsters can be strategically placed to support specific body parts, such as the spine, hips, or knees, to encourage proper alignment and prevent injury.

uses of a yoga bolster

There are many ways one can use a yoga bolster, here are some of our favourite!

  1. Restorative Poses: Bolsters are commonly used in restorative yoga to support the body in gentle, passive stretches that promote relaxation and rejuvenation.
  2. Meditation: Bolsters can be used as props to provide support and comfort during seated meditation, helping you maintain an upright posture and focus on your breath.
  3. Backbends: Placing a bolster under the back in supported backbends like Bridge Pose or Fish Pose can help open the chest and shoulders while supporting the spine.
  4. Hip Opening: Bolsters can assist in hip-opening poses like Reclined Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana) by providing support under the thighs and encouraging relaxation in the hips.
  5. Savasana: During final relaxation (Savasana), placing a bolster under the knees can relieve tension in the lower back and promote a deeper sense of relaxation.
  6. Deepen Stretches: By placing a yoga bolster under the knees, back, or hips, you can deepen stretches and increase flexibility without straining or injuring your body.
  7. Relaxation: Yoga Bolsters can help you relax and release tension in the body by providing support in restorative poses like Savanna (corpse pose).
  8. Comfort: Bolsters can provide extra cushioning and support during seated poses like Sukhasana (easy pose) or Padmasana (Lous pose).

cleaning your yoga bolster

Cleaning your Yoga Bolster is easy, simply remove the cover and wash using your washing machine.For the bolster itself, spot clean any stains with a mild detergent and water solution using a soft cloth or sponge.  Allow both the cover and bolster to air dry completely before reassembling.

For a more in-depth explanation of how to clean and maintain your yoga bolster, read more here: https://mobeco.com.au/avoiding-and-dealing-with-bugs-in-your-yoga-bolster-a-comprehensive-guide/ 

want a yoga bolster for yourself?

The MOBECO yoga bolster is the supreme choice for anyone who wants to maximise the mobility or recovery because of its durable, eco-friendly materials, versatility, and stylish design. Invest in a MOBECO yoga bolster now and take your yoga practice to the next level.