Yogashop has yoga bolsters and yoga cushions in various sizes and from different brands such as Love Generation and Manduka, delicious with various yoga styles such as Yin Yoga and Restorative. Order online now for next day delivery.
What is a yoga bolster?
A yoga bolster or pillow is a yoga prop that gives you extra support in different yoga postures. They are mainly used in the quieter yoga styles, such as Yin Yoga. A bolster is an elongated and firm cushion, which is filled with buckwheat chaff. They can also be filled with recycled plastic and polyester. The shape of a bolster is elongated and round or sometimes even rectangular.
Using a bolster during yoga ensures a deeper relaxation. The bolster is also used as extra support in your back, your lower back, your neck and your arms and legs. It depends entirely on the yoga posture how you use the bolster. The bolster is also used in Vinyasa yoga, for example in the savasana. Your yoga teacher will explain to you how best to use it.
For which exercises do you use a yoga bolster?
Wondering when a bolster is needed? To give you an idea of how to use a pillow for support, we have listed a few yoga poses for you:
- Child's Pose (Balasana): put the bolster under your chest and your head so that you can lean on it
- Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana): Put the bolster under your head and your upper back
- Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani): put the bolster against the wall, under your hips
- Corpse pose (Savasana): whatever you like :-) This way you can place the bolster under your knees, under your back or even on your stomach
Rectangular or round? Which yoga cushion is right for me?
At Yogashop we sell the bolster cushions from Manduka. These are environmentally friendly and they have a fine and firm filling. We sell both the round and the rectangular bolsters in all kinds of different colors and even with a print. So choose one that also fits nicely with your yoga mat.
When buying a bolster, always pay attention to the filling, because a cotton filling is often just a bit too soft for good support. The length of a bolster of at least 55 cm is also important.