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"Discovering the Benefits of Yoga Bolsters: How to Choose the Right One for Your Practice"

"Discovering the Benefits of Yoga Bolsters: How to Choose the Right One for Your Practice"

What is a yoga bolster, and should I get one?


Imagine having your very own yoga wingman – that's the yoga bolster! It's like a cozy, rectangular cushion that's all about giving you a helping hand (or should I say, a comfy cushion?) during your yoga adventures.


Think of it as the VIP seat for your body as you dive into different yoga poses. This superstar cushion is usually stuffed with cotton, buckwheat, or foam, creating the ultimate support system for your back, legs, and even your noggin. Whether you're bending, twisting, or balancing, the yoga bolster's got your back (literally).


But wait, there's more to this cushiony hero! It's not just about propping you up; it's about taking your yoga journey to the next level. 


As commonly used in yin and restorative yoga, the long holds of asana (poses) with the support of a bolster allow us to work into our fascial tissue. This connective tissue runs throughout our entire body and can become sticky and tight. Releasing the fascia can help us move more easily, with more mobility, more range, and less resistance.


Additionally, the support of bolster is fantastic to help to soothe your autonomic nervous system. It can take you from the reactive flight or fight state, into a state of ease and safety- also known rest and digest. As well as releasing stress and tension in our physical bodies, calming the nervous system also benefits our mental and emotional states.


There are several reasons why someone might choose to use a yoga bolster:


  1. Support: A bolster can provide support for the back, legs, or head, making it easier to hold certain poses for longer periods of time.

  2. Comfort: The cushioning provided by a bolster can make certain poses more comfortable to hold, which can be especially helpful for people with injuries or chronic pain.

  3. Relaxation: Bolsters are often used in restorative yoga poses to promote relaxation and calm the nervous system.

  4. Alignment: A bolster can help align the body properly in certain poses, which can reduce the risk of injury.

  5. Modification: Bolsters can be used to modify poses for people who are new to yoga or have physical limitations.

  6. Versatility: Bolsters can be used for many different poses and style of yoga, such as restorative yoga, yin yoga, and prenatal yoga.

Overall, a yoga bolster can be a helpful tool for anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice and promote relaxation.





What should I look for when buying a yoga bolster?


When buying a yoga bolster, you should look for:


  1. Quality and durability: Look for a bolster that is made with high-quality materials and has a sturdy construction.

  2. Size and shape: Consider the size and shape of the bolster to make sure it is appropriate for the type of yoga practice you will be using it for.

  3. Firmness: Choose a bolster that is firm enough to provide the support you need, but also soft enough to be comfortable.

  4. Versatility: Some bolsters are multi-functional and can be used for multiple poses.

  5. Portability: If you plan to take your bolster to different classes or locations, look for a bolster that is lightweight and easy to carry.

  6. Cleanliness: Consider the ease of cleaning the bolster, especially if you are planning to use it in a studio or community setting.

  7. Brand Reputation: Research the brand and check for customer reviews to know about the quality of the product.

  8. Price: Compare prices from different brands and see which one offers the best value for money.    



Why Choose an Ajna Wellbeing Eco Yoga Bolster?


There's a reason our yoga bolsters have over 3000 (and counting) five star reviews! Here's just a few of them...


Durability: Ajna Wellbeing yoga bolsters are made to last, with unparalleled quality support and durability. Each yoga bolster cushion is expertly crafted from mixed density layers of recycled foam, with a concentrated core that provides long lasting durability and structure. Unlike buckwheat or cotton batting, our dual layer technology ensures that your bolster pillow won’t lose its shape or firmness with use. 


Eco Friendly & Non Toxic: Ajna Wellbeing creates world’s most eco friendly comfortable bolster. You'll love the luxurious feeling of eco-suede, which is produced sustainably from recycled, 100 percent vegan materials and without the use of harmful chemicals or toxic solvents.


Optimal Support: Our bolsters provide optimal support to help alleviate pressure on joints, provide lumbar relief, deepen stretches, and grant total relaxation. Great support allow perfect relaxation whilst focusing on yoga or meditation.


Ergonomic design: The clever design allows for light weight hassle free transport. Sturdy enough for support, but light enough to carry, Ajna's yoga bolsters will become your new favorite yoga accessory. The convenient carry handle makes transporting your bolster to class easy.


Aesthetics: Fits seamlessly and stylishly into the tranquillity of your own home: no need to hide it away between use! What’s more, you can practice all of your asanas from class in the comfort of your own home.


Easy to Clean: The amazingly soft outer cover can be easily removed for cleaning, and features gold embossed carry handles.



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